With the World Cup poised to get underway in a matter of hours, transfer rumours and news updates are running rampant as clubs are desperate to sign their players before the World Cup begins - their market value may increase, so they are eager to get their transfer business done quickly and efficiently to avoid a potential bidding war.
There have been more and more confirmed deals gone through already this summer, and although the start of the summer transfer window officially begins on the 1st of July, many clubs have signed agreements to buy players from other teams.
Here is the latest -
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has reportedly been told that he still has a future at the club, despite the impending £32million pound signing of fellow Spanish striker Diego Costa.
Meanwhile, young Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku is unsettled by the transfer talk, and is willing to leave Chelsea if it means that he will play first-team football.
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Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is interested in making a move for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch, who could be available for under £2million pounds.
Current Hull boss Steve Bruce is heavily linked with an approach to join Southampton as their new manager, while sacked Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood could come back to the Premier League with a move to West Brom.
Atletico Madrid's 29-year-old centre-back Miranda has confirmed that his agent is in talks with an English club about a potential move, with Manchester United interested in his services.
|Miranda is reportedly ready to sign a deal to join United, an estimated fee of £24m, his release clause.|
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Cardiff midfielder Gary Medel is reportedly pondering a potential move back to Spain and is linked with a move to Valencia, after the Welsh club got relegated this season.
Hull manager Steve Bruce has four clear transfer targets:
- Joleon Lescott from Manchester City
- Michael Dawson, who plays for Tottenham
- Jose Fonte from Southampton
- And, Blackpool winger Tom Ince
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DONE DEAL: PSG forward Jeremy Menez is set to undergo a medical before his proposed move to AC Milan is completed, he has already agreed terms with the Serie A side and is set to join in the coming days.
|Done deal - AC Milan have announced the signing of PSG forward Jeremy Menez|
|Maestro: Pirlo has signed a new contract deal at Juventus, ahead of the WC campaign with Italy|
"Both have remained faithful to this club right from the very start of their careers and they are also going to play an important role here in the future.
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Thank you for reading this post, I will have more footballing content over the next month - as the World Cup begins tonight!
Brazil vs Croatia - live at 9pm GMT.
On my blog: Coverage, reviews and analysis on each and every game during the World Cup 2014 - group games and the knock-out rounds.
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