03/08/2010 – Tuesday’s Transfer Talk

3 08 2010

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed Spurs could cap their summer spending at £9m by looking at loan deals instead of buying players outright. Strikers Craig Bellamy and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar are still targets.

AC Milan are interested in Tottenham’s Mexico misfit Giovani dos Santos and could offer Huntelaar in a swap deal.

Sporting Lisbon’s Portugal striker Yannick Djalo has held talks with Spurs to discuss a possible move to White Hart Lane.

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=hleb&iid=8130191″ src=”http://view3.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/8130191/sports-news-february-2010/sports-news-february-2010.jpg?size=500&imageId=8130191″ width=”234″ height=”300″ /] New Fulham manager Mark Hughes has joined the race to take ex-Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb (left) on loan from Barcelona.

Hughes is also interested in a reunion with Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz but Stoke are also keen on signing the Paraguay World Cup striker. Hughes brought Santa Cruz to England with Blackburn in 2007 for £3.5million.

Chelsea are set to complete the signing of Brazilian World Cup midfielder Ramires from Benfica for a fee believed to be £18.3million.

Arsenal and Manchester United’s hopes of signing Germany World Cup star Mesut Ozil were boosted after the midfielder told his club Werder Bremer to lower their £16m valuation.

Barcelona will move for Everton’s uncapped Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta if their bid to sign Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas fails.

Manchester United will intensify their efforts to sign Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra.

Sunderland will this week aim to complete the loan signing of Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck.

West Ham manager Avram Grant insists that star striker Carlton Cole will not be sold despite strong interest from Stoke. The Hammers are bracing themselves for a £9million bid from Stoke for the 26-year-old.

Blackburn are set to sign striker James Vaughan from Everton and will offer £1.5million for the 22-year-old.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is keen on Oldham’s young striker Tom Eaves after he scored a second half hat-trick against the Premier League club in a pre-season friendly.

Blackpool are close to completing the signing of Derby striker Rob Hulse.

[picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=jimmy+bullard&iid=3980269″ src=”http://view4.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/3980269/football-sheffield-united/football-sheffield-united.jpg?size=500&imageId=3980269″ width=”234″ height=”369″ /] Midfielder Jimmy Bullard (right) might never play again for Hull City after rejecting a one-season loan deal to Celtic.

Ipswich are stepping up their efforts to sign Cardiff City striker Michael Chopra but are still short of the club’s £3m valuation of the former Newcastle and Sunderland man.

The transfer embargo imposed on Cardiff City could result in an exodus of top players from the debt-ridden club. Joe Ledley has already left the Welsh club this summer.

Liverpool have until 13 August to decide on Chinese businessman Kenneth Huang’s offer to buy the club before he walks away.

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres looks likely to miss the start of the season as he recovers from a groin injury. However, the Spaniard, who has been linked to Chelsea and Manchester City, is set to remain at Anfield.

Arsenal midfielder Denilson has hit out at Barcelona over their pursuit of Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas.

Italy legend Roberto Baggio is on the verge of sealing a return to football after agreeing to be part of the staff of the national team’s coaching staff.

Kanu is close to agreeing a new contract with Portsmouth after making a surprise return in Saturday’s friendly against Fulham.

Manchester United have handed a trial to 20-year-old Finland keeper Lukas Hradecky, who currently plays for Danish side Esbjerg.

Former Arsenal and England defender Sol Campbell has hit out at the “idiots” who have labelled him fat following his move to Newcastle.

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