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On The Move
Posted by ESPNsoccernet Staff on 08/11/2012

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 what's below to find out which player(s) your club are being linked with today.

Also, you can always check the full list of completed deals in England and the SPL by clicking right here.

If he goes, I go: Roberto Mancini really wants to keep hold of Mario Balotelli © PA Photos

23.30 BST: That's all for tonight, more of the same tomorrow. See you there!

23.00 BST: Nuri Sahin’s reported loan deal to Arsenal may fall through as the Turkish international’s agent hinted that he could well move to Serie A instead next season.

22.42 BST: Wolves' manager Stale Solbakken confirmed that England winger Matt Jarvis wants to leave the club. Solbakken said: "He wants to leave but it has to be right for Wolves. At the end of the day I am not making the final decision."

22.22 BST: What was that about Hulk earlier? Now he says: "This could be the time for me to move. I would feel comfortable with moving clubs and the English league is one that appeals to me." Read more

22.04 BST: Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has denied reports that DJ Campbell is close to rejoining the Seasiders. "We are about as close to re-signing DJ Campbell as there is of me wearing high heels and calling myself Sheila," Holloway told the Blackpool Gazette.

21.41 BST: Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi has taken to Twitter to confirm the signing of Republic of Ireland striker Simon Cox from West Bromwich Albion.

21.14 BST: Porto president Pinto da Costa is reported to have said that Hulk is unlikely to leave this summer. Da Costa insists he will only leave if a club were to meet his €100 million buy-out clause.

20.36 BST: The Daily Mail report that Manchester City are looking at South Korean Olympic left-back Yun Suk-Young, who could cost as little as £1 million.

20.05 BST: Sky Sports now reporting that Manchester City are looking at Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell as they look to strengthen ahead of the new campain.

19.46 BST: Mutterings in Italy suggest that Fiorentina are making enquieries into the future of Tottenham forward Giovani dos Santos.

19.23 BST: PSV Eindhoven have confirmed that an agreement has been reached with Sporting Lisbon over the release of Zakaria Labyad, who will now join the Portuguese side.

18.49 BST: Transfer Mercato Web report that Argentine defender Federico Fazio could be on the move from Sevilla, with West Ham favourites for his signature.

18.22 BST: This is big. Sportmediaset in Italy claim that Milan and Real Madrid have agreed terms over a deal that will see Kaka return to the San Siro. There will no doubt be more to follow on this story this evening.

17.54 BST: Nicolas N'Koulou, who has been linked with Arsenal in recent times says he is staying at Marseille to help them battle. "I am staying to test myself against the Ibrahimovics of this world," he told reporters.

17.34 BST: Sky Sports report that Wolves and Middlesbrough are in contention to secure the services of Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran on loan.

17.04 BST Hulk's agent Teodoro Fonseca: "Hulk has a contract, he likes FC Porto, but at the moment everything has a question mark. We sometimes want a player to stay, but the conditions aren't the best. Sometimes clubs have to give up a right, a player, or a person to keep their structure. People come and go, but the clubs stay. Everything is possible in the world of football."

16.46 BST Ajax havesold Armenia forward Aras Ozbiliz to Russian side Kuban Krasnodar for a fee of around €1million (£800,000).

16.31 BST West Brom striker Simon Cox is reportedly set to sign for Nottingham Forest,

16.07 BST Joe Allen's transfer to Liverpool was completed yesterday and Richard Jolly feels he will be a key piece in Brendan Rodgers' progressive puzzle at Anfield. READ MORE.

15.56 BST Keep the comments coming folks - Ify has been giving his views about Robin Van Persie.

"Have the feeling that RVP must surely leave. The comment on his site alone might have annoyed AW and many on the board. Even the players purchased shown that AFC are really prepared for going on without him."

15.35 BST Chelsea are reportedly keeping tabs on Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner in case their move for Marseille's Cesar Azpilicueta falls through.

15.17 BST Blackburn Rovers are close to completing their ninth summer signing - with Sporting Lisbon midfielder Diogo Rosado set to move to Ewood Park.

15.02 BST Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi appears to have revealed on Twitter that Ryo Miyaichi is joining the Latics on loan from Arsenal.

@AliAlhabsi, "I am happy that our team, Wigan, has acquired Japanese Arsenal player Ryo on loan for a season. It'll be nice to have a fellow Asian with me in the team."

14.46 BST DONE DEAL While we're on the subject of notorious bad boys, El Hadji Diouf has signed for Leeds United.

14.29 BST Joey Barton won't be signing for Fleetwood Town as QPR don't want him to play in League Two. But Fleetwood boss Micky Mellon has heaped praise on the former Newcastle defender.

"Joey has gone back to QPR," Mellon told Sky Sports. "His influence in and around the football club was nothing more than fantastic. (He was) a great lad, up to standard for us, players saw how hard you have to work to be a Premier League footballer. Nothing but positives came from the time we had with Joey. We always knew it was going to come to an end at some stage."

14.04 BST Joris Mathijsen is believed to have completed his return to the Netherlands, leaving Malaga for Feyenoord.

13.41 BST Sky Sport Italia with a rumour that has made us chuckle in the office - Theo Walcott to Inter Milan. Surely not.

13.28 BST It's been a while since we've been able to publish some Ian Holloway comedy gold so the Blackpool manager's response to a question about re-signing DJ Campbell has brought us much delight:

"Because of how much they are paying him at the moment at QPR, it's not going to happen. We are about as close to re-signing DJ Campbell as there is of me wearing high heels and calling myself Sheila."

Thank you Ian.

13.13 BST Newcastle have bid €8m for versatile Ajax midfielder Vurnon Anita, according to reports in the Netherlands.

12.58 BST Reports in the Spanish media claim that Alex Song has agreed a a five-year contract worth £75,000-per-week to move to Barcelona.

12.40 BST Emile Heskey has rejected the advances of Blackpool. He is a free agent at the moment but scoffed at the Tangerines' offer of £90 a week.

12.27 BST Torino want to sign former Real Madrid and Everton winger Royston Drenthe, according to Tuttosport. Drenthe was released by Madrid at the end of last season.

12.01 BST Fiorentina are monitoring wantaway Spurs forward Giovani dos Santos, according to talkSPORT

11.48 BST The Sunderland Echo is tipping Martin O'Neill to take a punt on Jermain Defoe aas attempts to sign Steven Fletcher look to have hit stormy waters.

11.33 BST With Aleksandar Kolarov expected to leave Manchester City, Roberto Mancini is reportedly keen to sign South Korean left-back Yun Suk-Young as cover for Gael Clichy.

11.25 BST Pescara president Daniele Sebastiani has confirmed the club are closing in on Genk's Belgium international striker Jelle Vossen.

11.07 BSTSky Sports News are reporting that Wolves winger Matt Jarvis has handed in a transfer request. In the paper round-up earlier we mentioned that he had been linked with a switch to West Ham.

10.52 BST Manchester United chief executive David Gill insists the club's floatation on the New York Stock Exchange will not affect their ability to spend in the transfer market and again denied that the Glazers' ownership has damaged the Red Devils prospects on the pitch. FULLSTORY

10.40 BST AS claims that Real Madrid are in talks with Gonzalo Higuain about extending his contract to the summer of 2018.

10.29 BST We want to hear your thoughts on the summer transfer window and you can post your musings using the tool below. That's what Alex has done as he makes a potential transfer merry-go-round appear oh so simple:

“Alright Real Madrid. Sell Kaka to Milan and spend the money on Luka. Spurs, go buy Lloris and Damiao.”

10.07 BST Roma have offered €12m for Sao Paulo centre-back Rhodolfo, according to Corriere dello Sport.

09.56 BST DONE DEAL: Stoke City have signed Macedonia left-back Goran Popov on a season-long loan from Dynamo Kiev.

09.42 BST Over in Italy, Lazio's proposed move for Sweden defender Andreas Granqvist is looking likely to collapse as their goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo - included in the part-exchange deal - is refusing to move to Genoa.

09.28 BST Heading around Europe now and first stop is France - where L'Equipe reports that Loic Remy could be set to leave Marseille. Clubs in England are keen, but he's turned one initial approach down.

09.15 BST Time now for our customary round-up from the English newspapers. The Olympics is still going strong but come next week, we're expecting football to be dominating the agenda once again!

Daily Mirror: Luka Modric is desperate for talks with AVB as he fears his dream move to Real Madrid is in danger of collapsing; Adam Johnson could be Brendan Rodgers’ new target after he finally landed Joe Allen from Swansea; Ian Holloway wants Joey Barton to come on a season-long loan to Blackpool.

Metro: Liverpool want Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin to replace Daniel Agger if he joins Manchester City.

Daily Star: PSG just won’t end their spending and have made a £40 million offer for Mario Balotelli – Man City have rejected it though; Sunderland will use Connor Wickham as bait in their continued efforts to bring Steven Fletcher to the Stadium of Light from Wolves.

Daily Mail: Wolves have told West Ham to up their bid for Matt Jarvis to £10 million after they initially offered £6 million.

The Sun: Spurs want to sign Julio Cesar from Inter Milan and the Nerazurri will let him leave for free to get him off the club’s wage bill.

09.01 BST The inspiration for our headline and photo above today is taken from the rumours circulating that Roberto Mancini has told the Manchester City owners he would quit if Mario Balotelli is sold. Two things we like about this - firstly, despite everything that has happened, Mancini still seems to love Balotelli like a son. It's heartwarming. Secondly, it's a pretty bolshy move to lay down the law to your billionaire owners. Good work Roberto.

09.00 BST Good morning world. Three weeks from today the transfer window will have just closed (sob, sob) but fear not as that leaves us 20 more days of gossip, rumour, tittle-tattle, get the picture. Fingers crossed for another exciting day of transfer activity - incredibly some deals were actually done yesterday with Bellamy to Cardiff, Allen to Liverpool and Lukaku's loan to West Brom among them.


Posted by Alex on 08/11/2012

Alright Real Madrid. Sell Kaka to Milan and spend the money on Luka. Spurs, go buy Lloris and Damiao.

Posted by Bafa on 08/11/2012

Reports also have it that Victor Moses have passed a medical at Chelsea. That,to me,would be great news. But how true is this?

Posted by Chigz on 08/11/2012

I would really like to see a winger at Liverpool, they just sold Rodriguez and Bellamy. They really needed a good left winger!

Posted by Faichaimond on 08/11/2012

Not so sure why United want RVP that much. They're well-stocked in attack and adding another injury-prone attacker (the other being Kagawa) would be very risky. If they're looking for a marquee signing they might as well look elsewhere, especially in the CM area.

Posted by Rodrique on 08/11/2012

Okay... So now Chelsea have purchased Oscar for 25m, PSG purchased Lucas Moura for 45m.... So how realistic is the Neymar to Chelsea or Barcelona really sounding? Beats the hell out of my thoughts!

Posted by Smanga on 08/11/2012

Once again AVB has dug his grave..he hasn't made a move in the market but wants to unload defoe with adebayor too expensive..good luck

Posted by Brian on 08/11/2012

Presumably Kaka doesn't want to come to tottenham part ex for LM??

Posted by Anonymous on 08/11/2012

I am surprised and also very happy that Man City haven't signed any players - is Sheikh Mansour out of pocket??

Posted by Eddie on 08/11/2012

With all the conjecture about RVP leaving Arsenal for man U; if man u do not cough up the asking price, cash, then RVP will not be going anywhere. it is really that simple, you pays your money, you get your man

Posted by Diz on 08/11/2012


Blackpool offered 90 pounds a week for Heskey.

And he rejected it???

Posted by Toby on 08/11/2012

Is that correct that Blackpool offered Heskey 90 pounds a week? I'd scoff at that too!

Posted by Ify on 08/11/2012

Have the feeling that RVP must surely leave. The comment on his site alone might have annoyed AW and many on the board. Even the players purchased shown that AFC are really prepared for going on without him.

Posted by Blinks on 08/11/2012

Reports have it Chelsea have had a 35 mil bid for Edinson Cavani accepted and are discussing a wage deal, but its being held up due to Cavani wanting 150 thousand a week. Any truth to this?

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