Mere Forum Chatter:
Rumours linking Arsenal flop Marouane Chamakh with a move to Fiorentina have been quashed by their sporting director, who has instead signed Chamakh's international strike partner Mounir El Hamdaoui.
Arsenal are battling with Barcelona to sign Toulouse's £10million-rated French midfielder Etienne Capoue. Only one winner there, then!
Liverpool have approached Fulham concerning the availability of USA star Clint Dempsey. Brendan Rodgers is a huge fan of the 29-year-old attacking midfielder, and hopes to complete the deal - in the region of £8million - before The Reds fly off for their pre-season tour next week.
New Reds boss Rodgers is also closing in on a deal for Fabio Borini, the young Italian with whom he worked at Chelsea and Swansea. Liverpool have tabled a £9million deal for the 21-year-old Roma striker, who is on holiday having spent June as a member of Italy's Euro 2012 squad.
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Chelsea have trumped Spurs to the signing of Internacional's attacking midfield sensation, Oscar. The 20-year-old, full name Oscar Dos Santas Emboaba Junior, is a Brazilian international who is set to star at the London 2012 Olympics, and has been snapped up for a cool £25million by Roberto Di Matteo.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered:
New Swansea Boss Michael Laudrup has delved into the transfer market to bring Chico to Wales. No, not the flamboyant tone-deaf X-Factor contestant, but the promising Spanish centre half formerly of Genoa in Italy. The former under-21 international has cost £2million, and will serve as an ideal replacement for Steven Caulker, who has returned to parent club Tottenham.