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David Luiz jumps for joy after Brazil scored against JapanGettyImagesDavid Luiz remains heavily linked to Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.

23.57 BST: And another day of transfer activity has come to a close. Stay tuned for Wednesday's On The Move live coverage.

22.43 BST: Rangers manager Ally McCoist has confirmed his interest in Christophe Berra and Boris Pandza as he seeks to strengthen his defence ahead of the new season.

22.26 BST: We'll of course bring you a comprehensive newspaper round-up in the coming hours, but here's a sneak preview: The Daily Mail's back page yelps 'THE TARGET MEN' in reference to Chelsea setting their sights on Rooney and Lewandowski as Cavani is too expensive.

21.51 BST: Speculation is growing in Germany that Borussia Dortmund are close to agreeing a deal for St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has been linked with Newcastle.

21.33 BST: Tottenham midfielder Sandro has been speaking about the mooted arrival of Paulinho. He told Globo Esporte: "I think he has what it takes to do well here. This is a club with a great structure. It has been fighting for the top positions in the last few years and playing in European competitions. Paulinho will certainly help us become even stronger."

20.06 BST: Here's our Stoke blogger James Whittaker's reaction to their new signing from Barcelona.

20.28 BST: Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis insists striker Edinson Cavani will not leave for less than his 63 million euros release clause. He told Sky Sports News: "We have not had a direct offer from PSG. Napoli is a very rich club and we comply with financial fair play. We don't need to sell any of our players. If someone wants to buy Cavani, they must pay 63 million euros, net - not one euro less than 63 million euros. Otherwise we will be happy to keep Cavani, he has a contract until 2017."

20.00 BST: Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta is pessimistic of landing Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic. He told the club's official website: "A lot has been said about Jovetic but difficulties in our relationship [between the two clubs] has made any deal difficult. At the moment I don't think it will be possible, but a lot could happen between now and the beginning of September."

19.32 BST: AC Milan have stressed that Stephan El Shaarawy will not be leaving the club following rumours of interest from Manchester City and Chelsea.

19.00 BST - DONE DEAL: Stoke have confirmed the free-transfer signing of defender Marc Muniesa from Barcelona on a four-year deal. FULL STORY.

18.40 BST: Here's the latest on Edinson Cavani, according to Sky: Paris Saint-Germain have bid £43 million for the Napoli striker.

18.20 BST: Sunderland have seen a bid for American striker Jozy Altidore rejected by AZ Alkmaar. FULL STORY.

17.51 BST - DONE DEAL: Swansea City have completed the signing of Real Betis midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo on a three-year deal. FULL STORY.

17.40 BST: Bolton are close to signing Jermaine Beckford from Leicester, with Dougie Freedman claiming a deal has been agreed. Meanwhile, the club have signed 18-year-old Conor Wilkinson from Millwall, while defender Sam Ricketts looks to be going to Wolves.

17.24 BST: Manchester United sources have stated to ESPN that a deal for Thiago Alcantara is now "very close", as the club feel the situation has taken a positive turn over the past few days. FULL STORY.

17.12 BST: We have an update on United's pursuit of Thiago coming up on site shortly. Watch this space...

16.48 BST - DONE DEAL: Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of Stephen Dobbie from Brighton on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

16.40 BST: Blackburn striker David Goodwillie will rejoin his former club Dundee United on loan until mid-January. He moved to Ewood Park in August 2011, scoring five goals in 34 matches.

16.30 BST: Vitesse Arnhem midfielder Marco van Ginkel has held talks with Chelsea about a potential move, according to reports, with more negotiations thought to be scheduled.

15.50 BST: A small medley of deals that have gone through today: Jason Kennedy has joined Bradford from Rochdale on a free; Dervan Green has gone from Burton to Blackburn (undisclosed); Elliot Benyon has Southend from Torquay (free); Matt Sparrow, also on a free, moves from Crawley to Scunthorpe, while Dale Tonge goes from Rotherham to Torquay (free).

15.30 BST: Is winger Matt Taylor becoming disillusioned with life at West Ham United? talkSPORT think so, and suggest the 31-year-old could be a target for Newcastle United.

14.55 BST: Goalkeeping gossip from the misty, mysterious banks of the Trent: Nottingham Forest are interested in bringing in Dorus De Vries from Wolves, and are, says the Nottingham Post, holding talks with him about a free transfer.

14.35 BST: Midfielder John Eustace could move to Derby after Rams boss Nigel Clough said the 33-year-old former Watford man was training with them.

14.20 BST - DONE DEAL: Kolo Toure has completed his move to Liverpool, with the 32-year-old putting pen to paper on a two-year deal and becoming the club’s fourth signing of the summer. He told the Reds' official website: "This means a lot to me. I'm joining one of the best clubs in England."

13.49 BST: Kaka has said that he wants to stay at Real Madrid and play under his former AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti next season.

The Brazil international, 31, who has seen his influence at the Bernabeu wane in recent times, has been linked with a summer exit, with his old side Sao Paulo reportedly interested. However, he has suggested he will still be at Madrid next term, and plans to discuss his future with Ancelotti, who brought him to Milan in 2003.

13.45 BST: Sometimes, a mere handful of vastly-expensive signings can feel like a bagatelle. Billionaire Monaco owner Dmitry Rybolovlev dig into his vast resources to acquire James Rodriguez, Joao Moutinho and the prolific Radamel Falcao for an estimated &eyro;130 million, but coach Claudio Ranieri wants more.

Ranieri, who steered the principality club back to Ligue 1 after two years away, said: “I hope other players are going to come. I hope we'll have a great season."

13.08 BST - DONE DEAL: Hull have completed the signing of 31-year-old goalkeeper Allan McGregor from Turkish club Besiktas for an undisclosed fee, with the move subject to international clearance. He has signed a three-year deal and told the club’s official website: "I'm really excited to be here."

13.05 BST: News from the Championship, of both comings and goings: Bolton are close to bringing in striker Jermaine Beckford from Leicester, according to BBC Radio Manchester; Udinese defender Gabriele Angella is heading towards Watford, and out-of-contract Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz is reportedly on his way to link up with Roberto Martinez again at Everton.

12.34 BST: It must feel strange to be a Wolves fan at the moment, with back-to-back relegations having been suffered and a new era of austerity dawning in League One.

The Birmingham Mail reports that Wolves, whose Premier League survivals under Mick McCarthy must seem light years away, could lose Bakary Sako to Fulham, with talks over a move ongoing. New Wolves boss Kenny Jackett told the paper: "Fulham are genuinely interested in Sako, and now it is about negotiations between the two clubs. He's not one I thought would necessarily be with us in League One at the start."

12.28 BST: Talks between Crystal Palace and Peterborough over a move for striker Dwight Gayle are continuing, the London Evening Standard has reported.

The paper says Premier League newcomers palace could eventually land their man in a deal worth around £8.5 million, which would mean a windfall of almost £1 million for his former club Dagenham and Redbridge.

Gayle, who joined Peterborough from the Daggers for £500,000 in January, scored 13 goals in 29 but was unable to prevent Darren Ferguson’s side from being relegated after a last-day draw... at Palace.

12.23 BST - DONE DEAL: Walsall are suffering something of an exodus of attackers, with the latest to leave being winger Jamie Paterson, who has moved to Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal.

12.15 BST: Sunderland are in advanced talks with AZ Alkmaar’s US international striker Jozy Altidore, ESPN has been told. Altidore scored 23 goals last season, generating interest from a number of clubs in England, Germany and Italy, including Lazio.

12.00 BST: It seems as though the mooted £1 million Wigan move for Newcastle midfielder James Perch could be finalised later this week. The Newcastle Chronicle says he is heading for talks with the Championship club.

11.45 BST: You know how people often talk about signings being “the final piece of the jigsaw”? Well, here’s Miguel Delaney to explain why that theory doesn’t always work.

11.40 BST - UNDONE DEAL?: Younes Belhanda has had second thoughts about a move to Dynamo Kiev and no longer wants to join the Ukrainian giants, L'Equipe has reported.

A picture was published of Belhanda, 23, standing alongside fellow new arrivals Dieumerci Mbokani and Jeremain Lens on the pitch, while Dynamo's official website featured a quote from him. However, France's main sports daily claimS he has had a change of heart and that some sources insisted he had signed only a pre-contract agreement. Others, though, have said a legally-binding deal has been struck.

11.30 BST - DONE DEAL: Spanish side Celta Vigo have boosted their attacking options by signing forward Nolito from Benfica. New Celta coach Luis Enrique signed the 26-year-old on a four-year contract after first working with the striker during their time together at Barcelona.

11.20 BST: Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has told the South Wales Evening Post that his club are in negotiations with Liverpool over the potential signing of England Under-21 international midfielder Jonjo Shelvey. "There is an interest there, and we are talking to Liverpool," he said.

11.15 BST - DONE DEAL: Burnley have signed 18-year-old goalkeeper Daniel Nizicon, formerly of Sydney FC, on a two-year deal subject to international clearance.

11.00 BST: Another busy manager so far has been Paul Lambert, with the Villa boss not a man to rest on his laurels after last season eventually brought both survival and improvement. Lambert has already made a clutch of signings, and the Birmingham Mail suggests that another one – Belgian winger Nacer Chadli, of FC Twente, could soon follow.

10.55 BST: And so the summer of ins and outs at Loftus Road continues following QPR’s expensive disaster of a season last time out. In January, in came Christopher Samba from Anzhi Makhachkala for about £12 million. In July, out goes Christopher Samba to Anzhi Makhachkala for about £12 million, according to Sky Sports.

10.45 BST: Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale, a target for Real Madrid, has spoken of his admiration for Spanish football in an interview with Esquire magazine.

Bale, 23, was named as both the PFA and Football Writers' Association's Player of the Year in May after a season in which he scored 21 Premier League goals. However, the Wales international’s match-winning feats were not enough to seal a top-four place for Spurs, leading to speculation that he could leave the North London club - with Real president Florentino Perez an admirer.

10.30 BST: Roberto Martinez and striker Arouna Kone could be set for a reunion at Everton, current Latics boss Owen Coyle has indicated. He told Radio Five Live: "I'm led to believe through his representative that Everton is the club he wants to join."

10.30 BST - DONE DEAL:Stoke midfielder Dean Whitehead has moved to Championship Middlesbrough after his release by the Potters. He joins one of the few teams in the country to have had as bad a second half to last season as Stoke on a two-year deal.

10.15 BST: Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio is a busy man at the moment, freshening up the Stadium of Light squad left, right and centre. The Sunderland Echo says he is close to tying up a deal for Arsenal ‘keeper Vito Mannone, with a fee having been agreed. Last month, the Black Cats sold goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to Liverpool.

09.45 BST: Liverpool again - they will receive around £4 million if Cardiff and Swansea target Tom Ince leaves Blackpool in the summer because of a sell-on clause in his contract, the Daily Mirror says.

The Reds will reap the rewards of the 50% clause if Ince, 21, who left Anfield to join the Tangerines in 2011, moves on. The England Under-21 international caught the eye with his impressive displays last season.

09.35 BST: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is not targeting PSG central defender Mamadou Sakho despite reports in France that he is on the Anfield wanted list, the Liverpool Echo has said.

With Rodgers looking to add to his central defensive options following the retirement of one-club stalwart Jamie Carragher – he has already signed Kolo Toure – France international Sakho has been touted as a new arrival.

He said he was “flattered” by talk of interest from the Merseysiders, but the Echo says Liverpool’s interest lies elsewhere and that Rodgers also appears to have scaled back his interest in his former Swansea player Ashley Williams.

09.10 BST: Reims have completed the signing of Israel international striker Eliran Atar from Maccabi Tel Aviv, for whom he scored 53 goals in 95 games.

"We are delighted to sign Eliran. He is a star in his country," Reims president Jean-Pierre Caillot told the club's official website. "This is a new country and a new culture, but there is no reason why he cannot adapt to our team and our league."

09.00 BST: Former United assistant Mike Phelan believes the only reason Wayne Rooney would want to leave Old Trafford is if he feels the need for a fresh challenge.

Rooney - as he probably will be throughout the summer, whatever is said - has been linked with potential moves to Arsenal and Chelsea, but Phelan told BBC Radio Five Live: "Wayne is at the greatest club you can be at. Why would you want to jeopardise that, unless you want a fresh challenge and you feel that challenge isn't being met at Manchester United?

"Every player is entitled to express a desire to want to move on. Any player can do that at any time.”

08.55 BST: Manchester United and Napoli target Kevin Strootman will remain with PSV Eindhoven for another season, the club’s sporting director, Marcel Brands, has told De Telegraaf.

Brands said: "We do not want to lose Strootman this summer. He knows that he will stay at PSV for another season." PSV have already sold Erik Pieters to Stoke and Dries Mertens to Napoli, while Ola Toivonen is in talks about a move to Norwich.

08.53 BST: Speculation linking Republic of Ireland and former Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne with a move to Championship Derby is wide of the mark, according to sources in the Midlands.

08.50 BST: Former England goalkeeper Scott Carson is on his way to Wigan Athletic from Turkish club Bursaspor, according to the Wigan Evening Post.

New manager Owen Coyle is reshaping the Latics squad in the wake of relegation from the Premier League, and needs early-season reinforcements, with Ali Al Habsi likely to miss the start of the season after surgery on his shoulder.

Meanwhile, new arrival Thomas Rogne – the Norwegian defender moved to the DW from Celtic – is full of the joys of spring about the season ahead, saying he’s looking forward to the start of an “exciting chapter”.

08.45 BST: Borussia Dortmund chief Aki Watzke has told Bild the Champions league runners-up “can invest about €50 million in the team” and are looking to bring in "two or three" attacking players.

The first of those, the paper says, could be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Dortmund officials reported to be in France to negotiate the terms of a transfer with his club, St Etienne.

08.35 BST: And another Italian update: this time, Sky Italia are reporting that Fiorentina have completed a deal to bring Bayern striker Mario Gomez to the club.

It says the deal, thought to be close yesterday, has been wrapped up – the striker will cost the Serie A club €18 million and has signed a four-year deal. No club confirmation as yet, though.

08.30 BST: Some early morning reports and rumours from Spain, where the strongest transfer link of the day so far sees many media outlets suggesting that Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic is on his way to Real Madrid.

Mudo Deportivo believes QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar is on Barcelona’s radar, while Atletico Madrid are in the market for Fiorentina attacker Adem Ljajec, according to AS. But Borussia Monchengladbach ‘keeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen, who has also been linked with Barcelona, isn’t going anywhere, according to his club.

08.15 BST: Liverpool fans won’t be overcome with delight to hear that Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu has urged his midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan not to join them. They’re not good enough for him, apparently.

Mkhitaryan has been linked with a £25 million move to Anfield throughout the summer, but Lucescu believes he could do better than that. "It is his decision, his desire, but there is still time for him to change his mind because I think he is making a big mistake," the Daily Mirror quoted Lucescu as saying.

"I can understand the urge to leave if he has a chance to go to a club that surpasses Shakhtar, like Barcelona or Real Madrid, but not many clubs are beyond our level - not clubs like Liverpool or Tottenham. We are a strong club with 50,000 passionate supporters every week, and every year we are fighting for the league, the cups and the Champions League."

06.53 BST: Tottenham are ready to add to their capture of Brazilian Paulinho by signing Spain international Roberto Soldado. The Daily Star reports that the Londoners are set to splash £17 million on the Valencia striker.

06.41 BST: Sao Paulo midfielder Wellington is being chased by Inter Milan, Sky Sports Italia says. It claims the Serie A outfit have offered €5 million, but that his club are holding out for more than double that.

05.34 BST: Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey could be on his way out of Anfield. According to The Sun, the England international is wanted by Swansea and Crystal Palace.

04.48 BST: Former Fulham defender Carlos Bocanegra has joined Chivas USA on a free after being released from his Rangers contract at the weekend.

04.05 BST – DONE DEAL: Celta Vigo have signed Benfica striker Nolito on a four-year deal. The 26-year-old said: "The goal for the club is to maintain top-flight status."

Chelsea defender David Luiz is in high demand after his Confederations Cup heroics with Brazil, according to the Daily Mirror and the Daily Mail. The 26-year-old was outstanding at the back against Spain in the final, his sliding goal-line clearance denying Pedro and earning him admiring glances from Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. However, it looks as though Bayern - led by Pep Guardiola, a long-time fan of Luiz - are in prime position to secure his signature, with the Bundesliga champions reportedly ready to launch a £35 million bid.

Meanwhile, both the Daily Mail and The Telegraph are reporting that the Blues are waiting to make their move for Wayne Rooney. The unsettled Manchester United striker is set to hold talks with new Old Trafford manager David Moyes this week, and depending on the outcome, the Europa League winners are ready to pounce. However, Arsenal are also interested in bringing the England international to London.

Talking of Arsenal and Chelsea, their former striker Nicolas Anelka could be about to return to the Premier League. The Sun claims West Bromwich Albion are ready to sign the 34-year-old, who has just finished a six-month spell with Juventus, with head coach Steve Clark identifying the France international as the man to lead his attack next season.

And finally, big-money Queens Park Rangers signing Chris Samba looks to be on his way back to where he joined from – Russian Premier League club Anzhi Makhachkala. According to The Sun, QPR will recoup the £12 million they spent on the former Blackburn Rovers defender, while at the same time losing his £100,000-a-week salary from the wage bill.

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