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• Ruud Van Nistelrooy liked Germany so much that he wants to go back. Ruud wants his next season to be with Bayern Munich of the German Budesliga. Real Madrid had previously made a bid to acquire Van Niistelrooy, but it was rejected by Manchester United. I'm not ruling out the possibility that the Red Devils don't transfer him anywhere, but just leave him on the roster all year long, just to piss him off.

• Arsenal defender Sol Campbell is leaving The Premiership as well. He dismissed talk about a possible retirement, and says he just wants a new challenge elsewhere. And it's probably good for him. He spent most of last season playing defense Antoine Walker, and it culminated with him storming out of the stadium after being subbed out at halftime during a loss to West Ham.

• Damien Duff is officially on his way from Chelsea to Newcastle. Duff was a valuable member of the last two Chelsea championship teams, but he might not have been a starter this year, since Chelsea keeps buying players and turning their roster into the world all-star team. Tottenham Hotspur originally wanted Duff, but their $7 million bid wasn't enough. Newcastle coughed up $10 mil. Sorry, Bill Simmons.

Bayern make Van Nistelrooy claim [BBC Sport]
Campbell sets sights on continent []
Duff finally completes Newcastle move [Soccernet]