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Manchester United agrees fee with Arsenal for Robin van Persie

The Arsenal striker finally gets his wish as he looks set to join Wayne Rooney and Co. at Old Trafford

Arsenal has confirmed that terms have been agreed with Premier League rival Manchester United for Dutch striker Robin Van Persie.

Last season’s top goalscorer fired an incredible 30 goals in the top-flight last season and will travel to Manchester on Thursday to agree personal terms and complete a medical ahead of the proposed move.

“Arsenal Football Club can confirm that terms have been agreed for the transfer of Robin van Persie to Manchester United,” the team said in a statement.

Van Persie, who has expressed his desire to leave the Emirates Stadium, looks set to sign a four-year deal at Old Trafford for a fee approaching 30 million euros, according to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

The Netherlands international is likely to spearhead a formidable attack for the Red Devils, as Wayne Rooney finished behind the 29-year-old with 27 strikes last season. The Red Devils also have youngsters Danny Welbeck and Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez up front.

Sir Alex Ferguson has finally got his marquee signing of the summer, beating neighbor Manchester City and Italian giant Juventus to the signature of the wantaway hitman after the acquisition of Crewe youngster Nick Powell and Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa.

Tottenham midfielder Modric to fly to Spain to complete Real Madrid move

A breakthrough has finally been reached as the Liga champions aim to complete a deal for the Spurs midfielder

Luka Modric is poised to fly to Spain on Thursday to finalize a deal worth 30 million pounds to move from Tottenham to Real Madrid.

The Croatian will jet into the Spanish capital after appearing for Croatia in its friendly against Switzerland on Wednesday night.

Sources have told Goal.com that Real has agreed a fee worth 30 million pounds with Spurs for Modric to finally bring an end to the long-running transfer saga.

Modric is expected to have a medical with the Spanish champions in the next 48 hours before putting pen to paper on a deal.

The 26-year-old has been in limbo since demanding a transfer to Real earlier in the summer.

He failed to report on time for pre-season training and refused to go on the north Londoners’ preseason tour to the United States.

This came 12 months after he asked for a move from White Hart Lane to Chelsea, which Spurs chairman Daniel Levy refused to sanction despite a £40m bid from the European champions days before the end of the August 2011 window.

Martinez set for record-breaking move to Bayern Munich

The Athletic Bilbao midfielder has long been linked with a move away from San Mames, and will become the most expensive signing in the history of the Bundesliga.

Javi Martinez, Spain

Javi Martinez is set to complete a 40 million euro move to Bayern Munich, Goal.com can confirm.

The Spain international has long been linked with a move to the Allianz Arena, with the Bavarians looking to bolster their midfield options ahead of the start of the new season.

The transfer was triggered after Bayern activated a 40 million euro buy-out clause in Martinez’s contract, despite Die Roten apparently being reluctant to meet the fee – a German transfer record.

It appears that Martinez was keen on the move being finalized however, as under the terms of the deal he will allegedly give up two million euros of his annual salary.

The versatile 23 year-old, who can play either as a central midfielder or defender, will sign a five-year contract, meaning he stands to lose 10 million euros overall.

Bayern has already added Claudio Pizarro, Mario Mandzukic and Xherdan Shaqiri to its ranks this summer, as it looks to wrestle the Bundesliga title from Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern was also hoping to sign Bayer Leverkusen midfieler Lars Bender during the summer transfer window, only for both player and club to rebuff its advances.

Italian Super Cup

 Juventus – Napoli  

Serie A champions Juventus and Coppa Italia winners Napoli are set to square off at Beijing National Stadiumin an attempt to win the first trophy of the season.

The Bianconeri have surprised everyone by winning the Scudetto last term, but following heavy summer spending they are now in a good position to defend the league title.

The Old Lady may have stayed without Alex Del Piero, Milos Krasic and Eljero Elia, but they signed Sebastian Giovinco, Maurizio Isla, Kwadwo Asamoah, Lucio, Paul Pogba and Richmond Boakye, making sure they remain competitive this season.

The boss decided to take no less than 27 players to China, leaving Michele Pazienza, and injured Martin Caceres and Giorgio Chiellini in Torino.

Antonio Conte, who will be watching the match from the stands, could make a couple of surprises when naming his starting line-up, but he should, nonetheless, field a very strong team.

 

Last season proved somewhat disappointing for Napoli as they finished the league campaign in 5th place and missed the chance to reach the final stages of the Champions League, but the Coppa Italia triumph really saved the season for Walter Mazzarri’s side.

The squad have since undergone some changes, with Ezequiel Lavezzi joining PSG and Alessandro Gamberini and Valon Behrami added to the side at San Paolo.

Napoli have been in scintillating form during pre-season, beating the likes of Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Bordeaux and Sporting Braga..

Edinson Cavani returned to the squad following a disappointing exit from the 2012 Olympics, and he is in contention for a starting place.

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  • Debuts = promoted from youth team so playing first game
  • Siguen = players from last season who stayed with the club
  • Llegaron = new transfers who arrived

Aurora 

Debut

Fernando De Souza

Siguen

Diego Marcelo Blanco

Vladimir Castellon

Ivan Enrique Huayhuata

Pablo Javier Lanz

Ronald Rodriguez

Llegaron

Carmelo Angulo Mendoza (Nacional 2012)

Mauricio Baldivieso (Real Potosi 2012)

Diego Didier Bengolea (Universitario 2010)

Charles Da Silva (Bolivar 2009)

Henry Max Machado (Universitario 2012)

Osvaldo Medina (San Jose 2012)

Edgar Rolando Olivares (Universitario 2012)

Rodrigo Vargas (Bolivar 2012)

Blooming

Debuts

Hugo Christophe Bargas

Carlos Andres Zabala

Llegaron

Francisco Antonio Argüello (Oriente 2012)

Raul Rene Gonzalez (Nacional 2012)

Andres Jimenez (Guabira 2012)

Limbert Mendez (Aurora 2012)

Ronald Segovia (Aurora 2012)

Siguen

Luis Hernan Boyero

Alexis Alfredo Carrasco

Felix Candia Saucedo

Jose Luis Chavez

Enrique David Diaz

Oscar Alberto Diaz

Sergio Daniel Galarza

Luis Enrique Hurtado

Victor Hugo Melgar

Jorge Antonio Ortiz

Ronald Taylor Rivero

Lisandro Oscar Sacripanti

Amilcar Alvaro Sanchez

Diego Fernando Valdes

Diego Vejarano

Ricardo Verduguez

Bolivar

Debuts

Leandro Marcelo Maygua

Luis Gabriel Renteria

Llegaron

Jose Carlos Barba (Aurora 2012)

Ariel Juarez (Real Potosi 2012)

Carlos Emilio Lampe (San Jose 2012)

Carlos Israel Vargas (San Jose 2012)

Siguen

Lorgio Alvarez

Jhasmani Campos

Ever Cantero

Rudy Alejandro Cardozo

Jorge Ignacio Cuellar

Ronald Eguino

Alvaro Edil Espindola

Leonel Justiniano

Damian Emanuel Lizio

Alejandro Mendez

Damir Miranda

Romel Javier Quiñonez

Diego Gabriel Rivero

Jason Siquita

Miguel Gerardo Suarez

La Paz

Llegaron

Juan Enrique Bustillos (Bolivar 2012)

Jhasmani George Duk (Oriente 2012)

Marcos Emanuel Ovejero (Universitario 2012)

Herman Soliz (Universitario 2012)

Siguen

Romulo Alaca

Carlos Alberto Arias

Jorge Luis Cortez

Carlos Miguel Hermosa

Daniel Mancilla

Carlos Alberto Marandipi

Jorge Alejandro Molina

David Joel Torrico

Nacional

Llegaron

Henry Alaca Maconde (La Paz 2011)

Claudio Ruben Centurion (Real Potosi 2012)

Dino Huallpa (Real Potosi 2012)

Eduardo Melgar (Oriente 2010)

John Adolfo Obregon (La Paz 2012)

Nelson Sossa (Real Potosi 2012)

Edson Marcelo Zenteno (Aurora 2012)

Siguen

Juan Pablo Aponte

Fernando Ariel Brandan

Matias Garavano

Miguel Angel Hurtado

Herlan Gaston Mealla

Jorge Gary Paz

Rafael Segovia

Oriente

Debuts

Juan Felipe Alves

Pedro Jesus Azogue

Sebastian Javier Britos

Danilo Ezequiel Carando

Diego Franz Quiñonez

Hernan Luis Zanni

Llegó

Adrian Cuellar (Guabira 2012)

Siguen

Marvin Orlando Bejarano

Mariano Sebastian Brau

Miguel Angel Hoyos

Gualberto Mojica

Ronny Fernando Montero

Rodrigo Mauricio Vargas

Wilder Zabala

Petrolero

Debuts

Jorge Gonzalo Benitez

Daniel Ramiro Correa

Aldo Vladimir Gallardo

Marcel Maximiliano Ortega

Jorge Hernan Orgaz

Juan Camilo Rios

Llegaron

Jorge Marcos Andia (Blooming 2012)

Rolando Campos (La Paz 2011)

Freddy Chispas (Universitario 2012)

Vladimir Compas (The Strongest 2012)

Faustino Abraham Garcia (Bolivar 2007)

Miguel Ortiz (Universitario 2012)

Martin Adrian Palavicini (Real Mamore 2010)

Pedro Gabriel Viera (Guabira 2012)

Real Potosi

Debut

Carlos Ariel Neumann

Siguen

Rony Jimenez

Eduardo Ortiz

Rosauro Rivero

Pastor Ventura Torrez

Luiis Alberto Vaca

Llegaron

Ariel Cirilo Alejandro Aragon (Guabira 2012)

Adan Alexis Felix Bravo (Guabira 2012)

Juan Carlos Galvis (La Paz 2012)

Eder Jordan (Nacional 2012)

Luis Fernando Marteli Dias (La Paz 2012)

Milton Erik Melgar (Universitario 2012)

Santos Rodrigo Navarro (Blooming 2012)

Juan Carlos Zampieri (Bolivar 2012)

San Jose

Llegaron

Victor Hugo Angola (Real Potosi 2012)

Sebastian Dario Carrizo (Real Potosi 2012)

Juan Pablo Fernandez (Real Mamore 2012)

Ignacio Awad Garcia (Blooming 2012)

Jose Marcelo Gomes (Universitario 2012)

Mario Alberto Ovando (Real Potosi 2012)

Jose Feliciano Peñarrieta (La Paz 2012)

Abdon Reyes (Bolivar 2012)

Christian Maciel Ruiz (The Strongest 2011)

Roly Desiderio Sejas (Real Potosi 2012)

Didi Torrico (Nacional 2012)

Luis Anibal Torrico (Real Potosi 2012)

Siguen

Douglas Rodolfo Ferrufino

Carlos Enrique Saucedo

The Strongest

Llegaron

Marcos Israel Barrera (Universitario 2012)

Mauricio Saucedo (Oriente 2011)

Walter Veizaga (Oriente 2012)

Siguen

Alejandro Saul Chumacero

Pablo Daniel Escobar

Andres Martin Gemio

Sacha Silvestre Lima

Luis Hernan Melgar

Luis Javier Mendez

Enrique Parada

Rodrigo Luis Ramallo

Nelvin Soliz

Diego Horacio Wayar

Universitario

Debuts

Eduardo Araujo Bastos

Ricardo Braz de Lima

Federico Martin Elduayen

Saul Torres

Llegaron

Alejandro Rene Bejarano (The Strongest 2012)

Vinicius de Figueiredo Delazeri (Nacional 2012)

Edgar Marcelo Escalante (Nacional 2012)

Jose Gabriel Rios (Nacional 2012)

Carlos Eduardo Vargas Menacho (Nacional 2012)

Siguen

Juan Eduardo Fierro

Jorge Enrique Flores

Jesus Ronald Gallegos

Luis Antonio Liendo

Edson Rigoberto Perez

Wilstermann

Debuts

Lucas Sebastian Defranceso

Edson Mauricio Hinojosa

Mauro Andres Zanotti

Christian Zarate

Llegaron

Santos Amador (Nacional 2012)

Augusto Andaveris (Aurora 2012)

Jaime Cardozo (Aurora 2012)

Maximiliano Gabriel Andrada (San Jose 2012)

Gerson Luis Garcia (The Strongest 2012)

Pablo Antonio Salinas (San Jose 2012)

Hugo Suarez (Oriente 2012)

Nicolas Suarez (San Jose 2012)

Edward Mauro Zenteno (Aurora 2012)

Sigue

Gianakis Suarez

La Paz only made ​​two changes compared to the East on July 29

The Strongest only made ​​two changes against University on July 29