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Arsenal today have shown their interest in Blackburn player Steven N`Zonzi and are thought to be leading the pack for his signature in the summer. Arsene Wenger is known to be a long time admirer of the Blackburn defensive midfielder and believes he would be a great asset to his current squad. Speculation also continues about the future of Cologne striker Lucas Podolski as it seems certain the talented German international is sure to leave the French club in the summer.
Elsewhere Aston Villa are believed to have opened contract talks with their defender Carlos Cuellar in the hope they can keep him their past the summer. There is also interest from Alex McLeish to keep loan signing Robbie Keane on their books for next season as the Irish striker has been more than impressive since his arrival at Villa Park.
Blackburn have finally completed the sale of defender Christopher Samba to the Russian side Anzhi Makhackala as the super rich Russian club have long been an admirer of the player. The fee for the sale is thought to be around the £12 million mark with stipulations which could increase the sale price to well over £15 million.
Struggling premier league side Bolton Wanderers are believe to be seriously interested in acquiring Blackpool starlet Thomas Ince who is of course the son of England and Manchester United legend Paul Ince. There has been much interest in the signing of Ince who himself only broke into the big time last season after making his way through the youth system at Blackpool.
Three Porto stars are on the radar of Andre Villas-Boas this summer with the Portuguese being firmly attracted to what he regards as three of the best players currently in Europe. The Chelsea head honcho is believed to be eyeing up luring striker Hulk, midfielder Joao Moutinho and wing back Alvaro Pereira to Stamford Bridge in the summer months.
Out of favour Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is thought to have requested a loan transfer from Chelsea for next season as he requires more first team football but the striker clearly states he has no problem with the Chelsea boss.
Liverpool have been noted to be interested in Norwegian international player Havard Nordtvelt but the player has today stated there has been no contact from the club. Leading European talent Christian Eriksen has today stated that he is prepared to wait for any big move until he has seen out his current contract at Ajax. The winger’s agent this week also made a statement that if the up and coming star was going to move then he would probably go to Italy to ply his trade which will be a disappointment for
Manchester United who are believed to be monitoring his situation. Manchester City star David Silva has today played down talks that he could be a shock target for European Giants Real Madrid. Silva was thought to be a target for Real two seasons ago but the star chose to go to Manchester City instead.
Manchester City has also been linked to the young Spanish goal keeper Joel who currently ply’s his trade with Athletico Madrid in La Liga. Mancini is thought to be an admirer of the young keeper and would welcome the chance to add him to their already phenomenal squad.
Tottenham Hotspur has again been linked with the Belgian international defender Jan Vertonghen who Harry Redknapp believes would be a great addition to their already excellent squad. The player’s current contract ends at the end of the season and there has been no sign of the player renewing his terms there which will boost the chances of Tottenham acquiring him.
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