29/06/2010 – Transfer Talk

29 06 2010

Manchester City have stepped up their bid to sign winger David Silva after chairman Garry Cook flew to Valencia for further talks.

City is also pressing ahead with their interest in Lazio and Serbia left back Aleksandar Kolarov after his move to Real Madrid stalled.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp and chairman Daniel Levy have put a package together to try to get the better of Arsenal in the battle to sign England midfielder Joe Cole.

Spurs are also rumoured to be ready to make an offer for Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick to return to White Hart Lane and are willing to offer Russian forward Roman Pavlyuchenko as part of any deal.

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce is back in the hunt for Mainz striker Aristide Bance who would cost the club around £3.5m

Former England and Arsenal goalkeeper Richard Wright is set to reject West Ham to be reunited with new Crystal Palace boss George Burley.

Birmingham are back in the race to sign Standard Liege striker Dieumerci Mbokani after his proposed move to Fulham fell through.

Liverpool remain hopeful of appointing Fulham manager Roy Hodgson before the end of the week, which will be a further blow to England’s hopes of him taking over from Fabio Capello, if the Italian decides to leave his job after England’s World Cup exit.

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has pleaded with midfielder Mikel Arteta to stay at Goodison Park. Arsenal and Manchester City are interested but Everton have opened discussions on a new contract with the Spaniard.

Bolton have invited Bolivia striker Gilbert Alvarez to join them on their pre-season training camp in the US.

Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano hopes to play with Wayne Rooney at Manchester United.

Marouane Chamakh wants Arsenal to reunite him with his old Bordeaux team-mate Yoann Gourcuff.

Schalke are poised to bid £4million for Stoke’s Turkish international Tuncay Sanli.

Lazio hope to complete their double swoop for Portsmouth’s Nadir Belhadj and Kevin Prince-Boateng.

Striker Christian Benitez has failed his work permit English test for a second time, putting doubts to his hopes of finding another Premier League club after leaving Birmingham following a season-long loan.

Crystal Palace are expecting to agreeing a two-year deal with former Ipswich defender David Wright.

For full stories head over to the BBC website.




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