Regional Paper Talk: Khedira move close

Arsenal could seal the signing of Sami Khedira this week, while Javi Garcia, Alvaro Negredo and Matija Nastasic could leave Manchester City.

Last Updated: 16/07/14 at 12:36

Sami Khedira: Could join Arsenal this week

Sami Khedira: Could join Arsenal this week

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Arsenal have moved ahead of Chelsea in the race for Real Madrid's Sami Khedira and hope to seal a £23.8million deal this week.

Filipe Luis has been forced to train with Atletico Madrid's reserves as he looks to push through a transfer to Chelsea.

Besiktas have renewed their efforts to sign Chelsea forward Demba Ba and are hoping to succeed with a bid to take him on a season-long loan in view of buying him permanently next year.

Sam Allardyce is set to continue his summer of spending, after revealing West Ham are close to completing another signing.


Manchester City will streamline their squad to meet Champions League restrictions with Javi Garcia, Alvaro Negredo and Matija Nastasic all in the firing line.

The Louis van Gaal feelgood factor has ensured a record sell-out of Old Trafford season tickets since the stadium became a 76,000 capacity in 2006.


Iago Aspas is on the brink of leaving Liverpool for Sevilla.

Jordan Ibe is determined to follow in the footsteps of fellow Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling.


Newcastle United are hoping to jet Daryl Janmaat to Tyneside and get a deal done before they set off for New Zealand.

Remy Cabella's arrival at Newcastle United could spell the end at St James' Park for out-of-favour Hatem Ben Arfa - but the thrilled incoming French star said today: "It is great to finally be a Newcastle player."

Remy Cabella wants to follow in the footsteps of Newcastle United greats Laurent Robert and David Ginola.


Newcastle United have been quoted £16million for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette after an initial inquiry with the Ligue 1 side.


Sunderland will look to bring a resolution to their lengthy pursuit of former loanee Marcos Alonso this week.


Ki Sung-Yueng could be Aston Villa's next summer signing as Paul Lambert continues his recruitment drive.

Yacouba Sylla has completed his season-long loan move to Kayseri Erciyesspor, the Turkish side have confirmed this morning.


West Brom will make a fresh attempt to strike a deal with neighbours Aston Villa for Alan Hutton this week in a bid to fill another vacancy.

West Brom signing Sebastien Pocognoli missed his new club's pre-season opener at the weekend but is set to figure in tomorrow's clash at Shrewsbury.

Captain Sam Ricketts is set to earn a new contract at Wolves after being told he can 'do a Ryan Giggs' and maybe play until he is 40.


Mark Hughes is still clinging to the hope of re-signing Oussama Assaidi from Liverpool before the season kicks off on August 16.


Stewart Downing has praised Enner Valencia as West Ham edge closer to wrapping up a £12million deal for the Ecuador striker.


Swansea City star Pablo Hernandez is tipped to join Qatari side Al Arabi after holding transfer talks in the Middle East last week.

Swansea City are again being linked with Jordy Clasie - while Ki Sung-Yueng has emerged as a potential target for Aston Villa.


Neil Adams insists the ball is now in Sebastien Bassong's court with Norwich City's ex-captain a notable omission from the Canaries' opening pre-season 1-0 weekend win at Dereham.


Fans' favourite Liam Rosenior says he and his Hull City team-mates are ready to defy the odds all over again during the 2014-15 season.


Leicester City defender Liam Moore 'made it clear he wanted to stay at the club' after putting pen to paper on a new three-year deal.


Wigan boss Uwe Rosler has revealed he is still actively seeking attacking reinforcements ahead of the new campaign.


Kike is unlikely to be the only new signing to join up with the Boro squad in Spain this week.

Frustrated Bolton boss Dougie Freedman has once again admitted he would love to sign Lukas Jutkiewicz but says "it isn't that simple".


Dutch defender Glenn Loovens is relishing the prospect of skippering the Owls next season after penning a new one-year contract with Sheffield Wednesday.

Sheffield United are still attempting to drive through a deal for Harrison McGahey despite their interest in former Peterborough defender Craig Alcock.


Middlesbrough are mounting a pursuit of Adam Clayton.


Royston Drenthe has not been given a squad number by Reading for the forthcoming season.


Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy is more than happy to keep picking up free transfers and loan players as he continues to foster an underdog spirit at Portman Road.


Celtic are hot on the heels of flying winger Christian Atsu.

Steve Simonsen is confident Rangers' strength in depth will stand them in good stead as they bid for a third straight promotion this season.


Hibernian are closing in on a deal to bring French-born striker Farid El Alagui to Easter Road, according to reports.

Celtic assistant manager John Collins recognises the importance of the club's Champions League second-round qualifier against KR Reykjavik.

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