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Departures Lounge: Real Madrid hoping to lure Rooney

The La Liga giants want to reunite two former Manchester United team-mates in the Spanish capital.

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Sunderland sign goalkeeper: Keiren Westwood’s injury means Sunderland were in need of a back-up goalkeeper and after being linked with fellow Ireland international David Forde, the Black Cats have instead brought in Argentine stopper Oscar Ustari from Spanish side Almeria.

Toffees close to Traore deal: Having been granted a work permit, Everton are on the verge of getting Lacina Traore on loan from Monaco for the remainder of the season.

Will it happen?

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Real Madrid plot Rooney bid: Real Madrid plan to make an approach for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney in the summer but Sergio Aguero remains their number one target.

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Gunners eye up Rodrigo: The latest player to be linked with a move to Arsenal is Brazilian-born forward Rodrigo, who spent time on loan with Bolton from current club Benfica three years ago.

Cattermole off to Stoke? The Potter are aiming to buy combative midfielder Lee Cattermole from Sunderland for around £5m.

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Liverpool won’t move for De Jong: With news that Lucas Leiva will be sidelined for two months with medial knee ligament damage, the Reds could be after back-up in the defensive midfield role but won’t approach AC Milan about a deal for the Dutch international.

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Gervinho scores a match-winning flicked volley against Juventus

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