Friday, 14 June 2013

Friday Transfer News: West Ham close in on Liverpool's £15m Andy Carroll

 THIS AFTERNOON'S transfer news sees West Ham inch closer to the £15m signing of Liverpool frontman Andy Carroll, while Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola hopes to use his Barcelona connections to trump Manchester United for the services of Thiago Alcantara. Also, Wigan are set to confirm the appointment of Owen Coyle as manager.

With last season a fading memory, clubs are making their moves in the summer transfer market with the next campaign in mind. Here is a roundup of all the latest news, rumours and gossip...
West Ham look to set to complete permanent the signing of Liverpool striker Andy Carroll by the start of next week
Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola is hoping to beat Manchester United in the race to sign Barcelona starlet Thiago Alcantara
Reading are poised to sign Holland international Royston Drenthe on a three-year contract
Jose Mourinho looks set to continue his £100m rebuilding process at Chelsea with a £45m bid for Edinson Cavani, 26, despite facing competition from Real Madrid and Manchester City

However, both Chelsea and Manchester City could be set to miss out on their top transfer target this summer after Cavani's father revealed that his son prefers a move to Real Madrid
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Ronaldo (left) could be eyeing up a return to United while Chelsea want Cavani (right)
Former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo, whose Real Madrid contract runs until 2015, yesterday denied speculation he has signed a fresh deal by tweeting: "The news about my renewal with Real Madrid is false"
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has appeared to snub interest from Manchester City and Arsenal to stay at the Italian champions
Manchester United and Chelsea are on red alert after Germany starlet Julian Draxler hinted that he was keen on a move away from current club Schalke
Gervinho could be set for the Arsenal exit door this summer after Marseille joined Galatasaray as interested parties for the Ivory Coast forward's services
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers' summer strengthening is beginning to gather pace after an agreement was secured to bring in Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas
David Stockdale, 27, wants to fight for his place at Fulham following the arrival of 30-year-old Maarten Stekelenburg. Martin Jol's keeper quandary could see veteran Australian Mark Schwarzer, 40, depart though, with his contract set to expire this summer
transfer news, transfer rumours, transfer talk, transfer gossip, Friday transfer newsStekelenburg's arrival at Fulham and Stockdale's desire to stay could see Schwarzer leave the club
Aston Villa have completed the signings of Denmark defender Jores Okore and Dutch midfielder Leandro Bacuna
Michael Laudrup is considering a move for Espanyol defender Jordi Amat, 21, after confirming he will stay at Swansea despite a row with club chairman Huw Jenkins over transfer plans
Club chat and other gossip
Wigan owner Dave Whelan has picked Owen Coyle to replace Everton boss Roberto Martinez at the DW Stadium, ahead of former England manager Steve McClaren

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