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Departures Lounge: Saints splash out on Osvaldo, Spurs and Liverpool after Willian

We’re into the final fortnight of the transfer window.

Pablo Osvaldo. Credit: Andrew Medichini/AP/Press Association Images

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Southampton break club record: The Saints have landed a major coup by signing Italian international striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo from Roma. The 27-year-old, who is originally from Argentina, scored 16 goals for the Giallorossi last season and links up with manager Mauricio Pochettino having previously played under him at Espanyol.

Spurs and Liverpool in for Willian: Brazilian playmaker Willian is keen on a move to England from Anzhi Makhackala and although Liverpool looked to be in pole position, Tottenham could hijack their efforts with a late bid.

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Toffees turn down double bid: Manchester United have had a £28m offer for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines rejected by Everton.

Coentrao set to move: Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that left-sided player Fabio Coentrao is hoping to leave the Spanish capital.

Norwich want Elmander: Former Bolton forward Johan Elmander is a target of the Canaries. Now 32, the Swedish international is available on the cheap from Galatasaray.

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Falcao dimisses exit rumours: He may have only arrived this summer but there was speculation of the weekend that Radamel Falcao could be on his way out. The Colombian has rejected such claims, however, insisting he is happy at the Ligue 1 club.

Roma chasing Nani: The Serie A side are after Manchester United’s Nani. The winger’s future at the Premier League champions seemed uncertain but he could now be set to stay despite the interest.

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If Fellaini does go to Manchester United, Everton will hope to replace him with Ireland and Wigan midfielder James McCarthy.

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