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9:45 am

You've heard it before and I doubt it will be the last time you will hear it.

Manchester United are readying a player-plus-cash deal for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, according to Chilean newspaper El Mercurio.

The reports suggest that the Red Devils are willing to part with €40million and striker Javier Hernandez in an attempt to secure the services of the 27-year-old Chile international.

Yes - this transfer story has become a saga and there is plenty of time left in the window for it to rumble on and on.

9:32 am

Want to hear another Mario Balotelli related transfer rumour? Sure you do.

Reports in the morning papers suggest that Liverpool have already agreed a deal with Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o as an insurance policy, should the Balotelli deal hit a late hitch.

Eto'o who has been out-of-contract since his release from Chelsea last summer has already had his medical with the Merseysiders.

The 33-year-old centre-forward scored nine times in 21 games for the Blues last season and he has won the Champions League in two consecutive seasons with Barcelona and Inter Milan.

9:26 am

We delve back into the world of transfers to bring you a line from AC Milan.

They're scouting the globe for Mario Balotelli's successor and according to the Daily Mail that search has led them to north London.

Roberto Soldado is being courted by the San Siro club as the Liverpool-bound striker's replacement.

Tottenham's Spanish striker has had a fruitless time in the Premier League scoring six times in 28 games after his then club-record £26million move.

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MOVE ABROAD: Soldado could be heading to Milan to replace Balotelli  

Ok so where to start?

Well before we kick off with the latest transfer news, we're going down a different route with something you can't afford to miss.

From last night's Bundesliga offering of Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg, we present Junior Malanda's miss of the season contender.

Heck, it's not even a contender. It's the winner!

Morning all

Good morning folks.

It's a wet Saturday morning which can only mean one thing: it's football day!

And as well as keeping up with all the action here on Mirror Football, we've got another day of transfer news and rumour to keep an eye on as well.

But where do we start? Well there can only be one place: Anfield.

Mario Balotelli last night made his way to Melwood for talks with Brendan Rodgers over his £16million move, whilst the Reds have also lined up Samuel Eto'o as a Plan B.

We'll have more on both of those, and everything else throughout the course of the day.

Ready? Let's go...

 

There is little over a week left of the summer transfer window - just 8 days until it *slams* shut until January.

Will your club make any last minute moves?

DO you still need to bring in that extra striker/defender/keeper/superstar-who-will-fire-you-to-the-Premier-League-title?

The fax machines are set to 'ON', the agents are on Pro-Plus and we are ready to bring you all the very latest.

Read on for all the latest from Friday's Daily Mirror and the rest of the key newspapers and websites.

FOLLOW ALL THE LATEST HERE IN OUR TRANSFER NEWS LIVE BLOG

Transfer stories from today's Daily Mirror

Liverpool line up Samuel Eto'o on one-year deal... as Mario Balotelli back-up plan.

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Asmir Begovic is going nowhere before the end of transfer window, insists Stoke manager Mark Hughes.

Kostas Mitroglou may not play for Fulham again after a fall-out with Felix Magath.

Brendan Rodgers warns Mario Balotelli that team spirit comes before egos at Liverpool.

Manchester United let Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley and Wilfried Zaha head out ON LOAN.

Gus Poyet admits Sunderland lose out on signings because Wearside lacks the glamour of London.

Other stories from today's Daily Mirror

Tim Howard keeping feet on the ground despite Barack Obama praise for World Cup heroics.

Better than Zidane? Maybe one day, says Eden Hazard after taking number 10 jersey at Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho refuses to say sorry to Petr Cech after giving him silent treatment on Chelsea future.

Louis van Gaal pays tribute to Man United fans – before warning side could take FOUR months to settle.

Reborn Erik Lamela keen to put nightmare first season behind him and shine for Tottenham.

Crystal Palace will be alright without a full-time manager, insists Eagles full-back Joel Ward.

Manuel Pellegrini says Liverpool couldn't deal with the pressure in last year's Premier League title race.

Sir Alex Ferguson gave Daniel Nardiello a career... as well as a home and cooking classes.

No mobiles, no agents, no interpreters... Swansea's drastic measures to avoid training ground bust-ups.

Transfer news and rumours from other papers

Lukas Podolski edged closer to an Arsenal exit after being axed from the squad to face Everton (The Sun).

Gus Poyet will look to take Fabio Borini on loan if his £14 million permanent switch from Liverpool collapses (The Sun).

Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll has joined Swansea on a season long loan (The Sun).

Leicester are closing in on the £4 million capture of Basel's Chilean playmaker Marcelo Diaz (The Sun).

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is ready to make two loan signings (Daily Express).

All Premier League ins and outs so far:

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Atlético Madrid win 2-1 on aggregate
Croatian striker gives La Liga champions victory over rivals

Nothing will ever make up for Lisbon but at least Atlético Madrid know that the cruelty did not sink them. The European Cup finalists met again and the celebrations in Madrid were red and white. Under Diego Simeone Atlético have won the Europa League, the Copa del Rey, the league, the European Super Cup and now the Spanish Super Cup. A 1-0 win gave them a 2-1 aggregate victory. Mario Mandzukic scored the goal in the second minute; it had been a long wait but this time there was no late, late equaliser.

As Atlético paraded the trophy, and the noise rose, Real Madrids players watched. Two men who were not among them were Ángel Di María and Sami Khedira. Both had been left out of the squad the day after Carlo Ancelotti admitted that they had refused to sign new contracts. The Italian said that Di María, who Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing, had asked to leave.

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Mario Mandzukic scored inside the first two minutes to give Atlético Madrid a 1-0 lead, which they clung onto to win the Super Cup 2-1 on aggregate

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Bayern Munich 2-1 VfL Wolfsburg
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