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Premier League Transfer Talk - May 20

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21 May 2010 09:31:41

Premier League Transfer Talk - May 20

Arsenal Cesc Fabregas' move to Barcelona could be under threat with the Catalan club unwilling to pay more than £30m while Arsenal want £45m. (Star)  Related ArticlesTransfer TalkFootball Transfers - Latest NewsFull transfer listCompleted transfersShould Fabregas go to the Nou Camp, Arsenal may miss out on Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta whose agent has confirmed interest from Manchester United. (Sun) Marouane Chamakh's long-awaited transfer from Bordeaux to Arsenal is set to be completed this week after the striker arrived in London to finalise personal terms. (Metro) ---------------------------------------------------------------- Aston Villa 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) Jermaine Beckford is an Aston Villa target with the 26-year-old set to leave on a Bosman free transfer. (Fans FC) ---------------------------------------------------------------- Birmingham City 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 Midfielder Deco has held talks with Fluminense over a return to his native Brazil next season. Barcelona have been linked with a move for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres and will go head to head with Chelsea this summer to sign the 26 year-old. Striker Nicolas Anelka is on the brink of signing a new contract extension at Chelsea. (PA) ---------------------------------------------------------------- Everton 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) ---------------------------------------------------------------- Fulham 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) ---------------------------------------------------------------- Liverpool 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 Manchester City have been told an offer of no less than £43m will do if they want to complete the signing of Brazilian defender David Luiz from Benfica. (Independent) The club have also had an initial £20m bid for James Milner rejected by Aston Villa. Following his refusal to consider a move to Arsenal, City are monitoring Yaya Toure's movements after the midfielder's agent said he was looking to leave Barcelona. (Mail) ---------------------------------------------------------------- Manchester United 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. Ajax are demanding £20 million from Manchester United for striker Luis Suarez. (Mirror) ---------------------------------------------------------------- Newcastle 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 City have been linked with a £5 million move for West Ham midfielder Mark Noble. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Sunderland 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 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)


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