EPL 2012-13: Top transfer news and rumours on August 17

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EPL transfer news and rumours on Aug 17
London, Aug 17: Robin van Persie to be confirmed as Manchester United player. Luka Modric set to complete £34m switch to Real Madrid. Vurnon Anita signs five-year deal with Newcastle.

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  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted he would have preferred to sell Robin van Persie to Paris Saint-Germain rather than rivals Manchester United.
  • The 29-year-old Dutch international has undergone a medical ahead of his move to Manchester United.
  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted midfielder Alex Song could leave Gunners to join Barcelona.
  • Arsenal and Liverpool battle it out to land Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin on loan.
  • Liverpool boss is planning to raid Tottenham for defensive duo Steven Caulker or Michael Dawson as a replacement for Daniel Agger.
  • Dutch international Vurnon Anita has signed a five-year contract with Newcastle United. The 23-year-old midfielder completed the move on Thursday for a fee reportedly worth £6.7 million.
  • QPR bad boy Joey Barton is set for a shock move to Marseille on a season-long loan.
  • QPR wants to sign former Chelsea right-back Jose Bosingwa.
  • Liverpool have completed a £3 million deal for Oussama Assaidi from Heerenveen. The pacey Moroccan international, 23, can play on either flanks.
  • Southampton have agreed to pay £11.8m for Uruguay international Gaston Ramirez.
  • Swansea City winger Scott Sinclair has refused to sign a new contract at the Liberty stadium as champions Manchester City close in on signing the 23-year-old.
  • Tottenham are eyeing Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles if Luka Modric completes move to Real Madrid.
  • Croatian playmaker Modric missed Tottenham training on Thursday to complete switch to Real Madrid. The La Liga champions have agreed a deal worth £34 million.
  • Spain international and Valencia captain Roberto Soldado rejected a move to Premier League after turning down Tottenham's offer.
  • Fulham defender Brede Hangeland is not sure whether or not to sign a new contract at Craven Cottage, according to his agent.
  • West Ham boss Sam Allardyce loses hope to sign Andy Carroll and cools talks over a move for winger Matt Jarvis.

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