24/06/2010 – Transfer Talk

24 06 2010

Manchester City have been given permission to talk to Valencia’s £30m-rated winger David Silva.

However, Chelsea are set to hijack Manchester City’s move for Silva as the 24-year-old is said to prefer a move to the Premier League champions.

Manchester United and Tottenham are eyeing up Mexico striker Pablo Barrera from Pumas.

Manchester United have ruled out a move for Joe Cole, paving the way for Arsenal and Tottenham to battle it out for his signature.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to win his battle for Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer after offering £3.5m for the Australian.

Tottenham are offering striker Robbie Keane at a knock-down price as manager Harry Redknapp looks to change his forward line ahead of Spurs’ Champions League campaign.

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy is hoping to add Ivory Coast striker Aruna Dindane, who was thought to have signed for Qater-based club Lekhwiya from Lens after a loan spell at Portsmouth, to his line-up this summer.

Everton are poised to make a move for Paris St Germain midfielder Stephane Sessegnon. Toffees manager David Moyes is hoping to lure the 26-year-old to Goodison Park for about £6m.

Wigan will make Argentina striker Mauro Boselli their record £5.8m signing, with the Estudiantes player on his way to England to put pen to paper on a deal.

Celtic are chasing Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper. New manager Neil Lennon is ready to make a move for the 35-year-old if he can sell Artur Boruc.

Tottenham are hoping to sign Palermo centre-back Simon Kjaer for £13m. Manchester United and Manchester City are both understood to be interested in the Denmark defender.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is considering a £22m move for Brazil striker Luis Fabiano.

Chelsea are rumoured to be monitoring Germany midfielders Mesut Ozil and Thomas Muller and are willing to pay £45m for the youngsters.

Burnley are closing in on the signature of Andrew Driver, who has rejected a contract extension with Hearts, after increasing their offer for the winger to £3m.

Former Scotland captain Colin Hendry was declared bankrupt in court on Wednesday.

Peter Reid has cut short his stint as Tony Pulis’ assistant at Stoke City to become manager of Plymouth Argyle.

Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce fears his move for Guti is ‘doomed’.

Liverpool Football Club related rumours:

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson is expected to fly back from the World Cup to tie up a deal to become Liverpool’s new boss.

Serbia striker Milan Jovanovic could pull out of his move to Liverpool and may join former Reds manager Rafael Benitez at Inter Milan, despite signing a pre-contract agreement with the Anfield club in February. Compatriot Nemanja Vidic believes Jovanovic will be hit at Anfield if he does complete a move.

Javier Mascherano is still a top target to replace Yaya Toure at Barcelona but the Catalan club have Wilson Palacios in mind if they cannot agree a deal for the Argentina skipper.

European Rumours:

Juventus are weighing up a move for Real Madrid fringe players Karim Benzema and Rafael Van der Vaart.

Valencia have insisted that former Real Madrid trainee Juan Mata is yet to sign for Barcelona.

Atletico Madrid are weighing up a bid for Schalke’s Brazilian full back Rafinha.

For full stories head over to the BBC website.

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