Transfer news LIVE: Kolarov staying at City

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Manchester City are refusing to let Aleksandar Kolarov leave the club.APManchester City are refusing to let Aleksandar Kolarov leave the club.

22.55 BST: Danny Graham has left Sunderland's pre-season training camp as a loan move to Hull City gathers pace.

22.10 BST: Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is prioritising a striker in his transfer plans. He told Sky Sports News: "It's obvious, looking at our squad, that strikers is an area we are looking to strengthen. If I'm honest, we are looking worldwide in terms of making sure we get the right players."

21.42 BST: Bayern Munich have yet to receive any bids for Xherdan Shaqiri. Chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: "Nobody has called about Shaqiri. Right now there are no plans [to sell]. The coach is completely satisfied with him. I think we will go into the season with the current squad."

21.21 BST: Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea will not sell their star players this summer after speculation that Branislav Ivanovic could move on. He told Sky Sports News: "They didn't contact Chelsea. If there was any interest, it was not official. As a manager, a board, we have the responsibility of running the club, and the owner, and we are very, very clear that there is no chance that Ivanovic will leave Chelsea."

20.42 BST: Swansea have signed former Arsenal left-back Jernade Meade on a free transfer. He spent 11 years with the Gunners before being released last month.

20.01 BST: Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Hull City defender Jack Hobbs on a season-long loan.

19.42 BST: AC Milan have insisted they have received no firm offers for Kevin-Prince Boateng. Adriano Galliani told Mediaset Premium: "Boateng has never asked to move and there have been no requests for him."

19.11 BST: Felipe Melo has joined Galatasaray from Juventus for around €5 million. He cost the current Serie A champions €25 million so a massive loss.

18.53 BST: Atletico Madrid are keen to bring French midfielder Etienne Capoue to the Vicente Calderon from Toulouse and, according to Spanish daily AS, the rojiblancos are preparing a €5 million bid.

18.36 BST: Monaco midfielder Gary Coulibaly now seems destined to sign for Blackburn Rovers after talks with Sheffield Wednesday broke down.

18.03 BST: Sky Sports is reporting that Wayne Rooney has been left angry and confused after it was suggested he will play second fiddle to Robin van Persie this season and is effectively on trial.

17.32 BST DONE DEAL: PSG have completed the signing of Edinson Cavani from Napoli for a fee believed to be in the region of £55 million.

16.30 BST: Atletico Madrid have offered €5million for Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue, according to AS.

16.22 BST: Real Madrid have officially rescinded assistant Aitor Karanka's contract with the club.

16.19 BST: Sky Sports report that Ajax star Christian Eriksen has rejected an approach from Bayer Leverkusen. Holding out for Liverpool? Or someone else?

16.15 BST: Sochaux winger Ryad Boudebouz says that he would be open to the possibility of a move to Southampton, reports Sky Sports.

16.08 BST: Youngsters Ishak Belfodil and Mauro Icardi were presented at Inter Milan today. Icardi reveals why he joined the club here.

16.00 BST: Various media outlets repeating that story that Juventus' Fabio Quagliarella and now Alessandro Matri are wanted by Liverpool and Norwich City.

15.51 BST: Thiago update. He's number 6 for the new season.

15.44 BST: Besiktas' Julien Escude says match-fixing goes on in Spain and elsewhere, he also hopes to continue his career beyond this upcoming season.

15.38 BST: Ricardo Carvalho says he's not finished just yet after signing for Monaco from Real Madrid. He was also kind enough to call former boss Jose Mourinho the 'most important coach of my career.'

15.24 BST: Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has told France Football that he was contacted by PSG about their previously vacant managerial role.

15.17 BST: Bursaspor have completed the transfer of Nice defender Renato Civelli on a two-year deal according to turkish-football.com.

15.03 BST: Nice quote from Maicon, courtesy of BrazilStats.

15.00 BST: David Odonkor, 29, is set for a switch to Bangkok United, according to German media reports. Odonkor, who starred for Germany during the 2006 World Cup, only needs to pass his medical to join the Thailand outfit. After making a €6.5 million switch from Borussia Dortmund to Real Betis in 2006, Odonkor’s career – also through knee injuries – began to fall apart. He had last played forUkrainian side Howerla Uschhorod.

14.49 BST: Many sources claim that Alvaro Negredo's move from Sevilla to Manchester City for €28million could finally happen today. Watch his goals from last season here:

14.34 BST: 101GreatGoals provides an image confirming Cavani's move to Paris Saint-Germain. The press conference doesn't start for a while yet however.

14.32 BST: According to Tuttosport, Napoli will offer €30million for Gonzalo Higuain. The tug-of-war continues over the Argentina international.

14.27 BST: Some quotes from earlier by Thiago Silva: 'I will see out my contract at PSG. I saw the news that I would travel to a meeting with the president and new coach of PSG to discuss a possible transfer. That will not happen, because I will complete my contract I have with the club, as I feel as I have always done.'

14.20 BST: Former Real Madrid and Germany international Christoph Metzelder, 32, has returned to his hometown club TuS Haltern am See. Metzelder had spent the last 3 years at Schalke 04 and retired from professional football in the summer. At the weekend, Metzelder debuted in Haltern’s 4-1 defeat to Roland Beckum.

14.07 BST: DONE DEAL: Sunderland have completed the signing of Juventus midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini, on a four-year deal for a reported £8.5million fee.

14.05 BST: Highly rated French forward Valere Germain, doesn't want to leave Monaco, the 23-year-old striker says he hopes to learn from new signing Falcao at the club.

13.53 BST: Real Madrid defender Raul Albiol is expected to move to Napoli in a €12million deal, as Napoli look to start spending the money generated from selling Cavani.

13.37 BST: Marek Hamsik has said, in an interview with Gazzetta, that he's aiming for at least 15 goals this coming season. He also stated that he wants to become like Francesco Totti and Alessandro Del Piero, by staying loyal for his club for the majority of his career. So no move for Hamsik? Check out his highlights from last season below:

13.29 BST: Nacer Chadli has reportedly asked Spurs to come and sign him. The FC Twente winger has been linked to other clubs but is quoted saying: 'Shaktar and Swansea aren't clubs for me. I am waiting for Spurs.'

13.22 BST: Check out the full story on how Fabregas actually wants to stay at Barcelona HERE.

13.15 BST: It looks as though Kevin Strootman's move to Roma is very close. Last chance for Manchester United to hijack the deal. More here.

13.06 BST: Sergio Rodriguez is set to renew his contract with Real Betis for four more seasons.

12.56 BST: Hoffenheim could still end up buying Austria Vienna striker Philipp Hosiner. The negotiations had previously stalled but it appears that Hoffenheim will be able to offload Eren Derdiyok to another Bundesliga club to make way for the Austria League top scorer.

12.37 BST: Some more great quotes provided by Barcastuff.

12.06 BST: Gerald Asamoah has returned to Schalke. The club held a press-conference to announce the former Germany internationals new job as PR ambassador and leader of Schalke's reserves. Asamoah had played for Schalke from 1999 to 2010 and is a Royal Blue's legend. Meanwhile, it is reported that the Schalke board stopped the Sascha Riether deal from Fulham because it was too expensive.

12.00 BST: Happy Birthday Sergio Busquets. New buyout clause of €150million.

11.55 BST: More Fabregas news: Spanish football expert Graham Hunter has told talkSPORT this morning that Barcelona know nothing of Manchester United's reported £25million bid for Cesc Fabregas.

11.42 BST: ESPN understands that reports that Arsenal will receive 50% of the Cesc Fabregas fee, are not to be believed. FULL STORY HERE.

11.38 BST: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out making a move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. FULL STORY HERE.

11.25 BST: The Daily Express reports that Swansea are interested in Argentina international Franco Di Santo, who was released by Wigan at the end of the season. Meanwhile, The Times report that Hull will make a move for Danny Graham, who has had a poor time since joining Sunderland from Swansea last season.

11.16 BST: The Daily Star reports that Arsenal will not take up their right for first refusal on Cesc Fabregas. They also say that the club will receive 50% of any future sale of the player.

11.04 BST: Harry Redknapp tells Sky Sports News that he would let Julio Cesar (Arsenal, PSG interested) and Adel Taarabt (Hull interested) leave QPR if they wanted to. He also says a deal for Celtic striker Gary Hooper is a long way off, but the club have made an enquiry.

11.00 BST: Thiago Alcantara poses for the camera during his medical at Bayern Munich.

10.55 BST: Keisuke Honda is wanted by AC Milan. A January switch looked like it on was on the cards for the Japan international, but a summer move could still happen. FULL STORY HERE.

10.42 BST: Hannover 96 have a list of 13 injured players in pre-season right now, which could mean transfer movement from them before the season starts, as they find themselves low on numbers.

10.34 BST: Valencia's Nelson Haedo Valdez is expected to complete a €3million move to Al Jazira within the next week.

10.21 BST: Borussia Dortmund have made their last summer transfer according to reports. They are set to announce that they've signed 19-year old Ryu Seungwoo.

10.16 BST: Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Arsenal, will be continually linked with Suarez until this saga finishes.

10.07 BST: Lyon have been linked with Arsenal forward Gervinho. But a move may be a long way off yet. Roma have also been linked, which could bring about a reunion with manager Rudi Garcia, who coached the Ivorian at Lille.

09.58 BST: SC Freiburg's young centre-back Matthias Ginter won the prestigious Fritz-Walter-medal as best Under 19 player in Germany. The youngster has attracted interest from Schalke, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, and Chelsea.

09.44 BST: Young Roma defender Marquinhos is expected to sign for Paris Saint-Germain very soon. But the Brazilian's agent has been a busy man, and has revealed that Manchester United, and as previously reported, Barcelona have also been in for the youngster. If you're a little unfamiliar with Marcos, then watch some of his highlights below:

09.34 BST: Venezuela international Juan Arango, 33, tells Bild he wants to extend his contract at Borussia Moenchengladbach and that he is looking forward to playing with the new boys Max Kruse and Raffael. 'I love competition and am delighted to play with two creative colleagues. Every pro is happy when his team is being reinforced. Just like I was looking forward to Marco Reus I am looking forward to Raffa and Max.'

09.20 BST: Marseille are set to make a second offer for Guingamp's 20-year-old midfielder Gilbert Imbula, who is also being chased by Chelsea and Monaco.

09.12 BST: The Sunil Chhetri story, if you haven't heard, has finally been clarified after a lot of confusion since it broke a few days ago, with all German media outlets now reporting on the story.

Ironic reports in German media claimed Borussia Dortmund should sign the India captain to open up their market in India, thus generating a lot of revenue and gaining many fans from that section of the world.

This was picked up and the internet's snowball effect took hold as Twitter spread the fake rumour across the globe. Watch him score here:

09.00 BST: Thiago Alcantara interview on fcb.de: 'If there's a day in your life when you can be completely happy, today is one of those days. I'm thrilled to be at a massive club like Bayern Munich.'

On Pep: 'We've known each other for a long time, and he's a coach who has placed great faith in me. I'm a huge fan of the way he likes football to be played. There aren't many coaches in the world with his ability.'

'He was definitely one of the important reasons for me making the move to Munich. Munich is a spectacular city with fantastic flair and a tremendous passion for football. I'm really enthusiastic about this adventure. I hope I play plenty of games, and that we can retain the trophies from last season.'

08.52 BST: Paris Saint-Germain have a press conference scheduled for 16:00 BST, presumably to announce the signing of Edinson Cavani. FULL STORY HERE.

08.43 BST: Marca say that Daniel Carrico will finally join Sevilla on-loan from Reading today, with the potential option of making the move permanent..

08.35 BST: Die Welt in Germany has a nice quote about Bayern Munich's packed midfield: 'At first glance, Bayern's midfield looks like a crowd of tourists waiting at a gate of an overbooked flight. Everyone's got a ticket, all have the right to fly and still a few have to wait for the next one.'

The German newspaper does say that with up to 66 games for the national team players it still is a good deal. Toni Kroos says: 'In a team with such a quality a lot of very, very good players had to sit on the bench last season. Good players are always welcome, and the coach just needs to find a position for him.'

08.17 BST: Jonathan Dos Santos, of Barcelona, could be on his way to Real Sociedad to replace Asier Illarramendi. The youngster is still insistent on a loan move, but Sociedad want a permanent deal.

06.50 BST: Manchester United manager David Moyes is considering a move for his former Everton player Marouane Fellaini, according to the Guardian. FULL STORY.

05.37 BST: Chile Under-20 star Nicolas Castillo is attracting interest from Manchester United according to tribalfootball.com.

04.08 BST: The Sun is reporting West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is preparing to make a £3 million move for West Brom’s out-of-favour Graham Dorrans.

03.10 BST: Arsenal's Japan international Ryo Miyaichi could be returning to Feyenoord for a second loan spell. READ THE FULL STORY.

03.00 BST: Fabrizio Miccoli appears set to snub A-League side Melbourne Victory, with reports suggesting the controversial forward will instead join boyhood club Lecce after making a verbal agreement with Melbourne. Elsewhere in Australia, Sydney FC striker Joel Griffiths is bound for a return to the Chinese Super League.

Manchester City are hoping to hang on to defender Aleksandar Kolarov, while Roma's Marquinhos could be the latest big-money purchase from Paris Saint-Germain.

Indeed, City have reportedly told Serbian defender Aleksandar Kolarov he will not be leaving the club this summer. The Sun is reporting that the 27-year-old was a target for Serie A champions Juventus, the Italians hoping to make a quick-fire double City swoop after recently signing striker Carlos Tevez from the former Premier League champions. But perhaps once bitten, twice shy, City are refusing to let the Serbia international leave the Etihad, new manager Manuel Pellegrini refusing to weaken his defence after the expected sale of Maicon to Roma.

Roma defender Marquinhos could be about to become the next big money move to Paris Saint-Germain. The 19-year-old Brazilian youth international has been a regular rumour in the transfer market this summer, with a host of European clubs vying for his signature, including Barcelona. But according to Corriere dello Sport, Marquinhos is on the verge of a €35 million move to France after both clubs agreed to his sale. And with Napoli's Edinson Cavani expected to join the Paris club imminently, the Ligue 1 champions may have to make a double unveiling in the not too distant future.

Returning to England, Fulham are preparing to lure Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone across London to Craven Cottage. According to the Daily Mail, Sunderland were leading the chase of the £5 million rated Huddlestone, but with the Black Cats ready to drop their interest, Fulham are prepared to pounce, with the England international seen as the perfect replacement for Mahamadou Diarra.

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