Transfer News Today: Barça Lining Up Koscielny?


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Mere forum chatter

Michael Owen, who was released by Manchester United at the end of last season, is rumoured to have caught the eye of Everton boss David Moyes. After a number of barren years, could the former England hitman get his career back on track on Merseyside?

(And how many players have ever played for the two main rivals of the club at which they made their name?)

Tabloid speculation

Impressive last term after a dodgy start in England, Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny is crucial to Arsene Wenger's plans. Reported interest from Barcelona, then, could be worrying for the Gunners; it would take a brave (or stupid) man to turn down the Catalan giants.

Contact made

Ajax have admitted that they've opened talks with two clubs over Danish schemer Christian Eriksen. Zenit St. Petersburg are thought to be one of the parties willing to meet the Dutch side's £20million valuation, but the youngster has his heart set on a move to Manchester United. Have the Red Devils swooped to add to their midfield contingent?

Bid tabled

Having lost the experienced Danny Murphy to Blackburn, Fulham are in need of an cultured passer to anchor their midfield. Step forward Peter Whittingham; the Cardiff man was the subject of a £2.5million offer from Martin Jol's side this week. It is thought that the London club might have to up their bid over the next week to get their man, but it appears the 27-year-old could be heading back to the Premier League.

Medical and terms

One man who looks certain to leave Cardiff is striker Kenny Miller. The Scotland international has been given the go-ahead to join the Vancouver Whitecaps and will travel to Canada to complete the deal this week.

Signed, sealed, delivered

Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva has completed his move from Milan to Paris Saint-Germain. The deal, which was reported to be worth a whopping €44million, sees the 27-year-old become the most expensive defender in history. He's signed a five-year contract with the Ligue 1 outfit.