Welcome all again to your daily transfer news, rumour and gossip round up, as well as news from Europe and managerial news. At least we had some more football to get us through the weekend and out of the heat for a couple of hours at least. Congratulations to Crewe on reaching League One after a 2-0 win over Cheltenham. Commiserations to Wales after they were outfoxed by a stylish Mexico side.

 
Manchester City are firmly at the front of the queue to land Robin van Persie if Arsenal are forced to sell their star striker. City are poised with a 20 million pound offer for van Persie, who has just one year left on his Arsenal contract.  The champions also lead the chase to prise Sunderland star Stephane Sessegnon, 27, away from the Stadium of Light.
 
The loan switch of Fabio da Silva, 21, to Benfica has hit a snag with QPR keen to step in and land the Manchester United defender.
 
Chelsea are set to sign Netherlands international defender Gregory van der Wiel, 24, from Ajax for 8 million pounds.
 
Spurs have had a 14 million pound bid for International striker Leandro Damiao, 22, rejected as Harry Redknapp steps up his efforts to strenghten hos forward line. Harry Redknapp is known for his bargain buys in the transfer market and could add to his list of shrewd purchases by bringing in Steven Fletcher and Matt Jarvis from Wolves. The relegated Midlands giant will struggle to hold on to its players after going down.
 
Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has told the club they should sign French international Yann M’Vila, 21, if they want to keep skipper Robin van Persie. Nicklas Bendtner has confirmed that he is in talks about a move away from the Emirates this summer. He is believed to be part of a group alongside Denilson, Sebastian Squillaci and Johan Djourou that Wenger is keen to offload as he looks to reshape his squad this summer.
 
To Europe now, and the tussle continues for Eden Hazard with latest reports suggesting he has chosen to sign for Chelsea according to French sports daily L’Equipe. The story of where the Lille forward will end up has contained many twists and turns, with the only thing certain being that Hazard will ply his trade in the Premier League. Premier League and Juventus target Edinson Cavani has hinted he wants to stay with Napoli. The clinical Uruguayan striker has reportedly attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Juve, following a season in which the 25-year old hit man helped Napoli lift the Coppa Italia, their first piece of silverware in 22 years.
 
QPR manager Mark Hughes will have the final say on whether Joey Barton has a future at Loftus Road after he was suspended for 12-match suspension.
 
Reading are interested in Houston Dynamo defender Geoff Cameron. The 26-year old is being chased by all three promoted sides, according to MLS expert Joe Prince. He has made 111 appearances for Dynamo and was selected in the MLS All-Star team to face Manchester United in 2011.
 
Lee Chong-yong has not decided on his future at Bolton but reassured the club that it is not a priority at this moment in time. The 24-year old, who was sidelined for most of the season with a broken leg, is seen by Trotters boss Owen Coyle as a key figure in their bid to return to the top tier of English football.
 
Wigan midfielder Mohamed Diame will hold talks with a number of Premier League clubs over a potential move in the coming weeks. It is believed Diame has been allowed to leave the Senegal squad to hold talks with several top-flight clubs.
 
And finally in managerial news, Chelsea’s Champions League-winning caretaker boss Roberto Di Matteo is the new front-runner to take over as Aston Villa manager. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is determined to tempt Pep Guardiola to West London, but his plans could be scuppered by interest from Manchester United as a long-term successor for Sir Alex Ferguson. West Brom are reportedly ready to make an approach for to Birmingham for Chris Hughton in the next 48 hours.

Well that wraps it up for Mondays edition, hope to see ye all again tomorrow and dont work too hard. If any of ye are on Twitter do feel free to follow me @JamesObrien45

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