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Confederations CupAssociatedPep Guardiola isn't willing to give up on David Luiz.

23:59 BST: That's a wrap for Monday's transfer buzz. Stay tuned for a wrap of Tuesday's transfer headlines.

22.35 BST: Some of tomorrow's back pages in the British press are beginning to emerge, with a focus on a certain Mr Bale...

22.05 BST: Nani has just been on Sky Sports News speaking after a second string Manchester United side beat Crewe 2-0, as he grabbed both goals. He wasn't especially pressed on his future, instead focused on insisting he is sure United will continue their winning tradition under new boss David Moyes.

21.37 BST: Former West Ham United striker Carlton Cole could be on his way to French League Cup winners St Etienne. Full story.

21.13 BST: ASis running a story, courtesy of Catalunya Radio, claiming that Cesc Fabregas' agent, Darren Dein, has made it clear to Barcelona chiefs the midfielder wants to stay at the club and not join Manchester United.

20.35 BST: New Napoli signing Gonzalo Higuain expressed his delight at joining the club as he was paraded at the Stadio San Paolo ahead of the side's friendly with Galatasaray on Monday night. Full story.

19.52 BST: VIDEO: Barcelona have missed out on one of their main transfer targets after Brazilian defender Thiago Silva re-signed with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

19.20 BST: Feast your eyes on this, good people...

19.03 BST: Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley has played down speculation linking him with a return to Cardiff. He is quoted by the Press Association as saying: "It's just rumours at the moment. There has been nothing official."

18.36 BST - DONE DEAL: St Etienne have completed the signing of winger Franck Tabanou from Toulouse on a four-year contract.

17.59 BST: Ilkay Gundogan's father and agent Irfan has been quoted by Sky Sports as having told Kicker Sportmagazin: "I am keen to ensure he (Ilkay) remains with Borussia Dortmund. He is doing fine so it's a bit early to move to a club in England or Spain at this point in time. Borussia Dortmund will be coming up with an offer of a new contract soon. We will be able to oversee things much better then."

17.27 BST - DONE DEAL: Cardiff City have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Simon Moore on a four-year contract from Brentford.

17.03 BST: Marco Borriello’s future as an AS Roma player has been cast in doubt after he was left behind as the Giallorossi embarked on a pre-season tour of the North America.

16:33 BST: Werder Bremen have set their sights on Bayern Munich left-back Diego Contento, Radio Bremen reports. Bremen are also believed to be interested in Bayern youngster Emre Can, 19.

16:26 BST: Everton defender Sylvain Distin believes manager Roberto Martinez does not need to make any more signings this summer. Martinez has brought in four players - striker Arouna Kone, defender Antolin Alcaraz, goalkeeper Joel Robles and winger Gerard Deulofeu - since taking charge at Goodison Park in early June.

16:05 BST: Potentially interesting signings for Rangers: The Scottish outfit have taken ex-Stoke striker Mamady Sidibe and former Charlton and Blackpool winger Hameur Bouazza on trial with a view to adding them to the Ibrox ranks.

15:50 BST: A bit more on the Magpies and Gomis: Newcastle have cooled their interest in Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis after seeing a £6.9 million bid rejected by the French club. The Magpies have been desperate to add a new striker to their squad to provide competition for Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi.

15:30 BST - DONE DEAL: Former Exeter City defender Kevin Amankwah has joined Northampton Town on a one-year deal with an option for a further year.

14:30 BST: Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has confirmed that he will not be making any new additions to his squad as the Foxes look to conform with the Financial Fair Play rules. He told the Leicester Mercury: "The opportunity to add to the squad is not there, so there is no point me talking about it. It doesn't matter if I need to [bring players in] or not - I won't be.”

14:09 BST - DONE DEAL: Hibernian have signed Swindon striker James Collins, who scored 18 times as the Robins reached the League One play-offs last season. He has put pen to paper on a three-year deal, moving for a fee of £200,000.

14:05 BST: Doncaster could be frustrated in their attempts to bring goalkeeper Shay Given in from Aston Villa, with reports suggesting the player would be reluctant to drop down to the Championship.

13:35 BST: A little more on Cardiff City’s bid for Etienne Capoue being accepted, as mentioned earlier: Wales Online the bid is a Cardiff record £9.6 million, but that they could yet be frustrated by Atletico Madrid’s interest in the France international.

13:05 BST: Midfielder Didier Digard has extended his contract with Nice - although the club have not revealed how long the new deal is for – putting an end to speculation that he could move over the summer.

12:51 BST: Bale again: The BBC reports that Real Madrid have yet to submit a formal written offer for the Welshman, and says Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy remains adamant that he will not be sold over the summer.

12:40 BST: PSG have tweeted this picture of Cavani, Digne and Marquinhos on their first day of training in Paris:

12:20 BST: Austria Vienna striker Philipp Hosiner, an Everton target, has told the Osterreich newspaper he is focusing on his side’s Champions League play-off, adding; “After that, we will see if it's worth me leaving such a great club as Austria Vienna."

12:10 BST: Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan is a target for Blackburn Rovers, whose boss Gary Bowyer wants to add four new faces before the start of the season, the Lancashire Telegraph says.

11:53 BST: Monaco have confirmed that Manchester United winger Nani was suggested to them as a summer signing – but it appears unlikely that they will buy him.

11:45 BST: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could move to sign Benfica left-back Lorenzo Melgarejo on loan as he looks to increase his defensive options, according to reports. Rodgers believes the 22-year-old, who can also play in a more advanced left-sided role, would provide ideal competition for Jose Enrique.

11:30 BST: Stephane Sessegnon has told the Sunderland Echo that talk about his future is all very well, but he’s contented where he is. The forward said: "The speculation is OK - I have no problem with that. But I'm happy at Sunderland."

11:15 BST: Midfielder Alberto Noguera has been released by Blackpool after making only one appearance for the Seasiders since joining from Atletico Madrid last August.

11:00 BST: Nottingham Forest could be welcoming their former defender Kelvin Wilson back to the City Ground after making an improved offer to Celtic, the Nottingham Post says.

10:35 BST: Newcastle have ended their pursuit of Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis after their latest offer for him was rejected, according to the Press Association. Reports suggest the Magpies had offered around £7 million for him, and this is what they could be missing out on:

10:15 BST: Wolves manager Kenny Jackett, meanwhile, is reportedly bemused to hear that midfielder Jamie O’Hara could be on his way to QPR. “We haven’t had any contact and we have no knowledge of that whatsoever,” the new Molineux boss said.

10:00 BST: Reports in the Midlands suggest that, contrary to speculation, Doncaster boss Paul Dickove has not made an approach to sign Stephen Ireland from Villa.

09:45 BST: Here’s a new appearance for a recurring bit of speculation – Peter Crouch could be back on QPR’s radar after they missed out on Gary Hooper last week, according to the West London News, with Burnley forward Charlie Austin another possibility. Below is a reminder of Crouchy's moment of moments:

09:20 BST: Chelsea could hold off on a second bid for Wayne Rooney until after he has played in Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial next week, the Times says - with the Blues hoping a hostile Old Trafford reception would convince him to move to London. Earlier this month, Chelsea confirmed that they had made a bid for Rooney, 27, but the offer was turned down.

09:20 BST: Derby have announced the signing of England Under-21 right-back Adam Smith on a season-long loan deal. Manager Nigel Clough said: "He's a young player with a lot of potential, and we've been very impressed with what we've seen of him over the last few years."

09:10 BST: Brian McDermott has said Leeds do not want to move El-Hadji Diouf on as he reshapes his squad for the forthcoming Championship season. He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "Whatever suggestions there are about him didn't come from me."

08:55 BST: The BBC is reporting that Celtic are set for talks with Ajax winger Derk Boerrigter, who would cost tham around £3 million, over a move to Scotland.

08:50 BST: Cardiff have agreed a fee for Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue – but there’s still a fair way to go before he becomes a Bluebird, says boss Malky Mackay. Mackay explained: "We've got to have the conversation with Etienne and his advisors.

"It's pretty delicate at the moment. We're in discussions and negotiations, but it's something that's ongoing."

08:45 BST: A couple of snippets from Italy for you: Napoli, awash with money to spend this summer, are eyeing Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. And Espanyol are poised to bring in Porto pair Pizzi and Sidnei on loan, Mundo Deportivo reports.

08:35 BST: Other news from France: Monaco director Vadim Vasilyev says the mega-spenders have been offered the chance to sign Nani from Manchester United, but that talks over a potential move have yet to begin.

Vasilyev also reveals that there have been no negotiations with Sporting Lisbon keeper Rui Patricio, but that the club are on the lookout for a second keeper. L’Equipe believes Gianluca Pegolo, of Siena, could be an option.

Rennes are selling 22-year-old defender Chris Mavinga to Rubin Kazan for around €5 million. Meanwhile, they have approached Pescara with a view to signing centre-back Marco Capuano.

08:30 BST: Here’s an interesting one: Carlton Cole was reportedly in France on Sunday to discuss a move to Saint Etienne. The striker is a free agent after leaving West Ham at the end of last season.

08:25 BST: Gareth Bale Gareth Bale Gareth Bale Gareth Bale Gareth Bale. The Spurs man (at the moment) dominated the sports pages over the weekend amid claims he is "distraught" with the club after Daniel Levy turned down a world record bid from Real Madrid for him. The saga is entering its endgame, says Nicholas Rigg – read his thoughts here.

08:20 BST: Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has voiced doubts over whether attacker Adem Ljajic will stay at the club, saying he is “not serene” and has “internal conflicts”.

08:10 BST: Hamburg are still interested in Everton striker Nikica Jelavic, 27, according to reports in Germany. kicker says the Croatia international would cost around €6.5 million - but the club would have to offload fringe players first.

08:00 BST: Hoffenheim’s sought-after Kevin Volland, 22 – who scored six goals and set up another ten in his debut Bundesliga season – has put pen to paper on a new deal keeping him at the club until 2017, quashing speculation that he would be moving on.

06:06 BST: Bayern Munich are set to launch a £40 million offer for Chelsea defender David Luiz as Pep Guardiola looks to complete his squad ahead of the new season, The Sun reports.

Guardiola has been a long-time admirer of Luiz, attempting to bring the Brazil international to the Camp Nou during his time in charge of Barcelona. It appears he has Luiz in his sights again, although it is understood new Blues boss Jose Mourinho is reluctant to sell. The player is said to be unsettled by ongoing reports linking him with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain.

05:45 BST: The Sunday People reports that summer Manchester United target Cesc Fabregas is eager to stay at Barcelona after holding talks with coach Gerardo Martino.

05:30 BST: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping to strengthen his squad in the left-back department. The Daily Mail claims he is targeting Benfica's Lorenzo Melgarejo to provide more options in an area in which Jose Enrique and Jack Robinson are currently his only choices. A deal for Valencia's Aly Cissokho has also been discussed, but Rodgers has decided to hone in on Paraguay international Melgarejo.

05:30 BST: The injury suffered by Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic at the weekend could see his fellow defender Joleon Lescott taken off the transfer market, according to the Daily Mirror.

Nastasic is expected to miss the start of the season with the injury, suffered in a pre-season tournament in Hong Kong, leaving Manuel Pellegrini to rely on a central defensive partnership of Lescott and Vincent Kompany. Lescott had been linked with a move away from Eastlands in order to boost his World Cup hopes, but is now tipped to stay until at least the January transfer window.


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