GASTON RAMIREZ TO SOUTHAMPTON

Future Saint?

Gaston Ramirez is being linked more strongly than ever to a move to Southampton. The story is as predictable as one might expect it to be; both the clubs do not look eye to eye on the fee. The seemingly accommodating Bologna president Albano Guaraldi isnai??i??t slamming the door shut on the Saints faces though, and is willing to negotiate further should Southampton budge from their position.

TheHardTackle Verdict ai??i?? Southampton will need to move sooner if they wish to get their man, as competition for Ramirezai??i?? signature is fierce. With deadline day looming, other interested clubs such as Inter Milan, Spurs or Liverpool might just decide to meet Bolognaai??i??s valuation of the player.

TOM HUDDLESTONE TO STOKE

Now, we all know of that famous Premier League test. If a player can impress on a treacherous, rainy night at Stoke then he is, indeed the next best thing since sliced bread. Looks like the Potters have taken this claim very seriously and are looking to addAi??Tom Huddlestone to their already very prominent physical presence. Reports say that a possible deal got complicated because his potential ankle problems showed up in a medical. Hence, Stoke have decided to renegotiate with Tottenham with a view to insuring themselves, lest Huddlestoneai??i??s ankle problems prove to be more consistent than his performances.

TheHardTackle Verdict ai??i?? This is likely to go through post the renegotiation phase. The move suits all three parties involved and the existence of a common motive makes it all the more easier.

DANIEL STURRIDGE TO LIVERPOOL

Daniel Sturridge has spent most of his summer wondering about where he will exactly stand at Chelsea post the transfer window. However should Chelsea sign a striker (especially Cavani) before the conclusion of the window, then it is likely that Sturridge might find himself standing outside of Stamford Bridge gates. Liverpool might opt to go for Sturridge should they succumb to the advances from various clubs for the unwanted Andy Carroll.

TheHardTackle Verdict ai??i?? As of now, too many ifs and buts associated with this move. Much depends on what happens at Chelsea before or on deadline day.

DE ROSSI TO MAN CITY

Manchester City currently resemble a jilted lover refusing to give up on a love interest. Despite Daniele De Rossiai??i??s very public snub over a press conference in Rome, manager Roberto Mancini and the City hierarchy harbour hopes that Romaai??i??s weak financial position might force them to cash in on their legend.

TheHardTackle Verdict ai??i?? Difficult to call this one. It looks as if Manchester City are chasing a lost cause.

WILLIAN TO TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Willian has publicly reiterated his desire to move to London (Chelsea earlier, Tottenham now) on many occasions. However Shaktar are adamant that their star asset is worth ai??i??30m or more. The problem is obvious; only Shaktar seem to believe that Willian is worth that much. Neither Chelsea previously, nor Tottenham deem him worth that amount of money.

TheHardTackle Verdict ai??i?? Tottenham have the money to make this move, and the player wants it too. If push comes to shove, Spurs are likely to splash the cash and get him. Levy is unlikely to pay anywhere close to ai??i??30m, but could raise his offer enough to convince the decision makers at Shaktar to let go of the player.

TWEET STREET AND OTHER SOURCES

  • Mai??i??Baye Niang is close to finalizing a A?2m move to Everton
  • Lucas Biglia in talks with Norwich City
  • Theo Walcottai??i??s agents are negotiating with Arsenal over a new deal
  • Edin Dzeko could be on the verge of moving to Juventus after the Serie A team have failed to secure Llorente

CONFIRMED DEAL (S)

  • Nuri Sahin to Liverpool on a loan
  • Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson sign for Sunderland
  • F.C.Twente sign Dedryck Boyata on loan

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