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Is William Gallas on his way to Spurs?
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23.31 BST: Right folks, a busy night of Europa League action means we are going to have to end the transfer blog a little early tonight. But join us tomorrow as we wait nervously to see if the rumours about William Gallas are true. Goodnight all.
23.11 BST: Hull have completed the signing of Arsenal forward Jay Simpson on a three-year deal. The 21-year-old forward goes straight into the Tigers squad to face Watford on Saturday in the Championship.
22.52 BST: Flamengo have confirmed that the club has signed attacking pair Diogo and Deivid on the eve of the Brazilian transfer window, with the players moving from Olympiakos and Fenerbache respectively.
21.52 BST: William Gallas being on the verge of a move to Spurs must surely be the biggest transfer story of the day, and reader jricka reckons it will be a good move for Harry Redknapp to make.
"It seems like a no-brainer that Spurs would snatch up Gallas. If that terrible 30 minutes against Young Boys proved anything it's that Spurs defense needs help. Now that Defoe is questionable they need a striker too so I wouldn't be surprised if they hold on to Keane until another striker can be secured."
21.20 BST: Tony Pulis has played down suggestions that he is interested in Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega, telling Sky Sports News: “I spoke to Roberto [Martinez] on Monday actually, but it wasn’t about him.” Just a chin-wag then, eh?
21.00 BST: Reader SoccerStateOfMind has given us a heads up about a transfer he is expecting to happen in the near future:
"Manchester United appear to be closing in on deal for Raul Meireles. FC Porto have reportedly decided to hold him out of today's Europa League match so he won't be club tied. Considering Sir Alex's love of Portugal players, this one seems to make a lot of sense."
20.42 BST: Portuguese daily Record claims Porto have struck a deal for Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi. Presumably they didn’t watch his performance at right back against Germany at the World Cup finals, though in fairness the Velez Sarsfield man is highly rated.
20.15 BST: We understand that William Gallas will have a medical at Tottenham tomorrow ahead of a move to White Hart Lane. Harry Redknapp is determined to improve his defence, and we would be too after watching them against Young Boys!
19.43 BST: Football365.fr reports that Marseille have made a €10 million offer for Lorient striker Kevin Gameiro. Having tied up a deal for Loic Remy, Marseille are also targeting Andre-Pierre Gignac and Gameiro is only a back-up plan in case that offer fails.
19.10 BST: Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic is set to become Walter Smith's third summer signing for Rangers. Jelavic will arrive at Murray Park tomorrow for a medical and to conclude personal terms after the Ibrox club finally reached agreement with Rapid Vienna
18.55 BST: Werder Bremen have denied having an interest in Marseille playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa, which will no doubt come as a relief to Newcastle. "We do not need a replacement for Mesut," sporting director Klaus Allofs told Sat 1 ."While we always look for players to improve ourselves, Ben Arfa is not one of them."
18.26 BST: Santos chairman Luiz Alvaro Ribeiro has confirmed that midfielder Wesley is determined to seek a new challenge. “He wishes to leave,” Ribeiro said in A Bola. Wesley is known to be a target for Benfica as they seek a replacement for Chelsea’s new signing, Ramires.
18.03 BST: The transfer of Loic Remy from Nice to French champions Marseille has been signed, sealed and delivered. Read the full story here.
17.45 BST: Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers says he hopes to sign West Ham’s young striker Franck Nouble on loan, having worked with the player at Chelsea’s academy. "Frank's one that I worked with at Chelsea and he's an excellent prospect for the future," Rodgers said.
17.33 BST: Vladimir Weiss has joined Rangers on loan from Manchester City. The young Slovakian will spent the season at Ibrox. That's a good deal, especially as the winger said he wanted to join Celtic recently!
17.21 BST: Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce says he will need to be reassured that Benjani is in top physical condition before completing any deal for the former Manchester City striker. "What we need to find out is if the knee can stand up to the medical," Allardyce told BBC Radio Lancashire. "We know what he can do on the field of play which is reassuring."
17.08 BST: Here is the full story of Arsenal's failed bid for Mark Schwarzer, as well of news of a serious injury for the Gunners.
16.52 BST: Reports suggest Fulham have rejected a second bid from Arsenal for goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.
16.35 BST: Reports in Italy suggest Juventus will imminently confirm the signing of CSKA Moscow winger Milos Krasic. The Serbian has been followed by the club for some time, but Juve were distracted for a few weeks when trying to sign Edin Dzeko as their final non EU player.
16.14 BST: Yeovil manager Terry Skiverton says he hopes to extend the loan contract of Arsenal striker Luke Freeman. The teenager suffered a suspected broken leg recently but only sustained bad bruising.
15.47 BST: Luis Fabiano and Jesus Navas could both sign new contracts with Sevilla shortly. Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido said: "The key theme of September will be the contract extensions of [Jesus] Navas and Luis Fabiano. Everything is planned well and we are within budget."
15.35 BST: Stoke manager Tony Pulis was disappointed he was unable to lure Craig Bellamy to the Britannia Stadium but hopes to ``shake the place up'' with several more signings before the end of the transfer window. ``I'm hoping next week we'll get another four players in if we can,'' Pulis said. ``We are really, really desperately keen to change one or two things around and shake the place up.
15.27 BST: It looks like there's a chance that Juan Mata could be on the way out of Valenica. His father and agent, Juan Mata Snr, said: "The situation is the same as it was. There is no conflict, but the club have not made an offer of renewal, and this is stretching the issue out too much. The club has to try to renew, or try to sell. It is illogical to allow [Mata] to stay until the end of his contract.”
15.21 BST: Werder Bremen sporting director Klaus Allofs has ruled out making a move for Newcastle United transfer target Hatem Ben Arfa. He told Sat.1: "We do not need a replacement for Mesut. While we always look for players to improve ourselves, Ben Arfa is not one of them."
15.12 BST: It's all a bit mysterious on the future of Juventus midfielder Diego who is supposed to be heading back to the Bundesliga. Wolfsburg managing director Dieter Hoeness said: "We are not prepared to hand the media an idea on our personnel planning," he said. "This is simply often handing a club a disadvantage in negotiations as this is laying one's cards on the table."
15.07 BST: Another comment on the Arsenal move for Squillaci from Deepak Menon:
Arsenal need a gooalkeeper and a defender looking at the injury history the club has. Squillaci's addition would boost the team.
15.03 BST: Promising young Hamburg attacking midfielder Soeren Bertram has been loaned to Augsburg for the season for first team experience.
14.47 BST: Chelsea are said to be tracking Polish goalkeeper Piotr Leciejewski who plays in the Norwegian second division for Sogndal. "What I can say is that Piotr has got an enormous potential," club chairman Egil Mundal told Bergens Tidende. "We know it's a question of time before he will play on a bigger stage."
14.31 BST: The agent of Alberto Aquilani has rubbished suggestions that the midfielder could leave Liverpool for a loan spell with Napoli. Franco Zavaglia told CalcioNapoli24.it: "Aquilani to Napoli? This news is absolutely unfounded. Every time someone dreams this up. Dreaming does not cost anything, but it is not a viable hypothesis. Aquilani is a Liverpool player and will remain in England. And his new coach Roy Hodgson says this will be the year of him establishing himself in the Premier League. I deny even the rumours of his return to Roma."
14.22 BST: Stoke City reportedly want Darron Gibson on loan for the season from Man United, but we don't see him being loaned out by Sir Alex.
14.15 BST: Atletico Madrid have loaned Eduardo Salvio to Benfica for the season.
14.08 BST: Matt Kilgallon has joined Middlesbrough on a season-long loan from Sunderland.
13.51 BST: We've just received this comment from Ashwin:
I think the Squillaci deal is good news for all Arsenal fans and players.. what with Koscielny suspended and Djourou injured.. I would not like to see makeshift Song play at CB or some untested youngster even if it's Blackpool.. !! and for the GK situation... what's keeping you Professor.. Given and Schwarzer have shown clear interest.... GO FOR IT
13.41 BST: Rapid Vienna star Nikica Jelavic has told the club he will not play for the club as he looks to win a move to Rangers. Rapid president Rudolf Edlinger told the Croatian Times: "Against our expectations, Nikica Jelavic informed us this morning that he does not want to perform for Rapid any more. This is a shock for the whole ‘Rapid family’. Rapid is a club with a lot of passion and emotion."
13.37 BST: A blogger is claiming that Robinho has signed for Besiktas. No proof of that little rumour.
13.32 BST: Real Madrid will trim some members of their squad, after a summer of more new arrivals at the Berbabeu, according to Real Madrid's general manager Jorge Valdano. He told Marca: "We have 26 players right now, so we need to lighten the squad and it will happen in the coming days. This position does not affect the Spanish players currently on our books."
13.27 BST: Arsenal full-back Armand Traore looks set to be leaving for Benfica. The 20-year-old signed from Monaco in 2006 but has not been able to break into the first team on a regular basis and spent a season's loan at Portsmouth. With the emergence of England international Kieran Gibbs, the left-back appears set for a move to the Portuguese champions in a reported £3.2 million deal.
13.10 BST: Santos have reportedly offered a new deal to striker Neymar in an attempt to hold off interest from Chelsea. Santos president Alvaro Luis De Oliveira was quoted as saying: "I hope that before the weekend his agent will give us a definitive answer but we are not pressing. I do not know what will happen - the decision is in Neymar's hands now."
12.51 BST: Spurious rumour here from bdog:
I heard from an unnamed source that when Blackburn get their 100 million pounds in transfer money they are going to spend it all in a swoop for Messi.
12.45 BST: Krisztian Nemeth's agent has confirmed that the player is about to leave Liverpool for Olympiakos. "We can confirm that there have been talks between the two clubs," Viktor Kovsedi told Pepsifoci. "What is more they agreed about the details verbally, but there are numerous teams which want to sign Nemeth so his future is not decided at all."
12.29 BST: Wolves have swooped to sign 18-year-old Irish defender Matt Doherty. He moved across from Bohemiams and follows Jake Cassidy into Molineux. That's in the Express & Star.
12.17 BST: The news that Loic Remy will be staying in France has led West Ham to be linked with Robbie Keane.
12.06 BST: Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has played down reports Charles N'Zogbia could leave the club before the closure of the transfer window. He said: "Charles is a Wigan Athletic player and that is the top and bottom. He has been working really hard and been training well. We will have to get used to speculation and rumours and we need to take it as a compliment when other clubs want to take our players. Unfortunately this is the instability the window brings to a club like ours."
12.03 BST: Juventus will move for a left winger before the end of the transfer window, after director general Beppe Marotta admitted that they will not spend money on any other position. The club have been involved in a long chase for CSKA Moscow's Milos Krasic for most of the summer, with Hamburg's Eljero Elia also linked with a move to Turin lately.
11.52 BST: Sevilla have confirmed that Arsenal made a bid for their central defender, Sebastien Squillaci. A statement on the website read: "Sebastien Squillaci has his future in the air. This was recognised away from the microphones by the sporting deputy general, Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo Monchi, who said at the airport in Oporto that the club had an offer from Arsenal, and the player said before the [Champions League] meeting [with Braga on Wednesday evening] that he was not able to play."
11.49 BST: Rumours now that Fulham want Carlos Vela as part of any deal that would see Mark Schwarzer move to Arsenal.
11.44 BST: Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has suggested he is prepared to let Shay Given, Robinho and Roque Santa Cruz leave the club. "If Robinho, Shay or Roque want to stay, I'm happy because they are fantastic players, but it is most important the players are happy," the Italian explained.
11.32 BST: Marseille have confirmed they have reached an agreement in principle with Nice for Remy. Nice accepted Marseille's offer which, according to reports, was
in the region of 15million euros (around £12.4 million).
11.24 BST: Striker Loic Remy is about to have a medical at Marseille, which seems to put to an end talk of a move to England.
11.12 BST: Hold fire on that Ivelin Popov story because Blackburn Rovers have denied that a deal has been done. Rovers chairman John Williams said: "He is one of a number of strikers currently under consideration. We have not made an offer to his club."
11.03 BST: Crystal Palace manager George Burley has played down suggestions that they are about to sign Edgar Davids.
10.51 BST: Blackburn have completed negotiations for Litex Lovech striker Ivelin Popov and the 22-year-old Bulgarian will move to the club next week if he is granted a work permit. Popov, 22, has around a one in three strike-rate for the club and is also a Bulgarian international, for whom he has bagged three goals in 16 games.
10.35 BST: Shay Given is reportedly unsure what to do over his future at Manchester City as he has been left on the sidelines since manager Roberto Mancini gave Joe Hart the No. 1 spot. A source close to Given told the Manchester Evening News: "Shay is confused and torn over what to do. He only joined City 18 months ago and wanted to win things after 10 years at Newcastle. But he just wants to play and he doesn't see Roberto Mancini leaving Hart out now, even if he makes a mistake. He'll want to stand by his man."
10.21 BST: Inter are hoping to sign Juventus and Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio, according to Gazzetta. It is reported that Massimo Moratti is sanctioning an offer of €15 million plus defender Nicolas Burdisso.
09.52 BST: Kevin-Prince Boateng is predictably pleased to have completed his move from Portsmouth to AC Milan, saying: “Playing for this club was a dream and now I have realised it. I want Milan with all my power." Sounds like he has been lusting over this move for some time.
09.32 BST: Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed his interest in PSV Eindhoven striker Ola Toivonen. "We have discussed his name, that's true," Hodgson said. "Like all teams, we are looking at a lot of players."
09.11 BST: Loic Remy has been flouted around the various clubs of Europe by his agent like some form of budding teen pop star but it seems he will be staying in France with Marseille. Story.
09.10 BST: More flesh to the bones on the Sebastien Squillaci to Arsenal story here.
08.53 BST: Manchester City fledgling Vladimir Weiss is headed for a shock loan to Rangers, it is reported on the Daily Record. That will come as a shock for Celtic and VfB Stuttgart. It seems Rangers have offered a higher loan fee and also may yet sign Nikica Jelavic from Rapid Vienna. Story.
08.36 BST Talk of William Gallas joining Spurs grows, if you believe the Daily Mirror. Harry Redknapp supposedly wants Gallas to cover for the perma-injured likes of Jonathan Woodgate and Ledley King. If a deal happens then one would suggest it won't happen until Spurs get past Young Boys. And that's a big 'if'.
08.22 BST: Jorge Valdano says that Mezut Ozil will be Real Madrid's last signing in this window.
08.16 BST: Litex Lovech striker Ivelin Popov has agreed terms to join Blackburn Rovers, say Reuters, who say Bulgarian club Litex Lovech will receive 3 million euros for the 22-year-old international.
08.04 BST: Roberto Mancini has responded to Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s criticism of Manchester City’s “kamikaze spending” this summer. “All the other teams [like United] spent a lot of money in the past,” Mancini told The Mirror.
07.53 BST: Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson insists Javier Mascherano will see out the remaining two years of his Anfield contract if the club's valuation of the player is not met.
07.30 BST: Roma's Julio Baptista has reportedly turned down the chance to join Turkish giants Galatasaray.
07.00 BST: Some paper gossip for you:
Daily Mirror: Arsenal are close to sealing a deal for Sevilla's Sebastien Squillaci. Bolton left-back Jlloyd Samuel is a loan target for Middlesbrough.
Daily Mail: Mexico winger Andres Guardado is interesting Man Utd at around £12 million. Charles N'Zogbia has been told he can quit Wigan as soon as a bidder matches the Latics' £10m price tag. Former West Ham chairman Eggert Magnusson is heading for a surprise return to English football after mounting a rescue bid for Sheffield Wednesday. Tottenham could miss out on Loic Remy after Marseille agreed a £12million fee for the Nice striker