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Liverpool Close to Signing £33m Pair, Tottenham Plan Shock Chelsea Winger Bid, QPR Star Linked with PSG Move, Wolves Want Man United Defender, Blackburn to Bid Club Record Fee for Serie A Striker and Arsenal Close to Agreeing Alvarez Purchase

Transfer Rumour Round-Up. The run-down on the latest rumours and speculation.

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Tottenham prepare shock move for Chelsea winger.

Full Story: Fanatix

Arsenal are close to agreeing a deal to sign Velez Sarsfield midfielder Ricardo Alvarez, according to the president of Italian side Palermo. Maurizio Zamparini said: “At this moment he has already signed for the Gunners.”

Full story: Metro

AC Milan want to sign five Chelsea players this summer, with Nicolas Anelka, Alex, Salomon Kalou, Didier Drogba and Michael Essien all wanted by Milan vice president Adriano Galliani.

Full story: talkSPORT

Liverpool are ready to offer Brazilian midfielder Diego an escape route out of Wolfsburg. Diego was handed a huge fine this week for storming out of the team hotel before the last game of the season.

Full story: CaughtOffside

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is keen to lure Paris Saint-Germain’s Turkish international Mevlut Erdinc and AIK Stockholm’s striker Teteh Bangura to St James’ Park.

Full story: the Mirror

But PSG – who are now bankrolled by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) – are keen on strengthening their squad and have started the bidding for QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt at £10m.

Full story: talkSPORT

New Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has set his sights on ADO Den Haag’s Wesley Verhoek as he searches for a replacement for Ashley Young.

Full story: talkSPORT

But McLeish will not be allowed to spend all of the £20m Manchester United paid for Young on bringing in new players.

Full story: Daily Express

Stewart Downing could become the next big name to leave Aston Villa as he wants to join Liverpool.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool are close to agreeing a double deal for Aston Villa’s Stewart Downing and Blackpool’s Charlie Adam.

Source: The Times

Samir Nasri has given Arsenal hope he may be willing to stay at the club by agreeing to talks with manager Arsene Wenger over a new contract.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Newcastle have yet to receive any offers for midfielder Joey Barton, who had previously indicated he was on his way out of the club.

Source: Daily Star

West Ham midfielder Radoslav Kovac has become the latest departure post-relegation, joining Swiss side FC Basel.

Full story: Daily Mail

Wolves are interested in Manchester United defender Jonny Evans.

Full story: Daily Mail

Blackburn are ready to pay a club record £11m for Roma striker Mirko Vucinic.

Source: the Sun

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