7pm Transfer Talk Update: Jermain Defoe, Roberto Soldado, Adel Taarabt

7pm Transfer Talk Update: Defoe, Soldado, Taarabt
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Sports Mole looks at the latest news and gossip from the summer transfer window.

Following another busy day in the summer transfer window, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news and gossip.

Monday evening's headlines:

West Bromwich Albion keen on Jermain Defoe?
Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe emerges as a reported target of fellow Premier League side West Bromwich Albion.

Tottenham Hotspur complete Roberto Soldado capture
Tottenham Hotspur announce the club-record signing of Spanish striker Roberto Soldado from Valencia.

Report: Adel Taarabt close to Fulham move
A report claims that Queens Park Rangers midfielder Adel Taarabt will join Fulham on loan.

Darren Fletcher 'worried' by Wayne Rooney speculation
Darren Fletcher admits that he is worried over reports that Wayne Rooney is ready to leave Manchester United.

Andre-Pierre Gignac quells Newcastle United reports
Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac insists that he will not leave the club this summer.

Napoli target Martin Skrtel?
A report claims that Napoli are preparing an offer for Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel.

Nico Yennaris, Ignasi Miquel to join Leicester City on loan?
Arsenal duo Nico Yennaris and Ignasi Miquel are reportedly close to joining Leicester City on loan.

Thomas Ince remains committed to Blackpool
Thomas Ince insists that he will remain fully committed to Blackpool as long as he remains at the club.

Gerard Pique: 'Cesc Fabregas staying at Barcelona'
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique joins a growing list of people who insist that Cesc Fabregas will remain with the club.

Cardiff City want Tom Huddlestone?
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tom Huddlestone is reportedly the subject of interest from newly-promoted Premier League club Cardiff City.

Freiburg: 'No Arsenal offer for Matthias Ginter'
Freiburg deny claims that Arsenal have offered £6.1m for defensive starlet Matthias Ginter, insisting that the German youth international is not for sale.

Report: European clubs eye David Bentley
A report claims that Espanyol and FC Utrecht have emerged as the favourites to sign former Tottenham Hotspur winger David Bentley this summer.

Report: Al Nasr improve Peter Odemwingie offer
A report claims that Al Nasr have increased their offer for West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie to £1.5m.

Joe Ledley waiting on Celtic offer
Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley admits that he is keen to resolve his future with the club.

Agent: 'Billy Sharp keen to leave Southampton'
Billy Sharp's agent claims that the striker is keen to leave Southampton in search of first-team football.

Mikel Arteta certain of additions
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is confident that the Gunners will strengthen their squad this summer.

Report: Gary O'Neil close to Queens Park Rangers move
A report claims that former West Ham United midfielder Gary O'Neil will join Queens Park Rangers in the next 24 hours.

Erik Lamela opens Roma contract talks
Roma begin contract talks with Argentine starlet Erik Lamela in an effort to fend off reported interest from Tottenham Hotspur.

AC Milan defend Adem Ljajic bid
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani insists that the club have done nothing wrong by bidding around £6m for Fiorentina midfielder Adem Ljajic.

Bayern Munich chairman rules out further signings
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists that there will be no further signings at the Allianz Arena this summer.

Dan Gosling unsure of Newcastle United future
Newcastle United midfielder Dan Gosling admits that he does not know if he will stay with the club this season.

Dougie Freedman desperate to bring Jay Spearing back to Bolton Wanderers
Bolton Wanderers manager Dougie Freedman confirms that the club are doing their "very best" to bring back Jay Spearing.

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