Tuesday, 25 August 2009

All the latest Premier League gossip and transfer news

All the latest Premier League gossip and transfer news, you can use the links to go to the news paper or media which published the story.

West Ham are on the verge of signing Livorno striker Alessandro Diamanti after the president of the Italian club admitted he had received an offer too good to turn down. (Agence France-Presse)

Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko says he may need to leave the club because of a lack of first-team football. The 27-year-old is keen to keep his Russia spot for next year's World Cup. (Russian newspaper Sport Express)

Sunderland defender Paul McShane is having a medical at Hull ahead of a proposed switch to the KC Stadium. (Sky Sources)

Aston Villa have made a bid for Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin. (Sky Sources)

Livorno president Aldo Spinelli claims striker Alessandro Diamanti, 26, is on the verge of a move to West Ham. (Press Association)

The plot thickens: Thai boss Peter Reid claims he IS about to join Stoke as assistant manager to Tony Pulis. (Stoke Sentinel)

AC Milan right-back Massimo Oddo, 33, claims West Ham have expressed an interest in acquiring his services. (Press Association)

Tottenham have made a loan offer for Le Havre midfielder Kevin Anin. (French newspaper L'Equipe)

Bolton Wanderers have offered £6.9m for Real Betis' 27-year-old Cameroon midfielder Achille Emana. (Spanish newspaper AS)

Football Association of Thailand president Worawi Makudi says he is confident coach Peter Reid will not quit, despite reports linking Reid with the assistant manager's job at Stoke City. (Bangkok Post)

Arsenal have made a fresh move for St Etienne's Blaise Matuidi, although the French side want £6m for the midfielder.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Burnley manager Owen Coyle is trying to tempt Tottenham into selling £1m-rated goalkeeper Ben Alnwick.
Full story: The Sun

Everton are preparing a £5m bid for Middlesbrough defender Robert Huth. They may be put off bidding for Bolton's Gary Cahill (£10m) and Stoke's Ryan Shawcross (£12m) as their clubs will hold out for big sums.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has made a £2m move for Le Mans centre-back Gregory Cerdan, 27, as well as making a £3m bid for Almeria's Nigerian striker Kala Uche.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Hodgson faces competition from Blackburn for Cerdan - Rovers boss Sam Allardyce will make his move after selling defender Stephen Warnock to Aston Villa.
Full story: Daily Mail

Everton are closing in on a season-long loan deal for Valencia's Argentine midfielder Ever Banega.
Full story: The Independent

Bolton boss Gary Megson will step up his chase for Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford.
Full story: The Sun

Portsmouth boss Paul Hart has finally signed a player - Ivory Coast striker Aruna Dindane has joined the south-coast club from French side Lens for £4m.
Full story: The Sun

Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin has stunned the club by handing in a transfer request, with Aston Villa, Everton and Sunderland interested.
Full story: The Sun

Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy is on Ajax's hit-list - the South African started his career with the Dutch giants.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are keen to sign Honduras defender Osman Chavez, 25, for £1.5m after a tip from his fellow countryman Wilson Palacios.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Brazilian midfielder Anderson has been told he can leave Manchester United after reacting badly to being omitted from the starting line-up for the Community Shield defeat by Chelsea.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City have completed the £24m signing of England defender Joleon Lescott from Everton.
Full story: The Sun

Chelsea are keeping tabs on Benfica's talented trio - Angel di Maria, who plays in midfield, defender David Luiz and winger Fabio Coentrao.
Full story: The Sun

West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola has flown out to Italy to complete the signing of Livorno striker Alessandro Diamanti.
Full story: Daily Mirror

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