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Transfer deadline day: Ozil's move to Arsenal tops record day

<b>Arsenal's signing of Mesut Ozil was the big deal on a record-breaking deadline day as Premier League clubs set new spending records.</b><p>The Gunners shattered their record by buying the Real Madrid midfielder for £42.4m, while Manchester United moved late to sign Everton's Marouane Fellaini for …

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Premier League transfers: how did your team do?

Arsenal<p><b>Did they get what they wanted?</b> At the beginning of the window most Arsenal fans would have wanted a forward, defensive midfielder, centre-half and/or goalkeeper. In other words a midfield ball-player was down the list. But the chance to take Mesut Ozil was one they had to seize.<p><b>The deals</b> …

The Story Behind Manchester United's Attempt to Sign Ander Herrera

Shambolic, farcical, grotesque, outrageous and simply unbelievable are just some of the words used to describe Manchester United’s botched attempt to sign Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera on the last day of a transfer window.<p>Here's what happened.<p>About three days ago my sources in Spain tell …

Premier League: Finding a bargain like Michu at Swansea

<b>In these days of austerity, even Premier League clubs - buoyed by their new-found TV millions - are keen to find a bargain buy.</b><p>Monday's transfer deadline day saw Arsenal break their spending record as they signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for £42.4m, while Manchester United bought Marouane …

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Football League clubs spend less on agents' fees in 2012-13

<b>Football League clubs spent less on agents' fees last season - with seven teams spending nothing at all.</b><p>Agents received a total of £21.5m from clubs during 2012-13, £170,000 down on the previous campaign.<p>A Football League report reveals Blackburn gave £3.5m to agents - the most among Championship …

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Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger sets his sights on German targets for future Emirates signings

Arsenal are preparing to look towards Germany in the transfer market again next year, with Arsène Wenger having requested scouting reports on Lars Bender, Ilkay Gundogan and Marco Reus.<p>Wenger has recruited five German players in a little over two years, reflecting his admiration for the academy …

The effects of the financial crisis are still being felt, five years on. This article, the first of a series of five on the lessons of the upheaval, looks at its causes http://econ.st/184Iy3G