Stewart Downing is set to sign for Liverpool after a £20 million fee was agreed with Aston Villa for the England midfielder.
Manager Kenny Dalglish has flown back to the UK from the club’s pre-season tour of China in order to finalise the deal.
Dalglish leaves after leading his side to a 4-3 win over Guangdong on Wednesday, giving the Merseysiders a winning start to their tour.
Arsenal comfortably beat a Malaysia XI side 4-0 this week as the North London club’s pre-season tour continues.
After an impressive performance, Wenger claimed it is Arsenal’s destiny to win the Barclays Premier League this upcoming season.
Harry Redknapp has insisted once again that Luka Modric is not for sale amid reports the Croatian handed in a formal transfer request.
Chelsea are ready to test Spurs’s resolve with an improved £30 million bid – with John Obi Mikel and Daniel Sturridge said to be part of the deal.
Sir Alex Ferguson played down talk of a move for Wesley Sneijder after his side beat New England Revolution 4-0 on their US pre-season tour.
“There is no real interest in Sneijder at this moment in time,” said Ferguson, hinting that salary demands has scuppered a deal.
Alex McLeish has made a £10 million bid for Wigan’s Charles N’Zogbia as Aston Villa prepare to replace Stewart Downing.
With Tottenham standing firm over their refusal to sell Luka Modric, Chelsea could turn their attentions to Cheik Tiote and Lucho Gonzalez.
As the Carlos Tevez transfer saga rumbles on, Manchester City are weighing up a £45 million move for Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller.
David Moyes is hopeful of bringing Real Madrid’s attacking 20-year-old midfielder Sergio Canales on a season long loan to Goodison Park.
And Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is still hopeful that Arsenal and Liverpool target Jose Enrique will stay at St James’ Park.
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