With transfer news and speculation intensifying, Sports Mole has selected the latest stories emerging from the world of football.
Friday afternoon's headlines:
Barcelona agree Vermaelen fee?
Barcelona have reportedly agreed a fee with Arsenal for defender Thomas Vermaelen.
Man United give up on Vermaelen?
Barcelona's chances of signing Thomas Vermaelen were improved after Manchester United reportedly withdrew from the chase after failing to agree terms with Arsenal.
Poyet confident over Borini signing
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet reveals that he is confident that he will be able to sign Liverpool striker Fabio Borini before the end of the summer transfer window.
Martinez hints at McCarthy deal
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has revealed that midfielder James McCarthy could be handed a new contract in the near future.
Elokobi signs for Oldham
Oldham Athletic sign former Wolverhampton Wanderers defender George Elokobi on a one-year deal.
Swindon make double signing
Swindon Town complete the loan signings of Liverpool full-back Brad Smith and Southampton defender Jordan Turnbull.