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Departures Lounge: Walter White and Nicki Minaj on the day's transfer gossip

The pair team up to run the rule over speculation about Luis Alberto, Luka Modric and Roque Santa Cruz.

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Liverpool tie up Luis Alberto deal: The 20-year-old Seville forward will have a medical today ahead of his move to Merseyside.

Hoops snap up Van Dijk: In the past few minutes, news has broke that Celtic have signed Dutch Under-21 international Virgil van Dijk from FC Groningen.

Drenthe joins Royals: Royston Drenthe, formerly of Real Madrid and Everton, has agreed a move to newly-relegated Reading for an undisclosed fee.

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Reina would welcome a move: Liverpool’s number one says he is happy at the club but would be open to departing for a bigger club if the opportunity arose.

Hughes to reunite with Santa Cruz: Having bought the Paraguayan during his time in charge of Blackburn and Manchester City, the Stoke boss reportedly wants to sign him yet again.

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Arsenal in for Rooney? Club shareholder Alisher Usmanov has urged Arsene Wenger to buy Manchester United’s wantaway striker Wayne Rooney.

Mourinho looking for treble raid: Chelsea will bid for Xabi Alonso, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane, according to reports.

Irish deals of the day

Pearce commits to Reading: Once believed to be a target of Liverpool, the Ireland defender has rejoined the Royals after his contract expired in the summer.

Mooney off to Orient: Former Cork City and Longford Town striker Dave Mooney has signed a new two-year deal at Brisbane Road.

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