Premier League Transfer Talk - May 24

25 May 2010 10:06
Arsenal [LNB]Arsenal are understood to have made enquiries about Barcelona's Guy Assulin. (Spanish media) Arsene Wenger is also said to be monitoring Paris St Germain's French Under 21 captain Mamadou Sakho. [LNB] Related ArticlesCompleted transfersFootball Transfers - Latest NewsTransfer TalkOlympique Marseille midfielder and £16 million-rated Stephane Mbia is being tracked by Arsenal. (Mail) [LNB]Cesc Fabregas' move to Barcelona could be under threat with the Catalan club unwilling to pay more than £30m while Arsenal want £45m. (Star) [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]Aston Villa [LNB]Aston Villa are eyeing a loan move for AS Monaco forward Eidur Gudjohnsen (Sun) [LNB]Aston Villa have rejected Manchester City's initial bid of £20 million for James Milner.[LNB]Meanwhile, the club have joined the chase to sign Carlton Cole after Birmingham City had a £10 million bid rejected. (Mirror) [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]Birmingham City [LNB]Birmingham have joined the race to sign Hull midfielder Stephen Hunt. (Mirror) The club are also said to be preparing a £6m move for Valencia's 6ft 7in striker Nikola Zigic. [LNB]Having already signed Ben Foster from Manchester United, Fulham's Paul Konchesky is next on Birmingham's wish list. The full-back is valued at £2.5 million. (Daily Mail)[LNB]Birmingham have announced young Spanish midfielder Enric Valles will join them on July 1. (Mail) [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]Blackburn Rovers [LNB]Reading look set to miss out on signing centre-back Zurab Khizanishvili after being priced out of the market by Blackburn Rovers. (Reading Post). [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]Bolton Wanderers [LNB]Burnley are eyeing Bolton Wanderers midfielder Gavin McCann. (Mail) [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]Chelsea [LNB]Chelsea are looking to make a double swoop on Liverpool ni a bid to sign Javier Mascherano and Yossi Benayoun. (Mail)[LNB]Jose Mourinho is understood to have listed Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole as his main summer targets should he sign with Real Madrid. [LNB]Franck Ribery is understood to agreed a new mega-contract at Bayern Munich, closing the door on a move to Chelsea or Manchester United. (Mail) [LNB]Midfielder Deco has held talks with Fluminense over a return to his native Brazil next season. [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]Everton [LNB]Sevweral big name clubs are on alert following news that Steven Pienaar has rejected Everton's latest contract offer. (Mail)[LNB]Everton face a battle with Liverpool in the race to sign Ajax centre-back Jan Vertonghen who is valued at around £11m. (Mirror) [LNB]Midfielder Tim Cahill has signed a new a new long-term contract with Everton and described it as "a massive moment in my career". [LNB]David Moyes has no intention of selling any of his top stars this summer, including Jack Rodwell. (Express) [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]Fulham [LNB]Birmingham have launched a bid to prise Paul Konchesky away from Fulham. (Mail) [LNB]Fulham are leading the chase for the Portsmouth marksman Frederic Piquionne ahead of Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United. (Goal) [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]Liverpool [LNB]Going head-to-head with local rivals Everton, Liverpool are looking to sign Ajax centre-back Jan Vertonghen who is valued at around £11m. (Mirror)[LNB]Liverpool face a battle to hold on to Fernando Torres amid reports Barcelona are preparing to make a £70m bid for the striker. (Mirror)[LNB]Rafael Benitez is being linked with a big-money move for Sampdoria striker Giampaolo Pazzini this summer. (Metro) [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]Manchester City [LNB]Craig Bellamy is a target for new Hamburg manager Steve McClaren who is willing to offer £8 million for the striker. (Mail)[LNB]Roberto Mancini is eager to sign Esteban Cambiasso for £18 million from Inter Milan. [LNB]Manchester City are considering whether to make an improved offer for James Milner before the start of the World Cup. [LNB]City's record signing Robinho has no wish to return to Eastlands and is willing to explore all alternatives (PA) [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]Manchester United [LNB]Sir Alex Ferguson is said to be preparing a £28 million plus Dimitar Berbatov to land Wolfsburg forward Edin Dzeko. [LNB]Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta's agent has confirmed United's interest in his client. United are also said to be preparing a £15m bid to land Jack Rodwell from Everton. (Sun)[LNB]Ben Foster has completed his move to Birmingham City for an undisclosed fee, believed to be £4m up front and rising to £6m in add-ons. [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]Newcastle[LNB]Chris Hughton will seek urgent talks with Spanish misfit Xisco to try and secure a permanent transfer to Primera Liga outfit Racing Santander. (Journal) [LNB]Hughton is confident he will be able to strengthen his squad this summer. (Sky Sports) [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]Stoke City [LNB]Stoke are set to bid £2 million for Emile Heskey as rumours intensify on Aston Villa departure. (Mail) [LNB]Stoke are keeping tabs on Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey as James Beattie and Dave Kitson get ready to leave. (ClubCall) [LNB]Stoke City have been linked with a £5 million move for West Ham midfielder Mark Noble. [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]Sunderland [LNB]Sunderland are reportedly set to lose out to West Ham in the race to sign French international Sidney Govou from Lyon. (Shields Gazette) [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]Tottenham Hotspur [LNB]Ledley King has signed a new contract that will keep him at Tottenham until 2012. [LNB]Tottenham goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has signed a new one-year contract. [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]West Ham United [LNB]Should Avram Grant take over at West Ham he wants to take Portsmouth quartet Tal Ben Haim, Kevin Prince Boateng, Nadir Belhadj and Jamie O'Hara with him. (Mail)[LNB]Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has dismissed suggestions he will leave Bloomfield Road to succeed Gianfranco Zola as West Ham manager. [LNB]West Ham United have rejected bids from Fulham, Birmingham City and Stoke City for striker Carlton Cole. [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]West Bromwich Albion[LNB]Newcastle United are set to offer Robert Koren a Premier League lifeline despite helping West Brom win promotion. (Fans FC) [LNB]The newly promoted side are also looking to pay Hull £4.5m for Stephen Hunt and Stoke £2m for James Beattie. (Sun)[LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]Wigan Athletic [LNB]Wigan Athletic have rejected Birmingham's £8million bid for Charles N'Zogbia. (Mail) [LNB]---------------------------------------------------------------- [LNB]Wolverhampton Wanderers [LNB]Burnley have placed a £7m price tag on the head of striker Steven Fletcher after interest from Wolves. (Mail) [LNB]

Source: Telegraph