15/07/2010 – Transfer Talk

15 07 2010

Manchester City are set to sell Craig Bellamy after completing the £25m signing of David Silva from Valencia to fill his position on the left side of attack.

But the Eastlands club have told Liverpool to forget about signing defender Micah Richards.

Manchester United have rekindled their interest in Bayern Munich right-back Philipp Lahm.

Inter Milan say that say that striker Mario Balotelli – a target for Manchester United and Manchester City – is not for sale.

Chelsea are to step up their pursuit of Liverpool striker Fernando Torres and have not been put off by the injury he suffered while playing for Spain in the World Cup final.

New Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is to fly out to Spain on Thursday to meet Torres to find out if the forward wants to remain at Anfield or be sold.

West Ham are in talks with Greek side Olympiakos about selling midfield duo Alessandro Diamanti and Radoslav Kovac but are determined to keep midfielder Scott Parker.

Sunderland are preparing a double swoop for Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck and Manchester City defender Nedum Ohuoha.

Blackburn are ready to sell striker Jason Roberts to bring in cash to sign a new forward.

Stoke are preparing a fresh £3m bid to sign Middlesbrough captain Gary O’Neil after failing with a move for the midfielder back in January.

Liverpool left-back Emiliano Insua is set to join Fiorentina after the clubs agreed on a £5m fee for the Argentine.

Aston Villa left-back Nicky Shorey, who is wanted by Championship side Nottingham Forest, is keen to remain in the Premier League if he leaves Villa Park this summer.

Everton manager David Moyes says the cash-strapped club are unlikely to sign any more new players before the end of the transfer window.

Birmingham have tabled a £1.25m bid for Crystal Palace right-back Nathaniel Clyne.

Ivory Coast manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is set to turn down the chance of a return to the Premier League with Fulham and stay with the African side.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has defended his club’s decision to spend heavily in the transfer market, claiming it is the only way to win the Premier League title.

Former Chelsea and West Ham assistant boss Steve Clarke is understood to be in talks with Birmingham about becoming manager Alex McLeish’s number two following Roy Aitken’s move to Dubai side Al Ahli.

For full stories head over to the BBC website.

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