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Sports Mole rounds up the day's transfer headlines after some of the biggest deals of the summer window went through.

The summer transfer window has now been open for two weeks and today was the day that one of the biggest transfers was finally confirmed. Below, Sports Mole rounds up all of today's news and gossip.

Tuesday evening's headlines:

Manchester City confirm Raheem Sterling signing
Manchester City confirm the signing of Raheem Sterling from Liverpool on a five-year deal. Read more.

Robin van Persie completes Fenerbahce move
Manchester United's Dutch striker Robin van Persie finalises his move to Turkish side Fenerbahce. Read more.

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood expecting Christian Benteke stay
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood believes that striker Christian Benteke will still be at the club next season. Read more.

Report: Manchester United target Nicolas Otamendi preparing strike action
A report in Spain claims that Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi is preparing to go on strike to push through a switch to Manchester United. Read more.

Report: West Ham United bid for Javier Hernandez
West Ham United bid £9m for Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez, according to a report. Read more.

Arsenal to swoop for Real Madrid frontman Karim Benzema?
Arsenal will make an offer for Karim Benzema if the striker struggles for first-team football under new Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez, according to a report. Read more.

Carl Jenkinson returns to West Ham United on loan
Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson signs a new season-long loan deal with West Ham. Read more.

Manchester City eye move for James McCarthy?
Manchester City are planning to bring James McCarthy to the Etihad this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Demarai Gray signs new Birmingham City contract
Sought-after teenager Demarai Gray signs a new three-year contract with Birmingham City. Read more.

Allan Nyom becomes latest Watford signing
Watford continue their summer recruitment with the signing of Cameroonian right-back Allan Nyom from Udinese. Read more.

Luis Enrique wants Pedro to stay at Barcelona
Luis Enrique says that he doesn't want Pedro to leave Barcelona, despite a reduction in his release clause. Read more.

Former Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi joins Reading
Former Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi joins Reading on a two-year deal. Read more.

Reported Arsenal target William Carvalho suffers leg fracture
William Carvalho, who is reportedly a transfer target of Arsenal, will spend the next 12 weeks out of action with tibia fracture. Read more.

Manchester United's Victor Valdes "working hard for this season"
Despite his omission from the club's pre-season tour, Victor Valdes indicates that he is preparing for the season ahead with Manchester United. Read more.

Leeds United loan Tom Adeyemi from Cardiff City
Leeds United sign Cardiff City midfielder Tom Adeyemi on a season-long loan deal. Read more.

Agent: 'Ezequiel Lavezzi wants Napoli return'
Ezequiel Lavezzi's agent says that the Argentine international wants to move to Italy this summer. Read more.

Report: West Bromwich Albion give up on signing Queens Park Rangers' Steven Caulker
West Bromwich Albion reportedly decide against making a bid for Queens Park Rangers centre-back Steven Caulker. Read more.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes not expecting to sign Victor Moses
Stoke boss Mark Hughes concedes that winger Victor Moses is unlikely to return to the club this summer. Read more.

Napoli "evaluating" Eduardo Vargas offers
Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli says that the Serie A club is considering a number of offers for striker Eduardo Vargas. Read more.

Arsene Wenger hints at new signings
Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal will only sign players who can strengthen their squad this summer. Read more.

Roberto Martinez: 'Aiden McGeady not leaving Everton'
Everton boss Roberto Martinez insists that he is not looking to sell winger Aiden McGeady. Read more.

Wigan Athletic sign Will Grigg from Brentford
Northern Ireland international Will Grigg joins Wigan Athletic from Brentford for an undisclosed fee. Read more.

Shamrock Rovers sign Damien Duff
Former Chelsea and Newcastle United winger Damien Duff signs an 18-month contract with Shamrock Rovers. Read more.

Les Ferdinand: 'Queens Park Rangers won't drop asking prices'
Queens Park Rangers director of football Les Ferdinand confirms that the club will not be looking to reduce asking prices for their key players. Read more.

Swansea City boss Garry Monk: 'Michu not in my plans'
Garry Monk admits that Spanish playmaker Michu has played his last game in a Swansea City shirt. Read more.

Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman has no plans to sell Michail Antonio
Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman insists that the club are not looking to sell Michail Antonio. Read more.

Mateo Kovacic in talks with Bayer Leverkusen?
Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic holds talks with Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen, according to a report. Read more.

Schalke 04 admit Xherdan Shaqiri interest
Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt reveals that the club is considering a move for Inter Milan forward Xherdan Shaqiri. Read more.

Lyle Taylor makes AFC Wimbledon switch
AFC Wimbledon bring in striker Lyle Taylor from Scunthorpe United. Read more.

Danilo Barbosa close to Valencia switch?
Brazilian midfielder Danilo Barbosa is close to joining Spanish outfit Valencia, according to a report. Read more.

Michael Jacobs: I've held "positive" talks with Kenny Jackett
Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Michael Jacobs reveals that he has held "positive" talks with head coach Kenny Jackett ahead of the new season. Read more.

Seydou Keita extends Roma stay
Roma confirm that midfielder Seydou Keita pens a new one-year deal with the club. Read more.

Real Sociedad agree Diego Reyes loan
Real Sociedad agree a deal with Porto to sign Mexican defender Diego Reyes on a season-long loan. Read more.

AC Milan line up bid for Aymen Abdennour?
Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour is a transfer target of Italian giants AC Milan, according to a report. Read more.

Kenny Jackett: 'Bjorn Sigurdarson, Georg Margreitter can leave'
Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach Kenny Jackett reveals that Bjorn Sigurdarson and Georg Margreitter do not feature in his plans for the upcoming season. Read more.

Ryan Bird joins Yeovil Town
Former Cambridge United striker Ryan Bird signs a two-year contract with Yeovil Town. Read more.

Ex-Millwall midfielder Martyn Woolford joins Sheffield United
Sheffield United complete their first signing of the summer by adding free agent Martyn Woolford on a two-year contract. Read more.

Report: Diego Llorente bound for Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano are close to securing the loan services of Real Madrid's young defender Diego Llorente. Read more.

Scott Boden completes move to Newport County
Newport County complete the signing of former Halifax Town striker Scott Boden. Read more.

Bailey Wright pens new Preston North End deal
Preston North End midfielder Bailey Wright pens a new deal with the Championship club until 2017. Read more.

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18Fulham26411112132-1123
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2638152055-3517
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