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Premier League Clubs transfer activity so far

10:15 am
The summer transfer window will stay open until 11pm on Monday, 2 September this year.

A quick round up thus far.

Arsenal - (Gunners)
Yaya Sanogo (Auxerre, free)

Andrey Arshavin (released)
Denilson (Sao Paulo, free)
Sebastien Squillaci (released)
Martin Angha (Nuremberg, undisclosed)
Craig Eastmond (Colchester, free)
Conor Henderson (released)
Jernade Meade (released)
Sanchez Watt (released)
Johan Djourou (Hamburg, loan)
Vito Mannone (Sunderland, £2 million)
Francis Coquelin (Freiburg, loan)

Aston Villa - (Villans)
Aleksandar Tonev (Lech Poznan, £2.5 million)
Jores Okore (Nordsjaelland, undisclosed)
Leandro Bacuna (Groningen, undisclosed)
Nicklas Helenius (Aalborg, undisclosed)
Antonio Luna (Sevilla, undisclosed)
Jed Steer (Norwich, free)

Richard Dunne (released)
Eric Lichaj (released)
Jean Makoun (Rennes, undisclosed)
Andy Marshall (released)
Derrick Williams (Bristol City, free)

Cardiff City - (Bluebirds)
Andreas Cornelius (Copenhagen, £7.5 million)

Stephen McPhail (released)
Heidar Helguson (released)
Nat Jarvis (released)

Chelsea - (Blues)
Andre Schurrle (Bayer Leverkusen, £18 million)
Marco van Ginkel (Vitesse Arnhem, £9 million)
Mark Schwarzer (Fulham, free)

Yossi Benayoun (released)
Paulo Ferreira (released)
Florent Malouda (released)
Hilario (released)
Ross Turnbull (released)
Thibaut Courtois (Atletico Madrid, loan)
Patrick Bamford (MK Dons, loan)
Jeffrey Bruma (PSV, £2.5 million)

Crystal Palace - (Eagles)
Dwight Gayle (Peterborough, £8.5 million)
Stephen Dobbie (Brighton, undisclosed)
Jerome Thomas (West Brom, free)

Jermaine Easter (Millwall, free)

Everton - (Toffees)
Arouna Kone (Wigan, £6 million)
Joel Robles (Atletico Madrid, undisclosed)
Antolin Alcaraz (Unattached, free)
Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona, loan)

Phil Neville (released)
Thomas Hitzlsperger (released)
Jan Mucha (released)
Jake Bidwell (Brentford, undisclosed)

Fulham (Cottagers)
Sascha Riether (Cologne, undisclosed)
Derek Boateng (Dnipro, undisclosed)
Fernando Amorebieta (Athletic Bilbao, free)
Maarten Stekelenburg (Roma, undisclosed)

Chris Baird (released)
Simon Davies (released)
Mahamadou Diarra (released)
Georgios Karagounis (released)
Mladen Petric (released)
Mark Schwarzer (released)
Tom Donegan (released)
Alex Smith (released)
Dan Burn (Birmingham, loan)

Hull City - (Tigers)
George Boyd (Peterborough, free)
Maynor Figueroa (Wigan, free)
Curtis Davies (Birmingham, undisclosed)
Allan McGregor (Besiktas, £1.8 million
Ahmed Elmohamady (Sunderland, £2 million)

Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth, free)
Danny East (Portsmouth, free)
Mark Cullen (Hull, free)
Andy Dawson (released)
Jamie Devitt (released)
Paul McKenna (released)
Seyi Olofinjana (released)
Jay Simpson (released)

Liverpool - (Reds)
Kolo Toure (Liverpool, free)
Luis Alberto (Seville, £6.8 million)
Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo, £7.5 million)
Simon Mignolet (Sunderland, £9 million)

Danny Wilson (Hearts, free)
Jamie Carragher (retired)
Andy Carroll (West Ham £15.5 million)
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea, £6 million)

Manchester City - (Citizens)
Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk, £30 million)
Jesus Navas (Sevilla, £23 million)

Ryan McGivern (Hibernian, free)
Kolo Toure (Liverpool, free)
Wayne Bridge (Reading, free)
Roque Santa Cruz (Malaga, free)
Carlos Tevez (Juventus, £10 million)

Manchester United - (Red Devils)
Guillermo Varela (Penarol, £1 million)

Paul Scholes (retired)

Newcastle United - (Magpies, Toon)
Olivier Kemen (Metz, undisclosed)

Steve Harper (released)
Danny Simpson (released)
James Perch (Wigan, £700,000)

Norwich City - (Canaries)
Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Sporting Lisbon, £8.6 million)
Javier Garrido (Lazio, undisclosed)
Nathan Redmond (Birmingham, undisclosed)
Carlo Nash (Stoke - Norwich, free)
Martin Olsson (Blackburn, free)

James Vaughan (Huddersfield, undisclosed)
Jed Steer (Aston Villa, free)
Chris Martin (Derby, free)
Marc Tierney (Bolton, free)
Simeon Jackson (released)
Korey Smith (Oldham, free)
Elliott Ward (Bournemouth, free)
Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham, free)
George Francomb (released)
Lee Camp (released)
Declan Rudd (Preston, loan)

Southampton Town - (Saints)
Dejan Lovren (Lyon, £8.5 million)

Frazer Richardson (released)
Danny Butterfield (released)
Danny Seaborne (released)
Ryan Dickson (released)
Ben Reeves (released)
Sam Hoskins (released)

Stoke City - (Potters)
Erik Pieters (PSV Eindhoven £3.1 million)
Marc Muniesa (Barcelona, free)

Jermaine Pennant (released)
Matthew Upson (released)
Rory Delap (released)
Matthew Lund (released)
Mamady Sidibe (released)
Michael Owen (retired)
Dean Whitehead (Middlesbrough, free)
Carlo Nash (Norwich, free)

Sunderland - (Black Cats)
Modibo Diakite (Lazio, free)
Duncan Watmore (Altrincham, undisclosed)
Valentin Roberge (Maritimo, free)
Cabral (Basle, free)
David Moberg Karlsson (IFK Gothenburg, free)
Vito Mannone (Arsenal, £2 million)
Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar, undisclosed)
El Hadji Ba (Le Havre, free)

Titus Bramble (released)
Matthew Kilgallon (released)
Ryan Noble (released)
Simon Mignolet (Liverpool, £9 million)
Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull, £2 million)

Swansea City - (Swans)
Jose Canas (Real Betis, free)
Jordi Amat (Espanyol, £2.5 million)
Jonathan De Guzman (Villarreal, loan)
Alejandro Pozuelo (Real Betis, £425,000)
Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool, £6 million)
Gregor Zabret (NK Domzale, undisclosed)
Alex Gogic (Olympiacos, free)
Wilfried Bony (Vitesse Arnhem, £12 million)

Mark Gower (Charlton, free)
David Cornell (St Mirren, loan)
Gwion Edwards (St Johnstone, loan)
Kyle Bartley (Birmingham, loan)

Tottenham Hotspur - (Spurs, Lilywhites)
Paulinho (Corinthians, £17 million)

William Gallas (released)
John Bostock (released)
David Bentley (released)
Jack Munns (released)
Jake Nicholson (released)
Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town, free)
Grant Hall (Swindon Town, loan)
Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town, loan)
Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town, loan)

West Bromwich Albion - (Baggies)
Goran Popov (Dynamo Kiev, loan)

Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest, free)
Marc-Antoine Fortune (released)
Zoltan Gera (released)
James Hurst (Crawley Town, free)
Jerome Thomas (Crystal Palace, free)

West Ham United - (Hammers)
Razvan Rat (Shakhtar Donetsk, free)
Adrian (Real Betis, undisclosed)
Andy Carroll (Liverpool, £15.5 million)
Danny Whitehead (Stockport County, undisclosed)

Carlton Cole (released)
Gary O’Neil (released)
Rob Hall (Bolton, free)

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Premier League Clubs transfer activity so far Premier League Clubs transfer activity so far Reviewed by THBlogNews on 10:15 am Rating: 5

Two Spurs players close in on exits

8:27 am
Two players closing in on their exits from the club, one in a permanent move and one that quite frankly has little affect on us, on loan.

Tom Huddlestone with several options it seems is set to join Sunderland if the reports are to be believed. A player can at any stage simply change his mind of course but Sunderland have made an offer which has been accepted by Spurs.

No figure has been revealed but Daniel Levy is thought to want £5 million (€5.8 million) and certain section of the media, like the Daily Star, have assumed this to be the figure agreed.

Sunderland however have a history of low bids for our players so it would not surprise at all if in fact a lower figure had been agreed to aid the sale of the player.

Spurs need to sell not only to reduce the wage bill but also to raise funds to assist in the purchase of new players, having already splashed out £17.24 million (€20 million) on Paulinho.

Lee Cattermole spends so much time missing through suspension for Sunderland that Huddlestone will be an important addition for them. He has the passing ability many would love to possess and playing regularly will help his fitness levels, something that became a problem after his lengthy injury absence.

Couple his passing with a tackle success rate of 67% he will certainly add something to the Sunderland squad.

He won't have time to feel lonely though as the clubs meet in the pre-season Barclays Asia Trophy, previously won by Tottenham in 2009, taking place in Hong Kong.

The second player playing his football elsewhere next season is 26 year-old South African centre-back Bongani Khumalo, who has never seemed to figure in the plans at White Hart Lane.

He spent last season on loan at PAOK in Greece and looks to be heading on another loan deal, this time to Championship side Ipswich Town.

He has been training with the Tractor Boys and played in their 2-1 pre-season friendly win over Crawley Town.

Mick McCarthy said, "I was pleased with Bongani. He's very quick and athletic. I thought he did okay. I'm pleased with him.

"We're not looking to buy or sign him, we're looking at a possible loan deal."

Since signing from Sunsport in 2011 the former South African captain has had loan spells at Preston and Reading before his spell in Greece.

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Midfielder Lite Spurs

12:47 pm
Right then, the good news is that Harry has spoken openly about us being light in the midfield department.

"I am happy with the squad. The only area we are short of a body is central midfield", said Harry, in preparation for the January sales.

Thank the lord! The only hurdle that I can see us falling on is that teams rarely give away their best players in winter transfer window. The standard names of Sandro, Muntari and the like have been banded about again. Does the media think that if they print these players names out enough times, they will actually materialise into Spurs players?

The one player that will definitely be available in January, is Middlesbrough's left winger, Adam Johnson. The 22 year old will be in the last 6 months of his contract come the transfer window and even though Boro are adamant that they want to keep the England Under-21 International winger, he's not been saying if he'll sign a new deal or not.

Sunderland have been linked with him, but I think Harry may take a look at the lad. Reports are talking about a deal worth around £3 million only (due to his contract running down).

I know that a lot of you are wondering where we would accommodate him, seeing that the Modfather and Kranjčar, as well as Bale can fill the left-wing position, but then again, Harry's on the lookout for another central midfielder, even though we've got a plethora of them also.
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Defender set to leave

6:39 pm
So it looks as though Pascal Chimbonda is about to sign for Blackburn. I think he'll do a decent job for them and Big Sam will get the best out of him. We'll also get a nice £2.5 - £3 million for him, so it's not all bad.

However, a few Lilywhites in the office did tell me about a small conspiracy theory regarding Chimbo. Apparently, we sold Pascal to Sunderland for about £6 million (or thereabouts) during the Keane regime. It became a quite clear that Chimbo had fallen out with someone or a few people at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland still owed us about £2 million of the transfer fee, but they also wanted him off their hands, so Niall called up Harry and asked if he was interested. At the time, we were bottom of the league and Harry was looking for cover in defence. So he took back the Frenchman and Sunderland didn't have to pay us the balance of £2 million.

If we can sell him on to Blackburn for £3 million, we would have made a profit of £500,000. That's not a bad deal for us, seeing as he's dropped well into the Spurs Reserve abyss.

If there's any truth in the Chimbo Conspiracy, let me know, if it's absolute tosh, stay well away!

I'm also looking forward to the match tonight. Harry's said that he'll be playing the likes of Bentley, Pavlova, Hutton and Crouchie. Should be an interesting match. Let's just hope the confidence of the first team has rubbed off on the rest of the squad.

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The Irony of Redknapp

1:27 pm
So then, it looks as though Crouch will sign sometime next week and it also looks likely that Darren Bent will be wearing the red and white of Sunderland.

In my opinion (and as my dad says; opinions are like bum holes....everybody's got one), signing Crouch for £10 million could be a good bit of business.

If indeed Levy holds out for £15 million and Bent goes the other way, we'll be in profit.

Portsmouth manager, Paul Hart, spoke about the spending of Harry Redknapp whilst he was Pompey boss and how that extravagant spree has now deterred Hart from going out and spending the same type of cash as his predecessor.

Harry, who bought Crouch from Liverpool in 2007 for £9 million, stated this week that the £12 million wanted for Crouch was just too much.

How ironic then that Portsmouth agreed to accept a £10 million offer for Crouch from the very manager that put them in this predicament. For if Harry hadn't spent all their money, Portsmouth would have been in a position to decline our overtures.

You can't fault Harry on his transfer dealings. Or maybe you can? Some posters on here said they are fed up of how disrespectful Harry can be and that he shouldn't talk about the players he's interested in public.

I see their point, but at the end of the day, if this tactic works......
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Shouldn't Bent be worth more than Crouch?

7:42 am
The Daily Mail has reported that Bent could move to Sunderland for £12 million.

Didn't Levy say that Bent isn't going anywhere unless the £16 million (or £18 million; depending on which red-top you read) valuation is reached?

You decide

Darren Bent Careers Goals
Total Games 294 : Total Goals 117 : Bent scores a goal every 2.5 games on average

Peter Crouch Careers Goals
Total Games 343 : Total Goals 115 : Crouch scores a goal every 3 games on average

I couldn't find the assists totals, but I am pretty confident that Crouch has a better assist average.

I feel that Bent, if played regularly, can hit 20 goals a season. There aren't a lot of strikers in the Premier League that can do that.

Levy; hold out for the £16 million!

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Crouch won't sign for a Northern club

7:31 pm
So then, Crouchy has told Sunderland that he doesn't want to move to the club as it's north of the Watford Gap.

It looks likely that the lad will be Harry's first summer signing.

£12 million for Crouch. What do you make of it?

Some users have commented that either Jamie O'Hara or Pascal Chimbonda could be part of the deal so as to replace Davis and/or Johnson respectively.

I personally wouldn't care if Chimbonda left, but I would care if O'Hara did. He may not be the most gifted player in the world, but the lads' got heart.

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North East FC

1:55 pm
Tomorrow marks the eve of a troublesome Sunday, for one side in the North East, be it Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, or Hull, will be sucked into clutches of the Championship.

If this giant, and oh yes, Newcastle United FC is a giant, is dismissed from the Premier League, it will be catastrophic.

We have all been told that Newcastle won't be wearing the Leeds United shirt upon their exit, but just like the Damned United, Newcastle will be spinning crazily out of control.

When it comes to sellable assets, Newcastle also finish bottom of the league. With their majestic captain Owen, Viduka, and an abundance of other stars being out of contract within 60 days, the club loved by so many, may never return to the golden pebbled shores of the Premier League.

A rumour gathering pace in the North East is that another Spurs supporter, Sir Alan Michael Sugar, will take the reigns from his fellow Spurs compatriot, Ashley, if they are relegated. If this is to be the case, then I am sure Geordies will hail the Amstrad King as their new saviour, as his first task will be to steady the ship.

Looking back from his Tottenham days, I cannot see him flushing cash down the managers throat in a bid for instant success. Sir Alan has always taken projects by the scruff of the neck and slowly, but surely, turned them into precious gems.

What about Sunderland? I to can see them slipping into the abyss if relegated. For two seasons, they have splashed the cash on mediocre players; £7 million for McCartney, £8 million for Ferdinand and the list goes on and on.

Their reliance on the inexperienced time bomb, Roy Keane, has left them in the red, and with a dross of players, incapable of putting up a fight.

Niall Quinn may be the nicest bloke in football, but unfortunately nice doesn't win you games.

Just like Newcastle, I to fear for the long-term survival of Sunderland Athletic Football Club.

We now arrive at the doorsteps of both Middlesbrough and Hull. Both sides have young managers, and both sides are in trouble, but I foresee that their troubles are not as severe as Sunderland's or Newcastle's. Boro have players in which upon selling, will see them balance books.

Tuncay has been offered the captains role at former club, Fenerbahce, in a deal mooted to be in the region of £10 million.

Afonso Alves has an escape route at the ready with both PSV & Ajax ready to take the Brazilian off Boro's hands. Whether Middlesbrough can recoup the £12 million they forked out for him is another matter.

Downing, even with a broken foot and an expected lay off for the next 3 months, will command a transfer fee in the region of £8 to £10 million.

With the aforementioned players leaving Teesside, Boro have ready replacements in place. Their academy has an abundance of talent waiting in the wings. Players like Adam johnson is a ready-made replacement for Downing, whilst other young talents await their chance to shine.

Let's not forget Mr. Gibson, a chairman that has seen the good, bad and even worse times while at the helm of his beloved Boro. His unparalleled trust in Gareth Southgate will see the side return to the Premier League if they are to go down.

What of Hull? Only a fair few people realise that they to are just within the borders of having the "North East" tag thrust upon them.

If they can keep a hold of players like Turner and Myhill, I too can see a safe passage back to the worlds finest league.

Unfortunately, out of the four clubs mentioned, I can see Newcastle slipping up with just a point at Villa.

Sir Alex has already reiterated that he will play his reserves against Hull, amid the wrath of Shearer & co.

The North East, so lovingly adorned in the past, is now as welcome as a mine field.

Article submitted by Joshua Bremner of Durham. Also a Newcastle United season-ticket holder of 13 years.
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