Live Coverage: Transfer Talk - August 14

PSG striker Ezequiel Lavezzi celebrates a goal against Nantes on August 25, 2013
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Sports Mole brings you updates throughout the day of the latest transfer news and speculation doing the rounds.

Welcome to Sports Mole's live transfer blog on Thursday, August 14.

The focus may have switched to the start of the Premier League season this weekend, but clubs are still working hard to get their transfer business concluded.

Here, you can keep up to date with the latest news and speculation as it emerges throughout the day.


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8.59amMorning all! There are 18 days left before the summer transfer window slams shut. So, what will today bring?


9.18amLet's turn our attention to someone who has been widely linked with a move to Manchester United for some time. Can you guess who it is? Yes, Arturo Vidal. Recent reports have suggested that Javier Hernandez could be used in a player plus £40m cash deal. Today, the Mexican's agent has refused to confirm or deny the speculation, but promises that developments will be made clear soon.

9.46amEverton may have only just sealed the signature of Christian Atsu from Chelsea on a season-long loan, but suggestions of a permanent deal have already come to the surface. However, manager Roberto Martinez has told reporters in today's press conference that he is not considering a long-term stay for the winger.

10.10amIt seemed to be clear that Loic Remy would be leaving Queens Park Rangers this summer, but after his failed move to Liverpool it seems that the Frenchman could be staying put. Harry Redknapp told reporters in today's press conference that he does not want to sell the forward, who spent last season on loan at Newcastle United.

10.33amSticking with Queens Park Rangers and manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed that Adel Taarabt wants to leave Loftus Road. The midfielder spent six months on loan at AC Milan last season.

11.43amBREAKING NEWS! Swansea City confirm that both Chico Flores and Pablo Hernandez have left to join clubs in Qatar. Get the details here.

11.54amLiverpool have been very busy in the transfer window this summer, but could another signing be on the cards? The Reds are said to be hunting for a new striker following the departure of Luis Suarez, and rumours suggest that Ezequiel Lavezzi could be the man to replace him. Reports have emerged today claiming that the Argentine has rejected a new deal from Paris Saint-German, leaving Liverpool in pole position to seal his signature.

11.59amThat's all from me this morning, so I'll hand you over to Dan Lewis, who will update you with any transfer news that filters through within the next few hours.

12.14pmThanks Danielle! I'll start my three-hour stint this afternoon by bringing you a bombshell from Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has today hinted that he will retire from football in two years' time. The Swedish striker, who is linked with an array of clubs during every transfer window, has enjoyed a hugely successful career to date, but says he does not see himself playing beyond the age of 34.

12.34pmBREAKING NEWS! Sunderland have confirmed the signing of Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Will Buckley on a three-year deal. More to follow.

12.42pmMore on that story now regarding Will Buckley's move to Sunderland. The winger joins the Black Cats on a three-year deal for a sum in the region of £2.5m. Click here to read the story in full.

Brighton & Hove Albion's Will Buckley during a friendly on July 31, 2014© Getty Images


1.03pmAs ever, Sports Mole has rounded up all the day's latest transfer goings on with our 1pm Transfer Talk Update - including potential moves for Sergio Romero, Loic Remy and Ezequiel Lavezzi.

1.23pmCardiff City are said to be closing in on Norwich City winger Anthony Pilkington this afternoon. The 26-year-old is undergoing a medical in South Wales ahead of a move to the Bluebirds, according to reports.

1.37pmReports emerged on Tuesday regarding a £12m bid from Southampton for Hull City striker Shane Long. Steve Bruce has confirmed that an offer has been made, and says that it was simply 'too good to turn down'.

3.00pmThat is all from me this afternoon, folks. I'll now hand proceedings back over to Danielle Joynson who will be with you for the next four hours.

3.36pmThanks Dan! Hello again everyone! Right, let's turn our attention to Tottenham Hotspur now. New manager Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking to the media today and has refused to be drawn on reports that the club are interested in signing Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. The Frenchman is said to be keen on leaving St Mary's for White Hart Lane this summer.

3.44pmSticking with Spurs and striker Harry Kane has signed a new five-year deal at White Hart Lane.

3.48pmBREAKING NEWS! Southampton confirm the signing of striker Shane Long from Hull City on a four-year deal. More here.

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4.23pmLiverpool have been bringing new stars in, but it appears that they have bid farewell to one of their players. Martin Kelly has confirmed on Twitter that he is joining fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace.

5.26pmDONE DEAL! Southampton have made their second signing of the day in the form of Romanian defender Florin Gardos. The centre-back has signed a long-term deal at the club. Shane Long moved to St Mary's earlier this afternoon from Hull City.

5.54pmDONE DEAL! It's all happening tonight! Crystal Palace have confirmed that Martin Kelly has joined the club from Liverpool on a three-year deal. More here.

6.32pmDONE DEAL! Manchester City fans, this one is for you. Javi Garcia has left the club after two years at the Etihad Stadium. The Spaniard has joined Zenit St Petersburg for a reported £12m.

7.03pmRight, that's me done for the day and I shall hand you over to Shane Callaghan. I'll leave you with our 7pm transfer roundup, which can be found here.

7.19pmThank you Danielle. Good evening folks. I'll kick off my stint by bringing you the news that Giuseppe Rossi will NOT be joining Liverpool, according to the striker's agent. Click here for more.

8.15pmMoving on to Swansea City now and Garry Monk reveals that he is close to sealing his sixth signing of the summer. Click here to find out who!

8.35pmFrom one Argentine to the other, and Nigel Pearson confirms that Leicester City are still keen on signing Esteban Cambiasso this summer. Click here for more on this one.

9.29pmBREAKING: Tony Pulis leaves Crystal Palace through mutual consent. Click here for more.

9.50pmPalace fans won't be smiling tonight, but Man City's support will be! Fan Favourite Sergio Aguero has inked a five-year contract at Eastlands. Click here for our full story.

10.40pmHaving played just 29 times in some four years, the agent of Anders Lindegaard suggests that his client is fed up with being the back-up option at Old Trafford. Click here for more.

11.00pmAnyways, that's all from me tonight my friends. I'll leave you in the very capable hands of Phil Archbold now, who will take you straight through until 2am. Stay classy....

11.32pmDONE DEAL! We'll kick off with a bang, folks. West Ham United have made their seventh summer signing in the form of FC Metz striker Diafra Sakho!

11.54pmLiverpool are said to be readying a new contract for Raheem Sterling, as Real Madrid continue to sniff around the 19-year-old England international.

12.24amWith Thomas Vermaelen on his way to Barcelona, Arsenal were rumoured to be considering a move for Schalke centre-half Benedikt Howedes, and the Germany international has revealed his desire to ply his trade abroad one day.

12.42amWith Danny Welbeck on Hull City's radar, ex-Tiger Shane Long has admitted that even he was surprised to find himself the subject of a £12.5m bid from Southampton.

1.04amLet's take a look at goings-on in the Championship, shall we? Leeds United have staged quite the recruitment drive this summer, but manager David Hockaday has refused to be drawn on speculation linking his club with a move for Rotherham striker Kieran Agard.

2.01amThat's it for today ladies and gents, but we'll be back at 9am with all the latest transfer news and gossip on the eve of the new Premier League season!

A dejected Danny Gabbidon of Crystal Palace during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Newcastle United and Selhurst Park on December 21, 2013
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