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30 Juli 2008

Wednesday Transfer Clockwatch

13.31 Wolves manager Mick McCarthy will decide whether to sign trialist Ian Harte after Saturday's pre-season friendly with Blackburn. The Republic of Ireland international, who was released by Sunderland at the end of last season, played 75 minutes in the centre of midfield against Walsall on Tuesday.
13.27 Ipswich manager Jim Magilton has confirmed he is interested in signing Bobo Balde after the defender was told he could leave Celtic on a free transfer.
13.13 Northampton boss Stuart Gray is set to open discussions with Luke Guttridge over a permanent contract at Sixfields after the midfielder impressed during a trial spell.
12.54 Stockport have completed a loan deal to bring Wolves midfielder Stephen Gleeson back to Edgeley Park.
12.25 The agent of Andrei Arshavin has confirmed that Tottenham are in talks to sign the Russian playmaker, but says a deal is still a way off.
12.17 Birmingham have signed Kemy Agustien on a season-long loan deal from AZ Alkmaar. Blues will have the option to buy the midfielder next summer.
12.11 The agent of Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun has played down talk linking him with a move away from Anfield. Speculation has suggested that both Manchester City and West Ham could be interested.
12.00 Fulham have completed the signing of Swedish defender Fredrik Stoor from Rosenborg after a successful medical.
11.58 Reading's Nicky Shorey has admitted he does not know what the future holds for him. The defender has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs including Portsmouth this summer.
11.51 Steve Bruce is happy with the recruits he has brought to Wigan this summer and now plans to stop spending.
11.30 Real Madrid are adamant that Robinho will not be leaving to finance a move for Cristiano Ronaldo. Chelsea have been linked with the Brazilian, but Ramon Calderon says he can play in the same team as Ronaldo.
11.23 Blackpool have captured Daniel Nardiello and Zesh Rehman from Queens Park Rangers with Kaspars Gorkss moving to Loftus Road in exchange.
11.09 Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has insisted he is just a spectator in the Cristiano Ronaldo saga. Real have been in pursuit of the winger all summer but Calderon maintains he can do nothing except wait.
10.59 Doncaster are confident of tying up a permanent deal for Manchester City defender Matthew Mills in the next 24 hours.
10.41 More Scottish news, with Dundee United boss Craig Levein playing down talk of a move for Alan Gow of Rangers.
10.33 Striker Steve Lovell is on the brink of signing for Falkirk after flying out on the club's trip to Holland. The 27-year-old was released by Aberdeen at the end of last season.
10.23 Rennes manager Pierre Dreossi does not want to allow Stephane M'bia to join Everton and is set for contract discussions with the midfielder. The Toffees have also been linked with a move for Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.
10.00 Reports in Spain suggest that Real Madrid will complete the signing of Rafael Van der Vaart next week. They are understood to have lodged a bid of 10million euros (£7.8m) with Hamburg for the midfielder.
9.30 Barcelona's Marc Crosas has admitted he would be interested in a loan move to Celtic, but Sevilla are also looking to strike a temporary deal for the midfielder.
8.45Thomas Sorensen is set to hold talks with Premier League new boys Stoke over a possible move to the Britannia Stadium.
8.30John Oster has rejected an offer to join Derby after impressing on trial at Pride Park.
8.15 Real Madrid defender Pepe says everyone is frustrated with the ongoing transfer saga involving the club's pursuit of Cristiano Ronaldo.
8.05 See what stories and rumours have caught our eye in our look at Wednesday's newspapers in our Paper Talk section.
8.00 Manchester City chief Mark Hughes has confirmed Michael Johnsonhas been offered a new deal at Eastlands.
7.45 Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari says Florent Malouda will be staying at Stamford Bridge after being linked with a move away to Roma
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7.00 Welcome to our Wednesday transfer clockwatch. The market certainly seems to be hotting up in recent days, and we'll keep you right up to date with all the latest developments. In the meantime let us know who you think will be buying and selling this transfer window with our Summer Shopping feature.
Source: Sky Sport