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To the Emirates first and Arsenal have switched their attention to Toulouse captain Etienne Capoue, 23, as a cheaper alternative to Rennes 21-year old Yann M’Vila as the club step up their efforts to sign a holding midfielder for next season. Atsenal will offload seven stars including, Denilson, Sebastian Squillaci and Johan Djourou, to free up cash for Blackburn’s Junior Hoilett.
According to reports Manchester United are launching a bid for Everton full back Leighton Baines. United chief David Gill has been in touch with his Goodison Park counterpart Bill Kenwright, to begin negotiations. The Red Devils are hoping to take advantage of Rayo Vallecano’s financial problems after targeting Michu, 26, the highest scoring midfielder in Spain last season, who could move to the Premier League for as little as £2m. Manchester United are considering a move for Ezequiel Lavezzi, according to reports in the Naples press. The Journal of Naples newspaper claims United are ready to rival Manchester City and Chelsea in the race for the Argentina striker.
Chelsea will have to battle Real Madrid if they want to sign unsettled Ajax defender Gregory van der Wiel. The Dutch defender’s agent has revealed that the right-back whose move to Valencia recently fell through, has Madrid on his mind.
Newcastle are close to their first signing of the summer with Stade de Remis midfielder Roman Amalfitano, 22, arriving on Tyneside to put the finishing touches on a three-year deal.
Spurs and England striker Jermain Defoe admits he is heading into Euro 2012 considering his future at White Hart Lane. Marseille striker Loic Remy, 25, has said that he still wants a move to Tottenham despite the clubs failure to qualify for the Champions League next season, but he wants Harry Redknapp to remain in charge if he is to sign for Spurs.
In European news now, and one player who could be on his way out of Old Trafford is Anderson, with Manchester United open to offers for the injury plagued midfielder and Malaga said to be keen on the Brazilian. The latest instalment in Eden Hazard’s protracted exit from Lille is due after Belgium’s friendly against England on Saturday 2nd June when the 21-year old play maker says that he will announce which club he has decided to join. Borussia Dortmund have asked about the availability of Nicklas Bendtner after the 24-year old striker completed his loan spell at Sunderland. Dynamo Kiev have opened talks over a double move for Tottenham duo Niko Kranjcar and Vedran Corluka, which could be worth up to £10m. Wolves winger Matt Jarvis, 25, is a shock £5m target for Udinese. The agent of Thiago Silva insists the Brazil centre-back wants to stay at AC Milan despite ongoing reports linking him with a move to Manchester City this summer. “Neither I nor Thiago have had contact with Manchester City or Barcelona. Tottenham midfielder Gio Dos Santos’ move to Villarreal is off after the Spanish side suffered relegation from La Liga. Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed the Serie A giants are on the brink of signing Paul Pogba from Manchester United.
In other world news Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua are confident of securing a move for Dider Drogba, who on Tuesday confirmed he was leaving Chelsea. The 34-year old helped the Blues win the Champions League in Munich to bring the curtain down on a trophy-laden spell in West London.
Stoke striker Cameron Jerome has snubbed an offer from Wolves to step down to the Championship and help their promotion battle.
Cardiff City are making an amazing record £5.5m bid for Burnley’s brilliant young striker Jay Rodriguez. Malky Mackay’s owners are backing him with the cash to win promotion and the England under-21 prospect is their top target.
Kieran Ricahrdson and Aly Cissokho have both emerged as possible targets for Everton if they lose £12m Manchester United target Leighton Baines.
Veteran Reading full-back Ian Harte has signed a new one-year contract with the newly promoted Berkshire club. The former Republic of Ireland defender, whose current deal was due to expire this summer, joined the Royals in 2010 and made 32 starts this season.
Hibernian have continued their summer clear out by releasing Graham Stack, with the former Arsenal goalkeeper not being offered a new contract.
We wrap up with managerial news and Louis van Gaal has emerged as a leading contender to be Liverpool’s new manager. The Dutchman has made his interest in the role known, having been out of work since being dismissed as coach of Bayern Munich. The future of Blackburn manager Steve Kean may not be decided until next month after co-owner Venkatesh Rao admitted everything was in “confusion”. Speculation about the Rovers boss has increased following the club’s relegation from the Premier League, but despite the Scot travelling to India to meet executives of club owners Venky’s, his situation remains unclear.
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