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11/08/2013: Ezequiel Garay has emerged as a target for Napoli but the Daily Star Sunday feels he could end up staying at Benfica with United refusing to meet his £21.5million asking price. "I am tired of the rumours," the defender admitted. "I am just focused on Benfica and I will keep working hard. I have heard nothing official from United."
11/08/2013: The Sunday Express insists United will up a £12million bid for Everton's Leighton Baines but there has been no official offer for his Goodison team-mate Marouane Fellaini.
10/08/2013: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has again reiterated that Yohan Cabaye is not for sale. "If clubs want to get involved, good luck to them," he declared. "He's one of the best midfielders in the world and we want to keep him." Tottenham and PSG have been linked since United's name was strongly mentioned in connection with the midfielder.
09/08/2013: The Guardian speculates that Luka Modric and Geoffrey Kondogbia could emerge as fall-back options after the Cesc Fabregas pursuit appears to have ended. Real Madrid's former Tottenham star is said to have long been admired by David Moyes in the report while holding midfield man Kondogbia is with Sevilla, the opponents in Rio Ferdinand's Testimonial.
08/08/2013: Cesc Fabregas has ended all debate about his future by pledging to remain at Barcelona. "Triumphing in Barcelona is what I have been hoping for all my life," the midfielder told a press conference. "It's been my dream since I was a child. I'm very happy at Barcelona and haven't spoken to any other club in the last two years. I've been relaxed about it the whole time, I didn't have to clarify anything because the only thing I was thinking about was staying at Barca. As I haven't deceived anyone or hidden anything, I told the