Welcome 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.
Ronaldo has clearly heard tales of £400k-a-week at City.
22.33 Late rumour to close the shop after a long and lonely day for this scribe. It is said that Liverpool have agreed a fee with Blackpool for Charlie Adam. £10 million the fee, says Twitter - where else - so expect that to break tomorrow. There's one to tide you over until the morning comes. Goodbye for now.
22.03 Even more Twitter: Falcao, wanted, and quite rightly too, by many clubs across Europe, says he wants to stay at Porto. He tweeted: ""Stay calm about all the news. We all have dreams, but before thinking about them, they will stay with me at FC Porto."
21.35 More Twitter: News thin on the ground, but there's news and speculation that Manchester United will buy Argentine midfielder Pato Rodriguez. Says @intheknow99: "Figure I have been told is £9.7m (precise, I know!). #MUFC currently working on work permit paperwork, using "exceptional talent" rule."
20.31 The much-mentioned Eden Hazard is now linked with Barcelona. And he's rather happy about that news. He told El Mundo Deportivo: "Barca? Can I even get into their team? It's an honour to be linked with the best team in the world but I have nothing else to say. It is great to hear news like that."
19.51 Twitter talk: Some discussion of Arsenal being linked with Keisuke Honda of CSKA Moscow. He was excellent at the World Cup last year so it's an interesting move, though may signal defeat in their hopes of keeping Fabregas or Nasri.
18.59 More Birmingham stuff: Scott Dann is very much for sale, and Sky Sports and their sources suggest that Arsenal have joined the hunt alongside Liverpool. He's a Merseysider and doesn't speak French, Spanish or Polish so a move to Anfield looks likelier.
18.27 Barcelona are set to add to their midfield glut by siging Hercules youngster Kiko Femenia, who will only cost a 10 million euro buy-out clause. No sign of Hercules saying that the clause is not a release clause and that they want more money...indeed, he will only cost 4 million euros.
17.15 Demba Ba is linked with Newcastle, via Twitter talk, but doubts supposedly remain about his ability to pass a medical.
16.41 Manager movements: Billy Davies quits Forest and Steve McClaren is in talks. And now we are told that Alex McLeish has quit Birmingham City. We await confirmation of the latter.
16.28 More on Sneijder. First Guus Hiddink denies that he has been in talks with Chelsea about becoming the club's new manager, or told the Blues to sign Wesley Sneijder from Inter. Then, the player himself says that: "Only God will decide where my future lies." Clearly thinks a lot of Guus, then.
16.02 DONE DEAL: Paris Saint-Germain have by completed the signing of France striker Kevin Gameiro from Lorient on a four-year deal.
15.54 Two Spurs player widely expected to move on from White Hart Lane are Peter Crouch and Roman Pavlyuchenko. Both are making noises about staying, and the cynical would suggest a loyaly bonus is at the forefront of their thinking. Crouch: "Of course I'm happy where I am. It's a great club and, in my opinion, it's on the up."
Pavlyuchenko's agent Oleg Artemov:""Roman wants to stay at Tottenham. In a couple of weeks I plan to meet the management of the club. We will discuss his future. Roman has a Spurs contract and we want to prolong it. We will not even consider any other offers yet."
15.15 Corriere dello Sport says Didier Drogba is wanted by AC Milan, which seems almost plausible.
15.05 Bernie Mandic is back. That's the hirstute man who represented Harry Kewell at the time of his infamous move to Liverpool from Leeds United, the man who mistook the word 'nada' for 'doo-dah'. Anyway, his client looks likely to be returning to Australia and the A-League. "Every club that has expressed an interest in Harry has been told exactly the same thing at all times," Mandic told the Sydney Morning Herald. "(We've told them,) 'You are welcome to make an offer but keep in mind that the next move Harry makes will not be to a club offering the best financial offer. The key to any deal is the environment for his family."
13.50 Bad news for Chelsea? Neymar's agent, Wagner Ribeiro, has stated that if the Santos striker was his son, he would want him to play for Real Madrid. He told AS: "If he was my son, I would want him at Madrid. They are the best club in the world; they have no equal. It's the maximum a player could want. I know their president [Florentino Perez] well; he is a serious and passionate man." This was the chap that said Neymar was as good as Messi last week.
12.53 Not much in the way of reputable sources on this one, but Mikel Arteta is linked with a return to Spain with Valencia. Odd one, as Valencia are even skinter than Everton.
12.31 Paris Saint-Germain's petro-dollars will sign French striker Kevin Gameiro from Lorient for €11 million fee, according to L'Equipe.
11.51 Our man Harry Harris says the Jones deal is done, and it will cost Manchester United £20m. Story here.
11.26 Tottenham are prepared to go to war with Manchester United and Chelsea over Luka Modric, say The Mirror.
11.06 Bayern Munich are in the Samir nasri hunt, say the Mail on Sunday. That may be better for Arsene's mood if he thinks he might lose his 'Little Prince' to Manchester United instead.
11.02 Liverpool linked with Silvestre? Surely not, oh, it seems Catania have claimed that Liverpool are interested in their Argentine defender Matias Silvestre, say Itasportpress. Villarreal linked too. Mikael remains at Werder Bremen.
10.56 The Phil Jones saga is an odd one, with The Mail on Sunday suggesting he's off to Liverpool for £22 million but many others saying the deal is all but done to Manchester United for £20.5 million. Meanwhile, the player himself must concentrate on playing for England U21 v Spain on Sunday evening.
10.30 Let's begin with a quick round-up from our friends of Fleet Street:
THE SUNDAY TIMES: Manchester City executives are due to fly out tomorrow in an effort to clinch a deal for Udinese's Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, their main summer transfer target.
SUNDAY MIRROR: Cristiano Ronaldo is demanding a huge £400,000 a week to join Manchester City. Also: Arsene Wenger is confident Samir Nasri will stay at Arsenal...Kenny Dalglish's £80million Liverpool revolution is set to continue with the capture of Southampton whizzkid Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Manchester United's sensational summer spending spree is being funded by Qatari money, it was claimed and Arsenal are involved in a £10million battle with neighbours Tottenham for Ivory Coast striker Gervinho.
THE PEOPLE: Sir Alex Ferguson is on a £125million spending spree - with Inter Milan midfield star Wesley Sneijder next on his hit list.
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY: Manchester United's multi-million pound signing of teenage defender Phil Jones from Blackburn Rovers lies in tatters this morning.
NEWS OF THE WORLD: Roman Abramovich will give Guus Hiddink a £150million war chest and tell him: Make Chelsea champions of Europe.
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: The Turkish FA are threatening to report Chelsea to FIFA, if Guus Hiddink breaks his contract to engineer a return to Stamford Bridge.