8am Transfer Talk Update: Ron Vlaar, Carlos Sanchez, Federico Fernandez

Ron Vlaar of Aston Villa runs with the ball during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Parma at Villa Park on August 9, 2014
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As the transfer window continues to produce big signings and speculation, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news and rumours.

With transfer news and speculation intensifying, Sports Mole has selected the latest stories emerging from the world of football.

Friday morning's headlines:

Ronald Koeman 'really wants' Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that he would "really like" for Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar to join him at St Mary's.

Paul Lambert not ruling out a move for Carlos Sanchez
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is not ruling out a move for Elche midfielder Carlos Sanchez.

Giuseppe Rossi agent rules out Liverpool switch
The agent of Fiorentina hitman Giuseppe Rossi has moved to rule out the prospect of his client joining Liverpool this summer.

Report: Nottingham Forest eyeing Nick Powell loan
Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce is reportedly plotting a loan move for Manchester United starlet Nick Powell.

Garry Monk confirms Federico Fernandez deal
Swansea City boss Garry Monk has confirmed that he has agreed a fee with Napoli to sign defender Federico Fernandez this summer.

Nigel Pearson reiterates Esteban Cambiasso ambition
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has reiterated an ambition to sign Inter Milan legend Esteban Cambiasso before the transfer window closes.

Anders Lindegaard agent talks up United exit
The agent of Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has revealed that his client is open to a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

West Ham United seal FC Metz striker Diafra Sakho in £4.5 deal
West Ham United have made their seventh signing of the summer, bringing in Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho from French club FC Metz.

Liverpool to offer Raheem Sterling new deal to fend off interest from Spain?
Liverpool are reportedly ready to offer Raheem Sterling an improved contract in order to fend off Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes reveals desire to try a different league
Reported Arsenal transfer target Benedikt Howedes has admitted that he would be interested in a move abroad in the future.

Leeds manager David Hockaday refuses to discuss move for Rotherham's Kieran Agard
Leeds United manager David Hockaday has refused to be drawn on speculation linking the Whites with Rotherham United forward Kieran Agard.

Paul Lambert expecting to keep Ron Vlaar at Villa Park
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is confident that he can retain the services of defender Ron Vlaar beyond the summer.

Nicklas Bendtner poised to complete Wolfsburg move
The agent of Nicklas Bendtner has revealed that his client is in negotiations with Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg.

Derby County's Jamie Ward signs a new two-year contract
Derby County forward Jamie Ward has signed a new two-year contract at the club.

Hamburg's midfielder Robert Tesche plays the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match 1.FC Cologne vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Cologne on February 12, 2012
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