Welcome back to On The Move, ESPNsoccernet's comprehensive transfer blog. Between June 1 and September 1, we will be keeping you up to date with all the latest gossip and speculation from the world of football, as well as the actual completed transfers of course.
Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy could be out of the door.
17.20 Right folks, that's all we've got time for today but join us again from 0900 BST on Saturday for more transfer news and gossip from the world of football.
17.10 Rangers have rejected a bid from Bursaspor for Steven Whittaker. Gers boss Ally McCoist says he has no intention of breaking-up his squad.
16.50 Bojan's agent Zoran Vekic says the Barca striker could be on his way to join former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique at Roma.
Vekic told Radio Mana Mana:“Bojan to Roma? It’s a match made in heaven. I see this as a perfect marriage."
16.23 Former Newcastle striker and Championship goalscoring star Michael Chopra has moved from Cardiff to Ipswich.
16.01 Real Mallorca have reportedly agreed terms with Atletico Madrid’s Juan Valera and Sevilla’s Alejandro Alfaro, though nothing has been agreed yet between the clubs.
15.40 Despite saying last week that a move to Chelsea would be completed on Monday just gone, Romelu Lukaku now insists he is in no rush to decide on his future.
Lukaku said: "Hello all, I read a lot in the paper about me these days. Some journalists try to sell information they don't always know about. Please know that my current and only focus is ... passing my exams.
"After that I'll have some holiday and will start the pre-season with RSCA (Anderlecht). I'll keep you all posted...thank you for your understanding."
15.15 We had someone joke earlier that DJ Campbell would be better for Arsenal than Gervinho. Well here is a window of opportunity for the Gunners. The Blackpool strike rhas told Ian Holloway he wants to leave Bloomfield Road.
Campbell said: “I had a conversation with the manager and told him how I felt. He understands.
He knows that at my age, with what I achieved during the season, he can’t really stand in my way. It’s not about money - I’m a human being with ambitions.”
14.59 Sergio Aguero has told TyC Sports. "It makes me happy that a coach like Mourinho speaks well of me, him just as much as other coaches." We reckon speculation linking him with Real might just increase after that...
14.32 Here's the full story on Manchester United closing in on Aston Villa's Ashley Young.
14.18 Marlon King has signed for Birmingham but Coventry are furious as apparently he had agreed to stay with them. Full story here.
13.40 in-demand Standard Liege midfielder Steven Defour will not be making any decision on his future until after his summer holiday, according to agent Paul Stefani
Stefani said: "The player has several major offers but he is now on holiday. When he gets back we will discuss his future with Standard. Until then we can do more."
13.16: The Sunderland Echo says Johan Cabaye is due on Tyneside to complete his £4.8 million switch to Newcastle United from Lille. Former Magpies defender Olivier Barnard compared Cabaye to Kieron Dyer. That'll be the kiss of death then.
13.08 Stoke and West Brom reportedly interested in Bolton midfielder matt Taylor. A fee of £1.5 million could be enough to prise him away from the Reebok Stadium.
12.51 Montpellier have signed Cameroon full-back Henri Bedimo on a four-year contract from relegated Lens.
12.30 Sunderland are going to use some of the cash from the near £20 million transfer of Jordan Henderson to bid for Peter Crouch, says Goal.com. Apparently the Wearsiders will offer £10 million for the Tottenham striker.
12.16 Javier Pastore says he is now reasy to leave Palermo. He is quoted on Fox Sports-Del Plata as saying: "I think that the moment has come to leave Palermo."
12.07 Sky Sports News reporting that Ashley Young will sign for Manchester United from Aston Villa when he gets back from holiday.
11.57 Keep the comments flooding in, reader monaal is relishing the prospect of an Arsenal exodus:
"Loving the torture of arsenal fans this summer! Clichy to Liverpool, Fabregas to Barcelona, Nasri to Manchester United and Diaby saying he likes the Tottenham shirt more. What's next? Wenger to QPR? Haa!"
11.46 Man City defender Jerome Boateng has outlined his desire to join Bayern Munich. He joined City from Hamburg on a five-year deal 12 months ago but already has his sights set on a move back to the Bundesliga.
Boateng said: ''I would like to go to Munich. On my side everything is clear. I have already told Roberto Mancini that I want to play in central defence and not at full-back. Bayern have indicated I will play in the centre. To play there regularly is important for me because I will have a better chance of playing in the national team.''
11.39 Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo has revealed that his preferred destination, should he leave Turin, would be Spain. The Brazil international played for Mallorca, Racing Santander and Almeria between 2005 and 2008. Melo said: "England would be a last option. I really want to return to Spain."
11.22 Rennes goalkeeper Nicolas Douchez has agreed to join PSG on a three-year contract.
11.13 Bayern Munich teenager David Alaba has signed a two-year extension to his contract at the Allianz Arena until June 2013.
Bayern sporting director Christian Nerlinger said: `"We are very pleased to tie such a young and talented player to the club long-term. In the coming weeks we will decide together David's short-term future and what is best for all parties.''
11.01 The Northern Echo reckons Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is stepping up his pursuit of South Korean striker Ji Dong-Won from K-League outfit Chunnam Dragons. Apparently he will cost £1 million.
10.51 Parma may not be keen on Sebastian Giovinco leaving for Juve (see 10.17) but Bianconeri boss Antonio Conte is persisting in his interest according to Il Corriere dello Sport.
10.39 It's the summer months which means it's time for Barca players to start talking about Cesc Fabregas and how they want him to come to Camp Nou. Cue Gerard Pique:
"I hope to see him in a Barca shirt. I know his family are lifelong cules (Barca fans) and I would be thrilled to see him return."
10.24 Peterborough goalkeeper Joe Lewis says he is happy to stay at the club:
“Everyone knows that I want to play at the highest level, but playing in the Championship next season certainly wouldn’t damage my career in any way. Until anything solid or concrete comes along from elsewhere I will remain a Peterborough player and continue to be 100 per cent committed to the club."
10.17 Parma have reiterated that Sebastian Giovinco will be staying at the club next season, despite continued interest from Juventus.
Parma sporting director Pietro Leonardi said: “We’ve said it in every language that we know. Giovinco will be ours and will play with us.”
10.03 Remember to get your comments in using the tool below. That's what shyamalsantra did and the hilarity of this means we're putting it up here:
"I think DJ Campbell is a better player than Gervinho."
09.45 Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak has resigned himself to leaving Old Trafford this summer. "I haven't spoken with Alex Ferguson," he said. “He has told me nothing. He never tells me anything. I don't know if I can stick it any more.”
09.26 Lorient striker Kevin Gameiro won't be moving to Newcastle: "I'll think about my future in the coming days,” he told RMC Sport. "It will be Paris or Valencia. The two clubs are very good. I will calmly make my decision over the next days.''
09.12 Steve Bruce, the Sunderland manager, is keen to bring in Tottenham's Peter Crouch, if he can manage to prise him away from Spurs. Big changes expected, then, at the Stadium of Light.
08.55 Nikkan Sports quote Keisuke Honda saying he wants to quit CSKA. ''It's unbearable, I can't stay.'' PSG and Man City on alert... Full story here
08.41 Gianluca Zambrotta has told La Gazzetta dello Sport that Milan should buy Marek Hamsik. He stated: "Marek Hamsik would fit in very well at Milan. I would love to see him join the team. He has already shown at Napoli that he is a player who can make the difference.''
08.32 Sergio Aguero has said he will not make a decision on where his future lies until after the forthcoming Copa America. "A decision about a possible transfer elsewhere will be made when the Copa America is over," the Argentina forward told Canal 7. "At the moment, I don't know anything about what will happen."
08.18 Interesting quotes from Luka Modric, which suggest he could be on his way out: "I'm a Tottenham player and will be in London on July 7 to begin preparing for the season," he was quoted as saying. "But I want to say that transfers could occur later. In England it is often the case they happen on the last day of the transfer period, August 31. So it is pointless to worry about anything now. "If my situation changes after the start of preparation it would not be a problem."
08.13 More encouraging Arsenal news as Wenger is reportedly in talks with defenders Gary Cahill and Chris Samba and Lille duo Gervinho and Eden Hazard.
08.07 A quick paper round-up reveals some interesting gossip:
Daily Mirror: Southampton's £12m-rated winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be confirmed as a Gunners player on 1 July... But Manchester United are planning a £10m bid for Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri who will be a free agent in 12 months time.
The Sun: Martin Jol wants to make unsettled Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan his first signing at Fulham... and Robbie Keane could also be on his way to Craven Cottage. Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak has resigned himself to starting life at another Premier League club as United close in on David de Gea.
Daily Mail: The president of the Uzbekistan Football Federation says Arsenal want to sign national team captain, midfielder Odil Ahmedov... Everton are prepared to sell Joseph Yobo and Yakubu to raise money to make a bid for Wigan's Charles N'Zogbia. And Ashley Young is poised to complete his transfer to Manchester United before the weekend, when he gets married.
08.00 Early news from Arsenal as Gael Clichy is apparently the subject of interest from Liverpool according to the Guardian. £5 million is the fee mooted, which seems a little small for an established international, although he does only have one year remaining on his contract.