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Live Coverage: Transfer Talk - July 13

Sports Mole provides updates of all the latest transfer news as it emerges throughout the day.
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Welcome to Sports Mole's live transfer blog on Monday, July 13.

It's been a busy few days in the summer transfer market, with Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City being particularly active.

With the new season fast approaching, clubs up and down the country, as well as abroad, are working behind the scenes to get deals over the line.

Any new developments will be brought to you as they happen throughout the day.


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Good morning everyone! I'm sure you've noticed that things are starting to hot up in the transfer market. Manchester United dominated the headlines over the weekend by confirming the arrivals of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Matteo Darmian. Widespread reports have claimed that Morgan Schneiderlin will be the next player through the entrance doors at Old Trafford. After signing Memphis Depay, United went quiet on the transfer front, but they now seem to be kicking into gear! Will there be more to come? Watch this space.

United's not-so-friendly neighbours Manchester City are closing in on a big signing of their own. It's no secret that the former Premier League champions have been trying to lure Raheem Sterling to the Etihad from Liverpool. After two failed bids, it appears that manager Manuel Pellegrini has almost got his man. The two clubs reportedly agreed a £49m fee on Sunday and the 20-year-old England international is due to undergo a medical today.

Let's move down to London and bring you some potential transfer news involving West Ham United. According to reports in Italy, the agent of Roma striker Mattia Destro is due to hold talks with the Premier League club regarding a loan deal that could eventually become permanent.

Fancy catching up with all of the transfer stories that emerged overnight? Of course you do! We've gathered them all on our 8am transfer talk update. Paul Pogba, Alexandre Lacazette and Angel di Maria are among the names featured.

Over the weekend, it was announced that Robin van Persie is closing in on a move to Fenerbahce. The Dutchman touched down in Turkey on Sunday to a large crowd of excited Fenerbahce supporters. Ahead of his move, former Manchester United teammate Rio Ferdinand had some kind words for the striker, who he says took Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement the hardest in 2013. Read Ferdinand's tribute here.

Robin van Persie leaves the pitch after Manchester United defeat Arsenal 1-0 on November 10, 2013.© Getty ImagesRobin van Persie leaves the pitch after Manchester United defeat Arsenal 1-0 on November 10, 2013.© Getty Images


Yaya Sanogo has struggled to make an impact during his two years with Arsenal, and it appears that the striker could be on the move this summer. According to reports in the Netherlands, the 22-year-old will spend the new season on loan at Ajax.

More now on Bastian Schweinsteiger's impeding move to Manchester United. The midfielder's current manager at Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola, has revealed that it was Schweinsteiger who decided to leave the Allianz Arena this summer.

Some interesting news emerging from Italy now involving Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Fiorentina reportedly want to take the young midfielder on loan for the season if they fail with another loan bid for Mohamed Salah. More here.

Raheem Sterling's proposed move to Manchester City has been making the headlines over the weekend and we've now heard from his manager at Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers. The Reds chief has insisted that his relationship with the England man has not been affected by his situation at Anfield.

Newcastle United made their first signing of the summer over the weekend in the form of Georginio Wijnaldum. Could the Magpies could be about to add another player to their ranks? According to reports in Italy, Steve McClaren's side are in talks with Sampdoria for striker Stefano Okaka.

Some good news for Arsenal fans now. Arsene Wenger has stated that Mesut Ozil will not be leaving the club this summer, with the Gunners boss claiming that reports linking the Germany international with a move are false.

DONE DEAL! Stoke City have announced that goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has joined Chelsea on a four-year deal. More here.


We've got a story to bring you from the North West of England. According to ESPN, Liverpool youngster Jerome Sinclair has rejected a new deal at Anfield and has told the club that he wants to leave.

Right, we have a David de Gea update (sort of)! According to Sky Sports News, the Spaniard will fly out with the Manchester United squad to the United States this week. So, does that mean that a move to Real Madrid is not on the cards? Who knows! At the moment, the goalkeeper remains a United player.

A couple of developments to bring you now. Watford are reportedly concerned that their move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Benjamin Stambouli will fall through as he is yet to put pen to paper on a contract. Elsewhere, Sunderland are said to have agreed a £9m deal to sign Jeremain Lens from Dynamo Kiev.

Liverpool have been busy in the transfer window so far having brought six new faces into the club already. With a £49m fee expected to come their way for selling Raheem Sterling to Manchester City, could more money be spent on fresh additions? Well, manager Brendan Rodgers was asked a similar question in Thailand this afternoon and he did not give much away. Read what the Irishman had to say here.

DONE DEAL! Manchester United confirm that Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed from Bayern Munich on a three-year deal. More here.


DONE DEAL! It's all happening at Manchester United! The Premier League giants have confirmed the signing of Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton on a four-year deal. More here.


And even more news from Man United! Real Madrid target David de Gea is flying to the USA with the Red Devils for their pre-season tour. Does that mean he is staying? Time will tell, but it's a boost for United fans.

Right, a final update from United for now (promise!) Turkish side Fenerbahce have called a press conference for tomorrow, where they are expected to announce the arrival of Robin van Persie from United. The Dutchman has been undergoing a medical this morning in Istanbul, which he has passed. Incidentally, earlier today Sports Mole picked out Van Persie's top five United goals, which can be viewed here.

DONE DEAL! We've known for some time that this move was happening, but Juventus have now confirmed that Carlos Tevez has sealed a return to Boca Juniors. More here.

Is Pedro heading to Chelsea? Well, according to the Barcelona winger, he has not held talks with Jose Mourinho about a move to Stamford Bridge, despite reports to the contrary.

Barcelona's forward Pedro Rodriguez celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Cordoba CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on December 20, 2014© Getty Images


Some big news for Palace fans as Scott Dann signs a new contract at Selhurst Park. The centre-back had been linked with Everton among other clubs this summer, but he has pledged his future to the Eagles. More here.

DONE DEAL! Meanwhile, over in Italy, AC Milan goalkeeper Gabriel has agreed a loan move to Napoli.

Are there any Norwich supporters out there wondering what is happening at their club in terms of incomings? They've signed Youssouf Mulumbu and Graham Dorrans this summer, but that's it. Here, manager Alex Neil has explained the reasons behind the lack of activity.

BREAKING NEWS! It's not a transfer, but Leicester have confirmed the appointment of Claudio Ranieri as Nigel Pearson's replacement. The story is developing here.

Monaco's Italian coach Claudio Ranieri gestures during the French L1 football match Monaco (ASM) vs Evian TG (EVTG) on November 8, 2013© Getty Images


It appears as though Michu's Swansea City career could be over for good. The Spaniard, who spent last season on loan at Napoli, is said to be in talks with Granada over a permanent move

All the talk at the moment may surround Raheem Sterling, but there's another Englishman who has dominated a fair few column inches this summer. Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson has now reportedly signed a new contract at Arsenal, although a season-long loan move to West Ham United may still be on the cards.

DONE DEAL! Swansea City have snapped up Bradford City youngster Oliver McBurnie on a three-year deal. Speaking to his new club's official website, the 19-year-old said: "I'm really excited about getting started." Click here for more.

A huge blow for Tottenham Hotspur this evening, as it has just been revealed that Hugo Lloris could very well miss the start of the new season. The Frenchman has fractured his wrist, meaning that any proposed move away from White Hart Lane is now surely off the cards.

Hugo Lloris in action for Tottenham Hotspur on October 5, 2014© AFP


We have seen plenty of transfer activity throughout the day, including the confirmation of three huge moves at the top of the Premier League. Manchester United have brought in Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger, while Chelsea have bolstered their ranks with the addition of Asmir Begovic. What else has happened throughout the course of the day? Click here to find out in our Transfer Talk Update.

Radja Nainggolan, previously a rumoured transfer target for Manchester United and Liverpool, has committed to current club Roma by signing a new five-year deal.

Potentially bad news if you're a Watford fan - the Hornets' bid to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Benjamin Stambouli is reportedly in danger of being hijacked by Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Now for some Football League transfer news - Bradford City have signed Port Vale winger Mark Marshall on a two-year deal. The 28-year-old Jamaican reportedly turned down a new deal at Vale Park before deciding to switch to Valley Parade.

Meanwhile Swindon Town have added to their ranks with the signing of Ivorian midfielder Drissa Traore. The ex-Notts County man joins the Robins on a free transfer.

Another done deal as former Queens Park Rangers defender Coll Donaldson signs a three-year deal with Dundee United after being released by the Championship club a week ago.

Christian Nade, pictured here scoring against Arsenal, is one of four new signings just announced at Scottish Premiership club Hamilton Academical. The other three are Latvia international Antons Kurakins, Banik Most midfielder Gramoz Kurtaj, and Norwich City loanee Carlton Morris.

Christian Nade, then of Sheffield United, celebrates scoring against Arsenal on December 30, 2006.© Getty Images


DONE DEAL! And it's a big one as Italy international Stephan El Shaarawy completes a loan move from AC Milan to Monaco, with an option to buy at the end of the upcoming season.

More transfer news with regards to Tottenham Hotspur as 20-year-old midfielder Grant Ward joins Rotherham United on a six-month loan deal.

Now, how's this for audacious? Manchester United are reportedly looking to make a bid for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. He was snapped up on a free by Pep Guardiola last season, but it's not like he's deemed surplus to requirements at the Allianz Arena... still, it's been a pretty sensational transfer window so far so it's worth watching this space, that's for sure.

Republic of Ireland international and ex-Blackpool defender Darren O'Dea, who has plied his trade in Canada for Toronto and in Ukraine for Metalurh Donetsk, has signed a deal with Indian Super League outfit Mumbai City, where he will play under Nicolas Anelka.

Michu, a name on every football fan's lips two years ago following his sensational debut season for Swansea City, but now he is reportedly asking his club to be released from his contract so that he can return to Spain with either Granada or Rayo Vallecano.

Manchester United target Sergio Ramos has reportedly been offered the Real Madrid captaincy for next season. That would surely signal an end to United's hopes of signing him.

That's all for today, and it's been a busy day for Manchester United, who completed the signings of Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger. Join Sports Mole at 7am for all of Tuesday's transfer news.

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