ESPNsoccernet's On the Move transfer blog is where you will find a hearty round-up of all the rumours and signings during the summer transfer window. Get your teeth into the below to find out which player(s) your side are being linked with today.
Van Persie has been linked with a move to Juventus
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23.00 BST That's it for tonight, we'll be back in the morning with more truths and lies.
20:16 BST - DONE DEAL: Reading have confirmed the capture of 17-year-old Irish defender Pierce Sweeney from League of Ireland side Bray Wanderers.
19.27 BST - Fresh from Copa Libertadores success, Corinthians defender Leandro Castan has confirmed he is set to join Roma in the coming days. "Everything is settled with Roma," Castan told Radio Bandeirantes.
19.05 BST - Reports in Spain suggest that Athletic Bilbao manager Marcelo Bielsa has resigned after the club failed to support him over an altercation with construction staff. More information here.
18.39 BST - ESPN sources believe that Tottenham are ready to sell star midfielder Luka Modric should anyone offer close to their..£40 million valuation. Read the full story here.
18.02 BST - Several outlets reporting that out-of-contract Manchester United youngster Ezequiel Fryers will join Tottenham Hotspur. Fee to be decided by tribunal. No official confirmation yet.
17.28 BST - DONE DEAL: Former Leeds, Tottenham and Real Madrid defender Jonathan Woodgate has joined Middlesborough after agreeing a three-year contract.
16.20 BST - DONE DEAL: Universidad de Chile striker Junior Fernandes has joined Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year deal. Read the full story here
16.08 BST - DONE DEAL: Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge has moved to Championship club Brighton on a season-long loan.
16.06 BST - DONE DEAL: Aston Villa seal their move for Sheffield United right-back Matt Lowton, who joins the Midlanders on a four-year contract. Although the fee is undisclosed, the deal is believed to be worth around £3 million.
16.05 BST - DONE DEAL: Marseille, the Ligue 1 champions, have signed 25-year-old Argentinian striker Emanuel Herrera on a three-year contract from Chilean club Union Espanola.
16.04 BST - DONE DEAL: Brazilian side Internacional have announced the signing of Diego Forlan only hours after the 33-year-old Uruguay striker had terminated his Inter Milan contract.
Forlan has signed a deal until 2015, and a statement from Internacional said: “Diego Forlan is the new reinforcement of Internacional. The Uruguay player is in Milan and will arrive in Porto Alegre on Saturday.”
15.31 BST - DONE DEAL: Newcastle have completed the signing of Coventry midfielder Gael Bigirimana on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
15.07 BST:Arsenal midfielder Denilson will remain at Sao Paulo for another season, the Gunners have confirmed. He made 47 appearances for his boyhood club during his initial one-year loan.
15.04 BST - DONE DEAL:Fulham have completed the signing of Cologne right-back Sascha Riether on a season-long loan with the option of a permanent deal.
14.50 BST: And more, this time from the man himself. It’s beautiful in Southampton, he tells De Telegraaf: “I'm in Southampton and everything is perfect. The club, the stadium and the reception really surprised me. Beautiful.
“And Southampton's ambitions - with the new investor, they want to be chasing Manchester City.”
14.43 BST: More from Vitesse, who have released a statement about Buttner’s move to Southampton. It says: “Both clubs spent the last few days discussing the transfer of the 23-year-old defender.
“On Friday, Vitesse accepted an improved offer from the English Premier League club. This sees Alexander Buttner depart immediately to Southampton.”
Buttner came through the youth system at Vitesse, making 107 appearances for them.
14.11 BST: A source has told ESPN that Chelsea may not be in the running for Theo Walcott. “I cannot see Walcott being a prime target for Chelsea, although the final decision will rest with Roman Abramovich," the source said. "They have already signed wingers, and are looking for another striker to fill in for the departing Didier Drogba.”
14.05 BST: Southampton have agreed a deal with Vitesse Arnhem to sign defender Alexander Buttner, the Dutch club have announced.
13.04 BST: More on Vertonghen. In a nutshell, he’s in the final year of his contract at Ajax but can’t finalise his move because of a contractual dispute with the club. It has been reported that he believes he is entitled to a cut of his transfer fee, which could be £9 million, but Ajax don’t think so.
Here’s something from his agency, Nakhli Mondial, in De Telegraaf: “There is some movement and we have the intention to come to an agreement.”
12.47 BST - DONE DEAL: Palermo defender Matias Silvestre has joined Inter Milan on loan with a view to a permanent deal worth up to €8 million.
The clubs had been in talks over a full-time transfer this summer, but Palermo revealed that centre-back Silvestre has not yet moved permanently.
The arrangement gives Inter the opportunity to make the move permanent next summer and, if they choose to do so, they would pay the fee in four yearly instalments.
12.11 BST: That on/off/on/off-type move to Tottenham by Jan Vertonghen could be... on again. Belgian international defender Vertonghen thought the move had fallen through, but it’s now reported that his agent is holding talks with his club, Ajax, to find a solution.
12.03 BST: Chelsea defender Ashley Cole could be set for a sensational departure from Stamford Bridge, as ESPN can reveal that there are no talks at present to renew a contract that has just one year to run. Here's the full story...
11.56 BST: Aston Villa are reported to be close to completing a deal for Sheffield United full-back Matt Lowton, thought to be for a fee in the region of £3 million.
11.30 BST - DONE DEAL: The Sunderland forward Asamoah Gyan has joined Al-Ain, in the United Arab Emirates, on a permanent deal. The 26-year-old Ghana international had spent most of last season on loan at the club.
It is thought Al-Ain paid around £6million for Gyan's loan and will pay a similar fee to secure his services on a full-time basis.
11.09 BST: AC Milan just aren’t in the slightest bit interested in signing Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar, vice-president Adriano Galliani has said. “He is a very good goalkeeper, but we are not interested in him,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport. Cesar is reported to be a target for Manchester United and Roma.
11.03 BST: The Van Persie/Man City speculation is unlikely to be fading away any time soon - and Kolo Toure has done his bit to ensure it doesn’t, waxing enthusiastic about what a fine signing the Arsenal skipper would be. Toure, an ex-Gunners team-mate of the Netherlands international, says he would boost City’s Champions League chances.
“Robin is a top player. I've played with him, I know him and he's a great man,” the Manchester Evening News quoted Toure as saying. “If Robin comes it's great because I know what he can do. You have to build your squad every year to do better - to win the Champions League is very difficult, as we have seen.”
10.20 BST: Toon time: reports say Newcastle have agreed a deal with Coventry for 18-year-old midfielder Gael Bigirimana. The Burundi-born player is seen as a star of the future, and Magpies owner Mike Ashley is keen to invest in players for the seasons to come as well as for the present.
10.14 BST: Real Mallorca defender Ivan Ramis is keen to move to the Premier League and has been linked with both Sunderland and Aston Villa. Ramis, 27, told AS: “This could be the ideal moment to make a change, and the Premier League is a destination that appeals because I like the football there.”
10.03 BST: Alessandro Nesta has agreed terms with MLS outfit Montreal Impact. The 36-year-old, a World Cup winner with Italy, moves to Canada after his contract at AC Milan expired.
09.27 BST: Look away, Arsenal fans: now there’s speculation over the future of Theo Walcott, who is reportedly unhappy that Robin Van Persie is leaving the Emirates. The 23-year-old is the latest to be talked about in terms of moving in the direction of away (‘exodus’ will become the official media word of the summer for Arsenal soon), with his contract expiring next year. Chelsea, Juventus and PSG are reported to have shown interest in the winger.
09.22 BST: Paris St Germain are in talks with Pescara’s highly-rated midfielder Marco Verratti, and could strike a €14 million deal for him. The 19-year-old’s agent, Donato Di Campli, said: “We had our first meeting with PSG, and it was very productive. I can say that Paris St Germain have shown a great interest in the player.”
09.12 BST - DONE DEAL: Real Betis have signed striker Joel Campbell on loan from Arsenal for a season. Campbell, a Costa Rica international, spent last season on loan at Lorient.
09.04 BST: West Brom have been linked with former Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins, who could join Steve Clarke’s ranks on loan – although his club, Rubin Kazan, would reportedly prefer to strike a permanent deal with a price tag of around £3 million.
08.58 BST: A gentle stroll down nostalgia street for Middlesbrough, possibly – they could be about to re-sign Jonathan Woodgate, who played 46 games for them before moving to Tottenham in 2008.
Born in Middlesbrough, the central defender spent last season at Stoke but was released at the end of the campaign. He had joined Boro from Real Madrid in 2007, and also played for Newcastle after beginning his career at Leeds.
08.45 BST: In the Express, meanwhile, Aston Villa are said to be lining up a swoop for Sheffield United’s highly-rated right back Matt Lowton. The Blades, who missed out on automatic promotion from League One after a thrilling battle with city rivals Wednesday, and then lost in the play-off final, may find themselves powerless to hang on to him.
Back to Van Persie – the Star has his future down to a three-way fight between Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona. In non-Van Persie, non-Arsenal news, the paper has Manchester Unitd loitering around outside Goodison Park, interested in spiriting Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines away with them.
08.26 BST: It's a rainy, grey morning - and, as they read the papers, Arsenal fans might find their mood matching the weather. That's because, unsurprisingly, Robin Van Persie’s eventual destination is the subject of plenty of conjecture.
The Mirror claims Manchester United have moved ahead of neighbours City in the battle to sign the Dutchman but that, apparently, might not matter - the paper says Van Persie has set his heart on a move to Italy and Juventus are the favourites to sign him.
The paper also has City poised to sign “Argentine wonderkid” Paulo Dybala, 18, from Instituto, who play in Argentina's second division.
Meanwhile, the Mail says the Gunners could seek to replace Van Persie with Stevan Jovetic or Robert Lewandowski, both of whom, it reports, were wathed by Arsenal scouts last season. In other news, it says Birmingham’s Jack Butland is on the radar of the new Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas, while Manchester United are keeping a beady eye on Joao Moutinho, who is also a target for... Tottenham.
The Sun says Arsenal could report Manchester City for allegedly tapping up Van Persie, claiming the Londoners are convinced that the striker’s agent had been in touch with the Premier League winners before he announced that he would not be signing a new deal.