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Posted by ESPNsoccernet Staff on 07/25/2010

We'll be keeping you as up-to-date as possible on the latest transfer talk in On The Move. You can read up on all the Latest Transfers and then follow the developing stories in our constantly updated transfer blog here.

Will Craig Bellamy be one to go? © Getty Images

23.59 BST: That's your lot for today, hopefully there'll be a big transfer to get our teeth into tomorrow.

23.15 BST: Liverpool and Tottenham target Taye Taiwo won't be leaving as Marseille boss Didier Deschamps wants him to stay. "There is no Taiwo case to answer," Deschamps said. "I have given my position and we will not be shooting ourselves in the foot. It would not be logical to sell him.''

23.05 BST: David James will be visiting Glasgow for a look around the club and possible signing talks with Celtic on Monday. Watch this space.

22.48 BST: Bordeaux chairman Jean-Louis Triaud says that he has no plans to let Alou Diarra or Yoann Gourcuff leave the club. Not surprising really since the club lost Laurent Blanc at the end of last season...

22.25 BST: Liverpool are looking to £6 million-rated Danish international Christian Poulsen to replace wantaway midfielder Javier Mascherano.

22.13 BST: West Ham are leading the chase for Loic Remy according to these quotes from Nice chairman Gilbert Stellardo. "West Ham? Remy is definitely interested," he told "Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal? I have heard about their interest but I have had no contact.''

21.42 BST: Cristian Ledesma could be set to sign a new contract with Lazio if negotiations go well.

20.44 BST: More on Mr Fabregas, as Catalan sports daily Sport reckons he has agreed terms on his move to Barcelona. He will sign a five-year deal and will receive €7 million per season. Just one problem... Arsenal don't want to sell him.

20.10 BST: Real Madrid have officially confirmed that Bernabeu legend Raul is to leave the club and will hold a farewell press conference on Monday. Schalke are the favourites to get his signature.

19.11 BST: Ronaldinho won’t be leaving AC Milan this summer after the club’s vice-president Adriano Galliani made it clear that the Brazilian is not for sale. He also said that Milan are done in the transfer market... so no Dzeko deal then.

18.13 BST: Barcelona let Yaya Toure go to Man City, so now Spanish reports reckon they will try and get Villarreal midfielder Marcos Senna as a replacement.

17.17 BST: He was brilliant at the World Cup and Liverpool really do need a full-back, so it makes sense that PSV and Mexico defender Carlos Salcido would be attracting attention from Anfield - which he is.

16.46 BST: Roma striker Julio Baptsita is on the verge of joining Olympiacos, according to Sky. 'The Beast' needs a new home as he has failed to impress since his days at Sevilla.

16.27 BST: Former Manchester United midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba (remember him?) could be set for a move to West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer from Odense Boldklub. That would be an interesting one, although you have to wonder what Roberto Di Matteo sees in him.

16.22 BST: Marca is reporting that Atletico Madrid will sign Diego Godin from Villarreal this week.

16.13 BST: Midfielder Mariano Bogliacino has signed a loan with deal Chievo, moving across from Napoli.

16.05 BST: Schalke coach Felix Magath has again said how much he wants Raul at the club. He told Bild: "The Spanish forward [Raul] will be a sensation in the Bundesliga. He would be an important player for us and give a lot to the team."

15.51 BST: Could Roma pip Juventus to the signing of Inter Milan's Nicolas Burdisso? That's what reports in Italy are suggesting.

15.34 BST: The agent of Roman Pavlyuchenko is expecting the player to remain at Tottenham Hotspur, claiming that Harry Redknapp sees him as an important member of his first-team squad.

15.05 BST: Manchester City will have to offload around 12 players before the transfer window closes at the end of next month - otherwise they will be left with players they are unable to play. New Premier League rules state that a club must submit a squad of 25 players on September 1, and only those players will be eligible to be named in a matchday squad. Clubs can supplement that list with an unlimited number of players aged 21 or under, but in Manchester City's case they are currently well over the 25-man limit.

14.22 BST: We've just received a comment from James Maada Kpaka on Arsenal:

Arsene Wenger should realy be looking forward to signing at least 2 defenders, a high profiledstriker and an attacking midfielder to upgrade the Arsenal squad and get a chance of winning a major trophy this season.

14.22 BST: Roman Pavlyuchenko's does not believe his player will leave Tottenham this summer. "Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is not going to let Roman leave, he is necessary for Harry Redknapp," he told the Daily Star Sunday.

14.14 BST: Liverpool are being linked with Conor Wickham, who has been tipped by our very own Richard Jolly to be in England's squad at the 2014 World Cup finals. He's a teenage striker with Ipswich Town.

14.09 BST: Burnley have agreed a fee with Sheffield Wednesday for goalkeeper Lee Grant, believed to be in the region of £1 million. The Owls face a winding up order in two weeks over an unpaid tax bill of £550,000.

13.31 BST: Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta does not believe the Spanish champions will be able to sign Cesc Fabregas this summer and will instead have to wait 12 months to get their man - and it's all because of the Arsenal fans.

13.19 BST: CSKA Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has revealed he is eager to move to the Premier League, with Russia team-mate Andrei Arshavin trying to persuade him to move to Emirates Stadium. Akinfeev, 24, told the Daily Star Sunday: "Arsenal and Manchester United are two of the very best clubs in the world. If both of them are going to be looking for keepers this summer - or even the next summer - then of course I am interested."

12.49 BST: Guti has officially left Real Madrid after 15 years and looks to be headed for Besiktas. It's the end of an era.

12.42 BST: Rafael van der Vaart has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Premier League clubs ahead of the new season. He told the Daily Star Sunday: "I have heard of the interest from Liverpool and Chelsea - and that is very flattering. If either of them were willing to offer me first-team football, I will be honest that it would be very hard for me to not listen to what they had to say."

12.21 BST: Rangers manager Walter Smith is looking to add three players to his squad but is wary of making more mistakes in the transfer market.

11.43 BST: Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp claims he does not intend to spend big this summer as the club prepare for their first Champions League campaign.

11.19 BST: Michael Mancienne is believed to have handed in a transfer request as he looks to leave Chelsea.

11.14 BST: Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed the club are close to deals for Scunthorpe striker Gary Hooper and Israel midfielder Biram Kayal.

11.06 BST: West Ham co-owner David Gold has again suggested the club could offer David Beckham as career swansong at the club, and help them win the race to move into the Olympic Stadium.

10.56 BST: Young Spurs defender Kyle Walker could go out on loan to Blackpool.

10.41 BST: Rangers boss Walter Smith says he wants to push the boat out with three new signings.

10.20 BST: On to the papers then, so what's filling the gossip columns?

News of the World: Spurs will hihack Manchester City's move for Villa midfielder James Milner while they also want Ashley Young and Luis Fabiano ... Andres Iniesta says Arsenal fans have convinced Cesc Fabregas to stay at the Emirates ... Man City will have to sell 12 players by the end of next month to comply with the Premier League's new 25-man squad rule ... Arsenal want Ajax goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg ... Chelsea could move for Gregory van der Wiel ... Mahamadou Diarra is ready to quit Real Madrid ... Andre Ayew is too expensive for WBA ... West Ham will move for Francois Clerc ... Birmingham eye Clyne and Dembele ... Sunderland and Everton are interested in Danish striker Nicki Bille Nielsen ... Wigan, Blackburn and Stoke are all trailing 24-year-old Marseille striker Mamadou Samassa.

Mail on Sunday: Jose Mourinho has begged Real Madrid's directors to bid £30 million for Steven Gerrard ... Arsenal will bid £15 million for Phil Jagielka ... Lyon lead West Ham and Arsenal in the race for Loic Remy ... Everton will break the bank to keep Mikel Arteta.

Sunday Mirror: Martin O'Neill could quit Aston Villa if Ashley Young is sold ... Wenger and Fabregas set for showdown talks ... Ancelotti blocks Real move for Ashley ... Stoke want Kevin-Prince Boateng.

Daily Star Sunday: Man United will go in for Karim Benzema again ... Russia goalkeeper Igor ­Akinfeev has told Arsene Wenger he wants to join the Gunners ... Celtic's £1 million bid for Kelvin Wilson turned down ... Rafael van der Vaart is ready to move to England.

Sunday Express: West Ham exit for Carlton Cole and Scott Parker.

Independent: Villa want Ireland plus cash in exchange for £25 million Milner

The People: Roberto Mancini has £100 million to spend in just 20 days ... Hodgson targets Forlan to replace Torres at Liverpool ... Craig Bellamy edges closer to move to Tottenham ... Hammers in shock Ronaldinho link ... Juventus have offered former Chelsea midfielder Tiago Mendes to Liverpool.

10.00 BST: Welcome back to the transfer blog. Very shortly we'll be going through all that nonsense in the Sunday tabloids.

Let's start, though, with some stories from a glorious website called Soccernet.

Roy Hodgson has given the clearest indication yet that Fernando Torres could be heading out of Liverpool by suggesting the player has a long-standing gripe with the club. Hodgson said: "Unfortunately, I cannot do much more. His beef is with the club and not me."

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has again insisted that Ashley Cole is not for sale, claiming the left-back is "the best player in his position in the world".

Bayern Munich midfielder Hamit Altintop has revealed that next season could be his last with the club should he not manage to make the breakthrough into the first team.


Posted by acheampong philip on 07/26/2010

Wenger should buy strong defenders and midfilders this season. Arsenal no size.

Posted by NESTORE ARTHUR on 07/26/2010


Posted by badr Eldein Omer on 07/26/2010

what about Csec the last decided in aresnal or out

Posted by mwebembezi francis on 07/27/2010

Barca should leave Csec alone coz they are worried about Arsenal's progress and they want keep it off the competition.Csec Arsenal for now and wenger should buy players so as to keep his good players with him or else he is risking loosing all he has.

Posted by GunnersForLife on 07/29/2010

Wenger should bring in some established players. And for christ's sake, Arsenal need not sell to raise funds, they are the most financially stable compared to the rest of EPL, and there shouldn't be any problem with the transfer kitty.

Posted by alademomi festus olanrewaju on 07/30/2010

Hi gunners people, let fabregas go if he wish to leave emirate for campnou.

Posted by Chubby on 07/07/2011

Haha, shouldn't you be charging for that kind of knowelgde?!

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