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QPR announce capture of Park Ji-Sung

Queens Park Rangers have completed the signing of Manchester United star Park Ji-Sung for an initial fee of £2m as their club website confirmed that the South Korean had signed a two-year deal. The 31 year-old leaves Manchester United after seven glorious years under Sir Alex Ferguson to take up a fresh challenge under a former Man United legend Mark Hughes.

The former South Korean captain started his career in Japan before being bought by Dutch side PSV Eindhoven in 2003. After two years in the Eredivisie, Ferguson took the midfielder to Old Trafford for £4m. Although he had a good start at United, he was soon reduced to playing an impact substitute's role and was usually a starter for United's bigger games, especially in the Champions League. In his time with United, the player has won one Champions League title, four Premier League titles and three League Cups.


Arsenal bring in French prodigy M'baye Niang on a trial

Arsene Wenger's eye for talent in his native France has served him very well down the years and he might well have unearthed the next star from the Ligue 1 after it has emerged that Arsenal have brought in 17 year old striker M'baye Niang on a trial. The Caen attacker has been linked with the Gunners for a while now, although interest from Newcastle and Stoke clouded the issue. The teenager will now join the squad being put through the paces as part of the pre-season program and considering Wenger's history with youth, he will be given every chance to shine.

Caen manager Patrice Garande wasn't too happy with his prodigy being enticed by the big clubs across the channel as he recently told Sky Sports: "What I say in relation to him is simple, he has talent - yes, does he have the potential to make a career - yes. But is he doing the right thing for this at the moment - no."


Manchester United to miss out on Brazilian starlet Ganso... for now

Manchester United target Paulo Henrique Ganso has rejected the new contract offered by his club Sao Paulo and seems to have played his last game for the Brazilian giants. However, a move to the Red Devils still doesn't seem to be on the cards just yet with the player expressing his desire to stay on in Brazil so as to keep on playing regular first-team football week in week out which might not have been guaranteed at Old Trafford, especially after the recent signing of Shinji Kagawa.

The Brazilian star's representative Delcir Sonda revealed the youngster's decision by telling Radio Estadao ESPN that, "This is definitive, Ganso won't play for Santos anymore. I am negotiating with Santos to buy his full rights. Ganso is upset with the club. They put together a project for Neymar but forgot about Ganso." And that negligence is thought to have all but cost the team a young talent.


Chelsea's €25m bid for Andre Schurrle turned down by Bayer Leverkusen

Champions League winners Chelsea made a €25 million bid for German international Andre Schurrle but have had it turned down by Bayer Leverkusen, reported Sky Sports Germany. Roberto Di Matteo continues to view the 21 year-old as an important target this summer and reports suggest that the Blues are preparing to make a better offer in the coming week.

Schurrle is a product of the youth system of German club Mainz 05. He joined them in 2006, making it to the first team in 2009 before being noticed for his versatile nature of playing in a forward role as a striker, winger or attacking midfielder. In 2011, he was snapped up by Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year deal. However, after a year at the club, the player has garnered considerable attention after receiving a call-up to the national side for the Euros last month.


Arsenal starlet Joel Campbell joins Real Betis on loan

Arsenal have sent out Costa Rican starlet Joel Campbell out on loan again this season, this time to Spanish side Real Betis. The 20-year-old forward, signed from Deportivo Saprissa in August 2011, has spent all of his Arsenal career thus far on loan, with the last season spent at French side Lorient, where he contributed with 4 goals in his 27 appearances for the club.

Caampbell joins Denilson on the list of players loaned out by the club for the season, with the latter extending his Sao Paulo stay by one year.


Pogrebnyak completes Reading move as Work Permit gets sorted out

Reading Football Club confirmed today that the deal to sign striker Pavel Pogrebnyak has been completed, after the Russian international was granted a work permit. The sought after 28-year-old joins the Royals on a free transfer and has agreed a four year contract at Madejski Stadium.

Director of Football Nick Hammond said: "We were always hopeful that a permit would be secured but it's still great to get the deal done. It'll be nice get him in and working with the lads - he's a great individual, and will fit really well into group."


Rodgers cries foul as Sigurdsson chooses Tottenham over Liverpool

Gylfi Sigurdsson has snubbed a move to Liverpool to join Tottenham, reported Setanta Sports. The Icelandic international was expected to rejoin former Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers at Anfield but the player has chosen to move to White Hart Lane stating that Spurs have great ambition and better players. However, the Liverpool manager has accused the player of being money obsessed and hinted that it was the reason he preferred Spurs.

The 22 year-old midfielder gained several fans for his direct style of play when he joined Swansea City on loan last season. The player was expected to make a permanent move to the Liberty Stadium, but following the departure of Rodgers, Liverpool were expected to land the player this summer. However, Sigurdsson has now moved to North London and will play under Andre Villas-Boas next summer.


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