Transfer News 29/08/12

Everton assistant manager Steve Round is adamant Leighton Baines will not leave the club during this transfer window.

The full-back has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park but Round says the club have not received any bids and would not welcome any.

“There are only a few days to go and I don’t think anyone is leaving now that’s for sure,” he said. “His heart is here definitely, he is a local boy. He loves the club, loves his team-mates and loves to go out there to play and perform.”

“There are only a few days to go and I don’t think anyone is leaving now that’s for sure,” he said…
 
With all the talk about Theo Walcott’s contract talks at Arsenal failing, we’ve seen a lot of money on him to leave North London. The England winger now 5/4 to move to Man City having been 33/1 on Tuesday morning, and is 5/2 from 9/2 to move to Liverpool.
 
Barcelona’s Ibrahim Afellay could be heading to Spurs. The Dutch winger has been cut from5/1 into 6/4 to join AVB at White Hart Lane.
 
Dutch champions Ajax have confirmed that they are open to offers for Miralem Sulejmani, with the striker having made it clear that he wants out. One bid has already been received, with West Ham among those reported to be keen on the Serbia international.
 
According to reports in the German media, Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez will finalise a move to Bayern Munich on Wednesday after undergoing a medical. The Spain international is expected to join Bayern for a Bundesliga record fee of €40million (£31.7m).
 
Daily Mail – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given Theo Walcott the next 48 hours to decide whether he wants to sign a new five-year contract worth £75,000 per week – or be sold.
 
Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle is hoping to win the race to sign Liverpoolmidfielder Jay Spearing. However, Coyle admits there is ‘huge interest’ in Spearing from ‘bigger’ clubs, with Queens Park Rangers and Wolves among the other teams keen on a deal.
 
Yann M’Vila’s name has kept popping up during the transfer window as a potential new arrival in the Premier League, with Arsenal and Tottenham keeping tabs on his progress. However, his club Rennes say there have still been no bids for the midfielder and they are under no pressure to sell.
 
Serie A is looking a likely option for Nicklas Bendtner’s next move and the Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Juventus have been in touch with Arsenal over a possible deal for the striker. AC Milan had previously made an enquiry for Bendtner, but their interest appears to be over afte agreeing a deal for Roma’s Bojan.
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