EPL 2012-13: Top transfer news and rumours on August 11


EPL transfer news and rumours on Aug 11
London, Aug 11: Liverpool sign Joe Allen from Swansea City. Robin van Persie set to play Arsenal friendly against FC Koln. Sunderland boss eyes triple striker move. Craig Bellamy signs two-year contract at Cardiff. Luka Modric is set to hold talks with manager Andre Villas-Boas.

EPL 2012-13 Special

EPL 2012-13: Top transfer news and rumours on August 10

  • Liverpool completed the signing of Joe Allen from Swansea City in a deal worth £15million. The 22-year Welshman becomes manager Brendan Rodgers second signing this summer. The Reds move will triple Allen's wages to £45,000-a-week with £2million signing-on fee.
  • Liverpool also consider three more signings with Manchester City's Adam Johnson, Real Madrid's Nuri Sahin  and Fulham's Clint Dempsey.
  • Robin van Persie is set to play Arsenal's friendly against FC Koln while manager Arsene Wenger hopes to keep his captain at the Emirates.
  • Internacional president Giovanni Luigi said Tottenham must pay £45million for striker Leandro Damiao, 22. The young striker is Brazil's top-scorer at the Olympics.
  • Luka Modric is set for showdowns talks with Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas. The Croatian's dream move to Real Madrid may slip away.
  • Liverpool are planning a move for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin. The 26-year old Uruguay international could be a replacement for Daniel Agger who is linked with a move to Manchester City.
  • Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has snubbed West Ham and Fulham to join West Brom Albion on a season-long loan.
  • Craig Bellamy has signed a two-year contract with Cardiff City from Liverpool. The 33-year old winger was on a season-long loan at his home-town club during 2010-11 season.
  • Alou Diarra has completed his £2m move to West Ham from Marseille.
  • Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini revealed several clubs came up with offers for striker Mario Balotelli but the Italian rejected any transfer move.
  • Wolves have slapped a £10 million price-tag on winger Matt Jarvis after turning down £6m plus add-ons offer from West Ham.
  • Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill is eyeing a triple move for Tottenham's Jermain Defoe, Wolves striker Steven Fletcher and Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady.

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