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WAG of the Week: Irina Shayk

Irina is one of Europe’s leading models today. Image: Splash News

Age: 26

What she does: Model, TV presenter

Other half: Cristiano Ronaldo, 27 (Real Madrid CF and Portugal)

Born Irena Shaykhlislamova, the Russian model is one of the more popular working models around today, having fronted campaigns for Guess, Victoria’s Secret, Lacoste and Armani Exchange. She has appeared on several magazine covers such as Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Esquire and Elle. Irina gained widespread recognition in 2011 when she made the the cover of the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

She is most well-known for her relationship with football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and have been dating since 2010, after meeting through their Armani Exchange campaigns.


Transfer Deadline Day 2012: Full List of Transfers

As the dust settles following the end of the annual shopping season for Premier League clubs, I reveal the players they’ve disposed of and the ones they are stuck with, at least until January 2013:

Charlie Adam               [Liverpool – Stoke] £5m

Efe Ambrose                [Ashdod – Celtic] Undisclosed

Joey Barton                 [QPR – Marseille] Loan

Yossi Benayoun          [Chelsea – West Ham] Loan

Nicklas Bendtner        [Arsenal – Juventus] Loan

Dimitar Berbatov       [Manchester United – Fulham] Undisclosed

George Brislen-Hall   [Arsenal – Inverness] Free

Carlos Bocanegra       [Rangers – Racing Santander] Loan

Jay Bothroyd               [QPR – Sheffield Wednesday] Loan

Jordan Bowery            [Chesterfield – Aston Villa] £500,000

Dedryck Boyata           [Manchester City – Twente] Loan

Nigel de Jong                [Manchester City – AC Milan] Undisclosed

Clint Dempsey              [Fulham – Tottenham] £6m

Giovani Dos Santos    [Tottenham – Real Mallorca] Undisclosed

Nathan Eccleston        [Liverpool – Blackpool] Undisclosed

Michael Essien              [Chelsea – Real Madrid] Loan

George Francomb        [Norwich – AFC Wimbledon] Loan

Javi Garcia                      [Benfica – Manchester City] £16m

Adam Hammill              [Wolves – Huddersfield] Loan

Pablo Hernandez          [Valencia – Swansea] £5.55m

Gael Kakuta                     [Chelsea – Vitesse Arnhem] Loan

Harry Kane                      [Tottenham – Norwich City] Loan

Dave Kitson                     [Portsmouth – Sheffield United] Free

Hugo Lloris                      [Lyon – Tottenham] £11.8m

Sam Magri                        [Portsmouth – QPR] Free

Maicon                              [Inter Milan – Manchester City] Undisclosed

Nicky Maynard              [West Ham – Cardiff] £2.5m

Stephane Mbia               [Marseille – QPR] Undisclosed

Matija Nastasic              [Fiorentina – Manchester City] £10m

Steven Nzonzi                [Blackburn – Stoke] 3.5m

Andrea Orlandi             [Swansea – Brighton] Undisclosed

Bryan Oviedo                 [FC Copenhagen – Everton] £5m

Park Chu-Young           [Arsenal – Celta Vigo] Loan

Goran Popov                  [Dynamo Kiev – West Brom] Loan

Gaston Ramirez            [Bologna – Southampton] Undisclosed

Kieran Richardson      [Sunderland – Fulham] £2m

Phillip Roberts              [Arsenal – Inverness] Loan

Danny Rose                    [Tottenham – Sunderland] Loan

Roque Santa Cruz         [Manchester City – Malaga] Loan

Stefan Savic                    [Manchester City – Fiorentina] Exchange

Billy Sharp                      [Southampton – Nottingham Forest] Loan

Scott Sinclair                 [Swansea – Manchester City] £6.2m

Jay Spearing                  [Liverpool – Bolton] Loan

Rafael van der Vaart  [Tottenham – Hamburg] £10m

Richard Wright             [Unattached – Manchester City]

Ashley Westwood        [Crewe – Aston Villa] Undisclosed

For the complete list of Premier League transfers through the duration of the transfer window, click here. (courtesy of BBC Sport)

Which buys are potential bargains and which are looking to be money gone down the drain? Only time will tell as the season goes on, but what are your thoughts so far?

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