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Chelsea include Remy as part of Vardy offer and the rest of today's transfer gossip

Meanwhile, Liverpool make another bid for Teixeira and Newcastle unveil Andros Townsend.

Remy and Vardy swap: Chelsea are believed to be offering Loic Remy plus plenty of cash for Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy.

Pelle interest: The Foxes seem to be lining up a number of strikers with Vardy in demand. Southampton’s Italian star is believed to be top of Claudio Ranieri’s wish list.

New defender for Chelsea: New York Red Bulls star Matt Miazga, 20, is reportedly close to finalising a move to Stamford Bridge.

Brazilian also on the way: Alexandre Pato’s loan move to the club is expected to be confirmed soon. He is in London to complete the deal.

Toon’s new winger: Andros Townsend has been unveiled as a Newcastle player after his £12m (€15.7m) switch from Spurs went through last night.

Another bid shot down: Liverpool have reportedly had a third offer for Shakhtar Donetsk forward Alex Teixeira rejected but remain interested in the Brazilian.

Big Sam eyes Debuchy: The Sunderland boss is keen on the Arsenal defender but he is yet to get a response following their loan-deal offer.

Watford close to deal: The Hornets are on the verge of signing Fiorentina defensive midfielder Mario Suarez for £4m (€5.3m).

Retro Deal of the Day

Aston Villa chairman Doug Ellis (left), Juan Pablo Angel and manager John Gregory. PA Archive / Press Association Images PA Archive / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

Colombia striker Juan Pablo Angel arrived at Villa Park in January 2001 with a big reputation and a price tag to match.

Aston Villa broke their transfer record to secure the signature of the South American for £9.5m ahead of the likes of Portuguese giants Porto. And Villa fans celebrated the signing of a man who they felt could help them recreate their 1980s glory days.

Angel was as a highly-regarded goal machine following his successful three-and-a-half year stint at Argentina giants River Plate, where he had ably filled the boots of Hernan Crespo.

After a sluggish start to his career in Birmingham, he became the shining light at a dull Villa Park in the 2002/03 season. Villa finished eighth for the third successive year and the fans began to worship the Colombian centre forward.

He leapt with grace and possessed ferocious power in the air which was beautifully complemented by excellent feet. Angel scored 65 goals in 205 games at the club which were respectable figures considering Villa’s woes in front of goal at the time; they didn’t score more than 48 league goals in a season while he was there.

Angel moved to America in 2007 to start a new chapter in his career at the New York Red Bulls, and he soon became a fan favourite there, too.

The Angel story may have a few more twists and turns yet as Arsenal recently had Juan Pablo’s 12-year-old son, Tomy, on a trial. And Angel senior has already admitted that Tomy has much more ability than he had at that age.

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