Premier League Transfer Talk - May 24

25 May 2010 10:06

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.

 Related ArticlesCompleted transfersFootball Transfers - Latest NewsTransfer TalkOlympique Marseille midfielder and £16 million-rated Stephane Mbia is being tracked by Arsenal. (Mail)

Cesc Fabregas' move to Barcelona could be under threat with the Catalan club unwilling to pay more than £30m while Arsenal want £45m. (Star)


Aston Villa

Aston Villa are eyeing a loan move for AS Monaco forward Eidur Gudjohnsen (Sun)

Aston Villa have rejected Manchester City's initial bid of £20 million for James Milner.

Meanwhile, the club have joined the chase to sign Carlton Cole after Birmingham City had a £10 million bid rejected. (Mirror)


Birmingham City

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.

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)

Birmingham have announced young Spanish midfielder Enric Valles will join them on July 1. (Mail)


Blackburn Rovers

Reading look set to miss out on signing centre-back Zurab Khizanishvili after being priced out of the market by Blackburn Rovers. (Reading Post).


Bolton Wanderers

Burnley are eyeing Bolton Wanderers midfielder Gavin McCann. (Mail)



Chelsea are looking to make a double swoop on Liverpool ni a bid to sign Javier Mascherano and Yossi Benayoun. (Mail)

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.

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)

Midfielder Deco has held talks with Fluminense over a return to his native Brazil next season.



Sevweral big name clubs are on alert following news that Steven Pienaar has rejected Everton's latest contract offer. (Mail)

Everton face a battle with Liverpool in the race to sign Ajax centre-back Jan Vertonghen who is valued at around £11m. (Mirror)

Midfielder Tim Cahill has signed a new a new long-term contract with Everton and described it as "a massive moment in my career".

David Moyes has no intention of selling any of his top stars this summer, including Jack Rodwell. (Express)



Birmingham have launched a bid to prise Paul Konchesky away from Fulham. (Mail)

Fulham are leading the chase for the Portsmouth marksman Frederic Piquionne ahead of Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United. (Goal)



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)

Liverpool face a battle to hold on to Fernando Torres amid reports Barcelona are preparing to make a £70m bid for the striker. (Mirror)

Rafael Benitez is being linked with a big-money move for Sampdoria striker Giampaolo Pazzini this summer. (Metro)


Manchester City

Craig Bellamy is a target for new Hamburg manager Steve McClaren who is willing to offer £8 million for the striker. (Mail)

Roberto Mancini is eager to sign Esteban Cambiasso for £18 million from Inter Milan.

Manchester City are considering whether to make an improved offer for James Milner before the start of the World Cup.

City's record signing Robinho has no wish to return to Eastlands and is willing to explore all alternatives (PA)


Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson is said to be preparing a £28 million plus Dimitar Berbatov to land Wolfsburg forward Edin Dzeko.

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)

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.



Chris Hughton will seek urgent talks with Spanish misfit Xisco to try and secure a permanent transfer to Primera Liga outfit Racing Santander. (Journal)

Hughton is confident he will be able to strengthen his squad this summer. (Sky Sports)


Stoke City

Stoke are set to bid £2 million for Emile Heskey as rumours intensify on Aston Villa departure. (Mail)

Stoke are keeping tabs on Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey as James Beattie and Dave Kitson get ready to leave. (ClubCall)

Stoke City have been linked with a £5 million move for West Ham midfielder Mark Noble.



Sunderland are reportedly set to lose out to West Ham in the race to sign French international Sidney Govou from Lyon. (Shields Gazette)


Tottenham Hotspur

Ledley King has signed a new contract that will keep him at Tottenham until 2012.

Tottenham goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has signed a new one-year contract.


West Ham United

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)

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has dismissed suggestions he will leave Bloomfield Road to succeed Gianfranco Zola as West Ham manager.

West Ham United have rejected bids from Fulham, Birmingham City and Stoke City for striker Carlton Cole.


West Bromwich Albion

Newcastle United are set to offer Robert Koren a Premier League lifeline despite helping West Brom win promotion. (Fans FC)

The newly promoted side are also looking to pay Hull £4.5m for Stephen Hunt and Stoke £2m for James Beattie. (Sun)


Wigan Athletic

Wigan Athletic have rejected Birmingham's £8million bid for Charles N'Zogbia. (Mail)


Wolverhampton Wanderers

Burnley have placed a £7m price tag on the head of striker Steven Fletcher after interest from Wolves. (Mail)

Source: Telegraph