Boro set to enter loan market while Cech lined up for Barcelona

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MIDDLESBROUGH are set to make a double Norwich swoop in the loan market

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 31, is being lined up as a successor to Victor Valdes at Barcelona.

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Romania striker Ciprian Marica’s agent says the 27-year-old is close to joining Arsenal. Marica is a free agent after leaving Schalke. Shakhtar Dontesk, Lazio and Inter Milan have all been interested.

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Manchester United are tracking Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire. The 20-year-old is valued at about £4m.

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Middlesbrough are keen to take Norwich striker Luciano Becchio, 29, and defender Daniel Ayala, 22, on loan after missing out on both targets during the transfer window.

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Aston Villa will listen to loan offers for Shay Given from Championship clubs but they have no intention of allowing the 37-year-old former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, whose salary is £3m a year, to leave on the cheap.

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Real Madrid have asked club ambassador Zinedine Zidane to placate out-of-favour goalkeeper Iker Casillas and prevent him leaving the club. Manchester City and Arsenal are both interested in the 32-year-old.

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Barcelona forward Cristian Tello, 22, has revealed he rejected advances from Liverpool this summer, instead opting to fight for his place at the Nou Camp.

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Oldham’s 20-year-old defender James Tarkowski is attracting interest from Stoke and Newcastle.

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