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Summary

  1. Premier League news conferences: Everton, Burnley and Watford
  2. Brighton set to sign winger Jose Izquierdo for 'club record' fee
  3. Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson left out of squad amid transfer interest from Everton
  4. Liverpool reject Barcelona's £90m bid for Coutinho
  5. Premier League at 25 - from seasons 2007-08 and 2011-12
  6. Get involved: Your memories of the period between 2007-08 and 2011-12 #myPLmemories

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    And that is the end of today's page.

    Thank you for joining us and for all your comments. Bye for now.

  2. Moments that defined an era

    2007-08 to 2011-12

    13 May 2012: Manchester City score twice in stoppage time to be crowned champions for the first time in 44 years as they beat Queens Park Rangers to win the Premier League on goal difference from Manchester United.

    United are set to become champions until first Edin Dzeko equalises in the second of five minutes of stoppage time before Sergio Aguero scores the goal that wins the title.

    Sergio Aguero
  3. Celtic 'like a machine' - Archibald

    Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring against Kilmarnock with Kieran Tierney

    Celtic, unbeaten domestically last season, are even stronger this term, believes Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald.

    The Scottish champions crushed Kilmarnock 5-0 on Tuesday in the League Cup as Thistle beat St Johnstone 3-0. The Glasgow sides meet at Firhill on Friday in the Premiership with Archibald believing last season's domestic 'Invincibles' are even better.

    "I think they are. I think that [5-0 win] just reinforced it with the amount of changes they made," he said. "They made a few changes against us last year, and they weren't as strong as they were the other night.

    "They are like a machine with the guys that come in. They just looked the same. They played a similar way in terms of tempo, pressing the ball and with the ball. They are certainly stronger squad-wise."

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    LeoZodiac: Arshavin's four goals at Anfield against Liverpool.

    Read the match report here.

    Andrey Arshavin
    Image caption: Andrey Arshavin scored four times for Arsenal in a 4-4 draw against Liverpool at Anfield on 21 April, 2009
  5. Maloney joins Celtic coaching team

    Shaun Maloney is joining the coaching staff at Celtic

    Shaun Maloney has returned to Celtic as a coach, with injury bringing his playing career to an end.

    The Scotland international, 34, was pursued by Aberdeen this summer and offered a new one-year deal by Hull, where he played 14 games last season. However, a potential move to Pittodrie was derailed when the player flagged up hernia trouble.

    Maloney, who had two previous spells at Celtic, will be a development coach with the Scottish champions' under-20s. He made 215 appearances for Celtic, scoring 52 goals, winning five league titles, five Scottish Cups and three League Cups.

  6. Moments that defined an era

    2007-08 to 2011-12

    28 August 2011: An under-strength Arsenal are humiliated at Old Trafford as Manchester United beat them 8-2, with Wayne Rooney scoring a hat-trick.

    Manchester United
  7. Dortmund reject Barcelona bid for Dembele

    Borussia Dortmund have issued a statement saying they have rejected a bid from Barcelona for 20-year-old forward Ousmane Dembele.

    “Borussia Dortmund has held talks with FC Barcelona regarding the possible transfer of the BVB player Ousmane Dembele to FC Barcelona," said the statement.

    "During this meeting, the representatives of FC Barcelona submitted a bid which did not correspond to the player's extraordinary footballing and other status and not to the present economic market situation of the European transfer market. BVB therefore rejected this offer.

    "As there is no other offer from FC Barcelona to date, there is currently no transfer of the player to FC Barcelona and this is not currently likely.”

    Ousmane Dembele
  8. Amavi joins Marseille on loan

    Marseille have clinched a season-long loan deal for Aston Villa left-back Jordan Amavi.

    There will be an option for the Ligue 1 side to buy the 23-year-old, who joined Villa from Nice two years ago for around 15m euros (£13.5m), at the end of the season.

    Former Manchester United and Juventus star Patrice Evra, 36, is Marseille's current left-back.

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    Jordan Brabanski: Middlesbrough beating Man City 8-1 at home with Afonso Alves bagging a hat trick on the final day! Everything we hit went in!

  10. Something brewing at Chelsea that isn’t nice - Shearer

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    Video caption: There’s something brewing at Chelsea that isn’t nice - Shearer

    Alan Shearer tells BBC sports editor Dan Roan that there is something brewing at Premier League champions Chelsea 'that isn't nice' and that it is 'harder than ever' for young English players to break into the first team at their clubs.

  11. We have big ambitions - Koeman

    Everton v Stoke City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Everton

    Ronald Koeman has been busy during the transfer window and his new-look side start their season on Saturday with a home game against Stoke City.

    "A difficult game, Stoke City is always a battle," says the Everton boss, who is then asked what is regarded as a good season.

    "First of all we have big ambitions that we like to show to everybody. The end of the transfer window is more realistic to speak of targets and what is possible. We spent money, but everyone is spending money and it is a big competition.

    "You have teams like Manchester City and Manchester United who will be stronger than last season, but it is still not the end of the transfer window."

  12. Moments that defined an era

    2007-08 to 2011-12

    12 February 2011: Wayne Rooney scores a stunning overhead kick in a 2-1 home win over Manchester City - a goal voted as the best in the opening 20 years of the Premier League. Striker Rooney finishes the season with 16 goals as United claim their 12th Premier League title.

    Wayne Rooney
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    2007-08 to 2011-12

    31 January 2011: A manic transfer deadline day. Chelsea pay a British record £50m for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres while the Reds pay £35m for Newcastle's Andy Carroll - breaking the transfer record for a British footballer. Neither player scores for their new clubs until April.

    Fernando Torres
  14. Burnley attempting to strengthen - Dyche

    Chelsea v Burnley (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Burnley

    Some quotes now from Burnley boss Sean Dyche on the decision to sell Andre Gray for £18.5m to Watford.

    "Andre is at an important stage of his career," says Dyche. "There is still a level that this club works to and he only had one year left.

    "We are attempting to strengthen in a couple of different areas, but that gets tougher and tougher.

    "I always attempt to keep our business as private as possible. If news, or availability comes out in the open, it is rarely from me."

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  15. Difficult to replace Lukaku - Koeman

    Everton v Stoke City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Everton

    Some more quotes from Everton manager Ronald Koeman, on his side's business in the transfer window.

    "It is difficult to replace Romelu Lukaku, I don't say impossible, but 25 goals is a lot and we have to find other ways and productivity from other players and we like to bring in other players in," says Koeman.

    Romelu Lukaku
    Image caption: Everton's top goalscorer from last season, Romelu Lukaku, has moved to Manchester United
  16. Barca target Dembele misses training

    Ousmane Dembele

    Borussia Dortmund's head coach says Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele missed training on Thursday.

    Peter Bosz said the Bundesliga club had been unable to contact the 20-year-old French forward.

    "We have tried to reach him and hope that nothing bad has happened," he told reporters.

    Dembele, who has played seven times for France, is reportedly a £135m target for the Spanish club as a replacement for Neymar.

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    Paul: Charles N'Zogbia's 96th-minute winner vs West Ham for Wigan.

    And here is that match report.

    Wigan
    Image caption: Wigan beat West Ham 3-2 on 15 May, 2011 a result that helped Wigan stay in the Premier League and relegate the Hammers
  18. Moments that defined an era

    2007-08 to 2011-12

    26 February 2010: After running up debts of £60m, Portsmouth go into administration - the first Premier League club to do so. Pompey are deducted nine points and are relegated to the Championship. Their decline continued with the club descending into League Two in 2013.

    Portsmouth
  19. No bids for Barkley - Koeman

    Everton v Stoke City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Everton

    Earlier in the transfer window, Everton boss Ronald Koeman was "100% sure" that England midfielder Ross Barkley would be leaving the club.

    However, Koeman today said the 23-year-old, who is not fit enough to play on Saturday, could still feature this season, despite him refusing to sign a new deal.

    "He is back in training, and that is good news for him and for us, and he has been participating in the last two training sessions," says Koeman. "There is no offer on the table for us and that means he will stay at Everton. What happens in the next few weeks I don't know.

    "He has a one-year contract, he is a really good player and if someone likes to buy him it would be a big deal. I expect to have offers on the table, he made a decision to not sign the contract but if there is no interest he will stay and could be part of the team.

    "I respect every ambition of every player, he is still training at Everton, training in a good way, and we will see what will happen."

    Ross Barkley
  20. Sigurdsson deal close - Koeman

    Everton v Stoke City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Everton

    We have heard from Swansea manager Paul Clement saying he expects midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson to join Everton and now Toffees boss Ronald Koeman says a deal is "close".

    "It is still close, that has not changed, I heard rumours that the talks broke down, but we are still in negotiations with Swansea," said Koeman.

    "Of course everybody would like news on that, it is better for us and them, but it is always a game between the buying and selling club and it is close, let's hope we get an agreement soon.

    "We are not in a hurry but we hope to do a deal."