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QPR sign Yun Suk-young

QPR sign South Korean left-back Yun as Redknapp continues to strengthen

, before then going on to make his full international debut in October.

Yun has been linked to a number of clubs in recent times, including west London rivals Fulham, but has joined QPR on for an undisclosed fee from K-League side Chunnam Dragons.

The left-back has been granted a work permit and will be eligible to play for the Rs once he obtains a visa.

London calling: Yun arrives at Heathrow last week ahead of his move

London calling: Yun arrives at Heathrow last week ahead of his move

Yun joins fellow January acquisitions Loic Remy and Tal Ben Haim at Loftus Road, where he links up with countryman Park Ji-sung.

The defender may be the first of several signings before the transfer deadline tomorrow, with Peter Crouch, Christopher Samba and Etienne Capoue amongst those on QPR's radar.

Fraizer Campbell joins Cardiff City from Sunderland

Cardiff sign Campbell in bid for goals to fire them to top flight

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David Kent

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16:12 GMT, 21 January 2013

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UPDATED:

17:40 GMT, 21 January 2013

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On the move: Campbell has joined Cardiff from Sunderland

On the move: Campbell has joined Cardiff

Cardiff have signed Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

The 25-year-old England forward, moves to South Wales for an undisclosed fee having scored 10 times in 72 Sunderland appearances since joining from Manchester United.

Campbell came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford before signing as a professional for Sir Alex Ferguson's side in 2006.

He spent loan spells with Antwerp and
Tottenham but really made a name for himself at Hull, scoring 15 goals
in 32 starts and helping them reach the top flight.

Campbell says goodbye (via Twitter)

'Thanks for having me Sunderland it's been emotional I will miss it all. All the best for the rest of the season lads #hawaythelads'

After recovering from injury he made his
full England debut against Holland 11 months ago but has scored just
once in 15 appearances this season for the Black Cats.

Despite Cardiff sitting 10 points clear at the top of the Championship, none of their forwards have scored on a regular basis.

Heidar Helguson is their top scorer with just seven goals in 24 starts.

New start: Campbell's career never properly took off at Sunderland

New start: Campbell's career never properly took off at Sunderland

Patrick Vieira praises Manchester City"s Maicon

Vieira backs Maicon to help City challenge for Champions League title

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23:25 GMT, 12 September 2012

Patrick Vieira is confident his former Inter Milan team-mate Maicon has plenty to offer Manchester City.

City announced on transfer deadline day that they had completed the signing of the Brazilian right-back from Inter for an undisclosed fee.

There were already right-sided full-back options at City in Micah Richards – recently sidelined by an ankle injury – and Pablo Zabaleta, and a vivid memory for many English football fans is the sight of Maicon, now 31, being given a torrid time two years ago by Tottenham's Gareth Bale in the Champions League.

Arrival: Manchester City's Maicon at the the club's training ground

Arrival: Manchester City's Maicon at the the club's training ground

But for Vieira, who joined City from Inter in 2010 and retired last summer, there is no doubt that with the capture, the Blues have brought in a 'fantastic' player and one ready to give his all for the club – particularly with a World Cup in his home country in 2014 to work towards.

'Maicon is a fantastic player, Vieira, the former midfielder now working as City's football development executive, said.

'I spent a few years with him at Inter and he has experience and talent.

'He has the ambition to be part of the Brazilian national team for the World Cup.

'It is something really important for him and I am sure he will bring a lot to this football club. He is a fantastic character to have around too.'

Maicon was one of five new signings whose deals were tied up by City on the final day of the transfer window, with Scott Sinclair, Javi Garcia, Matija Nastasic and Richard Wright being the four other late arrivals.

Some of the quintet may be in line to
make their City debuts in Saturday's Barclays Premier League away game
at Stoke, and with Jack Rodwell having also joined over the summer,
Vieira feels Blues boss Roberto Mancini has made some exciting additions
to his squad.

Welcome: Manchester City's new signing Maicon embraces Mario Balotelli

Welcome: Manchester City's new signing Maicon embraces Mario Balotelli

The 36-year-old former France international said: 'I think we all know we are talking about quality players – Sinclair, Rodwell, Garcia, Maicon – and we just hope they are going to settle as soon as possible.

'Maicon has the experience of winning the Italian league and the Champions League and to have him at the football club is fantastic.

'Sinclair is a young, talented player and hopefully coming to City will help him get to another level.

'Rodwell has already played and has done really well so far, and Garcia is also a young talent – it is exciting to have these players at the club.'

City are looking this term to retain the Premier League title they won for the first time in May and improve upon their debut Champions League campaign last season, where they failed to get out of their group.

For all his late transfer activity, Mancini appeared to miss out on acquiring some of his major targets over the summer, but Vieira believes City have enough at their disposal in 2012-13 to keep hold of their domestic crown and prosper in Europe.

'Only Roberto Mancini can answer the question of how good the team is to challenge other teams in the Champions League or the Premier League,' Vieira said.

'But in the end, when you look at the team, I personally believe we are good enough to retain the title and to challenge any of the other teams in the Champions League.

'In football, there is no 'right way' to do things, though, so we will just have to wait and see what happens.'

Rangers sign David Templeton from Hearts

From the Europa League to the Scottish Third Division… Templeton joins Rangers

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UPDATED:

11:49 GMT, 1 September 2012

Winger David Templeton has signed for Rangers after Hearts accepted a bid from the Ibrox club.

Hearts confirmed Templeton had made the move but Ryan McGowan rejected a switch to the Irn-Bru Third Division and opted to remain at Tynecastle.

Rangers earlier loaned captain Carlos Bocanegra to Racing Santander for a season while Maurice Edu completed his move to Stoke.

What a difference a day makes: David Templeton scored against Liverpool

What a difference a day makes: David Templeton scored against Liverpool

Rangers soon confirmed that Templeton had joined on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

Hearts said the 23-year-old, who signed for Hearts from Stenhousemuir in 2007, had made it clear he wanted to move on when his contract expired at the end of the season.

They added: 'Rangers were also keen on Temps' close friend Ryan McGowan but the Aussie ace handed manager John McGlynn a major boost by opting to remain at Hearts.'

Templeton, whose last goal for Hearts came in the 1-1 Europa League draw against Liverpool at Anfield, told his new club's official website: 'I've spoken to some of the boys such as Ian Black and Lee Wallace and they are loving it here.

'Once I had spoken to them I thought I wanted to be part of this and to help get Rangers back to where they belong. I'm looking forward to being part of that.

'It's a good challenge for us. I want to help the club succeed and to get back into Europe again as it should be. I'm looking forward to the next four years.'

Pull the trigger: Templeton almost helped Hearts into extra time

Pull the trigger: Templeton almost helped Hearts into extra time

An anticipated influx of Rangers signings had failed to materialise when the midnight deadline shut for Scottish Football League clubs, also signalling the start of a 12-month transfer embargo on players aged over 17.

Rangers lost more players on transfer deadline day than they gained despite manager Ally McCoist looking to bring in up to six players.

Edu's exit was long anticipated but McCoist had been hoping to keep Bocanegra.

However, Spanish second division side Santander confirmed the USA defender had joined until June 30, 2013.

Bocanegra later revealed he was hopeful of a return to Ibrox at some stage.

The 33-year-old said: 'It's a strange feeling because Rangers is a hard club to leave but on the other hand, I've got a chance to go to Spain and play for Racing Santander.

Dealing done: Ally McCoist lost several players on the final day of the window

Dealing done: Ally McCoist lost several players on the final day of the window

'That gives me a chance to stay involved with my national team and playing for my country is something which is very important to me.

'It's something which is really high on my list of priorities. I love playing with the USA team and to captain it is a huge honour, as it was for me to captain Rangers.

'I think this is a deal which suits all parties and it's a loan deal. That's good and I'm happy about that so I'll be coming back here next July.

'The window has been funny and for whatever reason it has come down to the last minute after stuff had been on the cards for a couple of weeks.

'But I feel I could come back and play here again. I had an opportunity to sign for Santander and leave here for good because I was on a free transfer but I purposely went for a loan.

'Rangers are happy with that and I am very happy with that so it is something which worked out great for us all.'

Rangers also lost Kirk Broadfoot this week after releasing the defender from his contract.

Manchester City sign Matija Nastasic from Fiorentina

City sign the 'new Vidic': Champions complete deal for defender Nastasic from Fiorentina

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UPDATED:

20:56 GMT, 31 August 2012

Manchester City have announced the signing of teenage Serbia defender Matija Nastasic from Fiorentina for an undisclosed fee.

The 19-year-old joins the Barclays Premier League champions in a deal which also sees Montenegro international Stefan Savic moving in the opposite direction.

Nastasic is the fourth player to join City on a hectic final day of the summer transfer window.

More to follow…

City boy: Matija Nastasic has joined Premier League champions Manchester City

City boy: Matija Nastasic has joined Premier League champions Manchester City

Bradford Bulls are saved as takeover completed for Super League club

Bradford Bulls are saved as takeover completed for Super League club

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UPDATED:

21:04 GMT, 31 August 2012

The long-running saga over the future
of ailing Bradford Bulls was brought to a successful conclusion on
Friday night when the administrators confirmed the sale of the Super
League club to local businessman Omar Khan.

Brendan Guilfoyle, partner at the
Leeds-based P&A Partnership and joint administrator at Bradford
since June 26, revealed in a statement that he had completed the sale of
Bradford Bulls Holdings Limited to OK Bulls Limited for an undisclosed
sum.

Uncertain future: Bradford Bulls

Uncertain future: Bradford Bulls

The sole director of OK Bulls Limited is Omar Khan, who owns the award-winning Bradford restaurants and catering business under his name.
Gerry Sutcliffe, MP for Bradford South and a former Sports Minister, is also involved with the business.

Khan tweeted: 'Omar Khan's and Gerry Sutcliffe Save the Bradford Bulls and are the new owners of the club.'

The RFL also fielded a bid from Bradford Park Avenue football club, while Super League (Europe) Ltd's offer to buy the Bulls was also on the table but this was always seen as a last resort.

Sutcliffe also took to Twitter to say: 'Thanks to all BradfordBulls fans for your incredible patience and support. Hard work starts now. See you all tomorrow coyb.

'And thanks also to (coach) Mick Potter, coaching staff, players and all club staff. Shown devotion above and beyond the call BradfordBulls.'

Khan is thought to have paid around 150,000 to take the club out of administration but it will obviously cost a great deal more to take the club forward and they are still waiting to discover if they will retain their place in Super League.

Guilfoyle said: 'This is a great achievement for Bradford Bulls, the players, fans and the city of Bradford.

'My main duty as administrator is to get the best return for creditors – and this was the best deal on the table.

'Omar Khan has also passed the Rugby Football League's test as being a 'fit and proper person' to run a rugby club as well as being a passionate fan of the Bulls.'

Guilfoyle was originally brought in by former chairman Chris Caisley in April to conduct an independent financial review following the resignation of directors Peter Hood and Andrew Bennett and has been in charge of the four-times Super League champions for the last two months.

One of his first acts was to lay off 16 full-time staff, including head coach Potter and his assistants Francis Cummins and Lee St Hilaire, although all three have continued to work unpaid.

Guilfoyle added: 'I am really pleased that we were able to retain the playing squad without selling off young stars – which in the end was a crucial decision to achieve the sale.

'There are many people to thank in making this deal possible, not least employees, coaches and the interim chief executive who have all been working without pay.

'But I'm sure they would join me in saying the fans' support has been outstanding and they have played a major part in this rescue.

'And through all this the players have won an extraordinary string of matches.”.

Aston Villa sign Ashley Westwood from Crewe

Seventh heaven for Villa as Crewe captain Westwood joins Lambert's revolution

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UPDATED:

20:52 GMT, 31 August 2012

Done deal: Ashley Westwood

Done deal: Ashley Westwood

Aston Villa have signed Crewe skipper and midfielder Ashley Westwood for an undisclosed fee, on a four-year contract.

The 22-year-old has put pen to paper on a deal which will keep him at Villa Park until the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

Westwood helped Crewe gain promotion to League One last season and is now relishing a crack at proving himself in the Barclays Premier League.

He said: 'I see myself as a Michael Carrick-type of player, someone who stays out of the limelight and keeps it simple, retaining the ball and laying it off to team-mates.

'From the conversations I've had with the new manager (Paul Lambert) I think that will fit in perfectly here.

'He said to me that he's looking for younger lads to work with him, step up and lift this club to the next level and I'm really looking forward to the challenge.

'This is a fantastic football club, a massive club and I can't wait to get started really. It's a bit surreal right now but I'll get out training with the lads tomorrow morning and take it in my stride.'

Westwood – a product of the Crewe Academy – is Villa's seventh signing of the summer.

Lambert said: 'Being captain of his football club at 21 years of age, I think that says a big thing about Ashley's quality, the responsibility he has taken on his shoulders and his temperament.

'He's also a terrific prospect for this football club – a real, real talent.

'He's had a really good grounding at Crewe and he will fit in with what we're looking to do here. He's a good player and he'll do fine.'

Kieran Richardson signs three-year Fulham deal

Richardson signs three-year Fulham deal after leaving Sunderland

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UPDATED:

10:51 GMT, 31 August 2012

Kieran Richardson completed his move from Sunderland to Fulham.

The 27-year-old, who was born in London, signed a three-year deal, with an additional year's option, for a undisclosed fee.

He told Fulham's official website: 'I'm delighted that my transfer to Fulham has been completed and now I'm eager to start training for my new club straight away and pulling on the white shirt for the first time.'

More to follow…

New recruit: Kieran Richardson (right) has signed for Fulham

New recruit: Kieran Richardson (right) has signed for Fulham

Esteban Granero joins QPR from Real Madrid

QPR snap up Spanish midfielder Granero from Real Madrid

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UPDATED:

22:50 GMT, 30 August 2012

QPR have confirmed the signing of Spanish midfielder Esteban Granero from Real Madrid.

The midfielder made 60 appearances for the La Liga champions and has signed a four-year contract at Loftus Road, after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

The 25 year-old midfielder arrives in W12 just three months after helping Madrid win the La Liga title, his third major trophy.

From Madrid to QPR: Esteban Granero holds up his new shirt

From Madrid to QPR: Esteban Granero holds up his new shirt

QPR boss Mark Hughes said: 'He is a great player, first and foremost. You don’t play at a club like Real Madrid if you’re not.

'He has been there from the age of nine, so this has been a huge decision for him. He is very well regarded there and for him to leave a club of that stature to come to us shows the belief he has in what we are trying to do.

'He has got great energy and is technically very gifted, as you would expect from a Real Madrid player. He is very comfortable on the ball and is an all-round excellent midfielder, which we will benefit from.'

Hughes added: 'What we are doing at QPR is having an impact on players. It is probably true to say that if we had approached certain players three or four months ago about joining the club, the suggestion wouldn’t have been entertained.

Getting his man:Mark Hughes with new signing Esteban Granero

Getting his man:Mark Hughes with new signing Esteban Granero

'But people now know we are serious and we are trying to do something different here. And that message is out there now which is why we are able to sit in front of quality players and once we are given that opportunity, we feel we have a good story to tell them. That’s why players are deciding that QPR is a great option.”

Granero said: 'I’m very happy to be here. I love the passion of the English fans.

'I think QPR will continue to grow as a club and I want to be part of a very bright future here.

'When I spoke to Mark and Mike (Rigg), as well as Tony (Fernandes) I was convinced that I wanted to be part of this project, which has no limits.

'I am delighted to be part of this exciting chapter in the club’s history. Players that have joined before me are as excited as I am about what QPR can become, one of the great teams in England.'

Joe Bennett joins Aston Villa from Middlesbrough

Villa get their man as Bennett signs on four-year deal from Middlesbrough

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UPDATED:

18:22 GMT, 29 August 2012

Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Middlesbrough defender Joe Bennett, on a four-year-deal, for an undisclosed fee.

More to follow…

Thumbs up: Joe Bennett completes his medical at Aston Villa

Thumbs up: Joe Bennett completes his medical at Aston Villa