Sunday 19 February 2017

Done deals

Published 01/08/2011 | 05:00

Javier Pastore is expected to complete his move to Paris Saint-Germain this week having agreed terms with the Ligue 1 club. Palermo will pocket an initial €42m from the Parisians in a move that would smash the French transfer record. Chelsea were among a number of suitors for the Argentinian 22-year-old, but the Leonardo-coached side beat them to the prize. West Ham have snapped up Ireland international Joey O'Brien, while Holland goalkeeper Martin Stekelenburg has agreed terms with Roma.

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LIKELY LADS

SWANSEA have agreed a fee of £2m with Newcastle United for winger Wayne Routledge, while Middlesbrough frontman Leroy Lita is also on their wishlist.

Sporting Lisbon are close to signing Nicklas Bendtner from Arsenal in a £7m deal. Keith Andrews could be on his way to Leeds United after the Yorkshire club opened talks with Blackburn to take the Irish midfielder on loan. Dundee United have accepted a £2m offer from Blackburn for striker David Goodwillie.

LONG SHOTS

Harry Redknapp is hoping to trump Arsenal in the race to sign Juan Mata from Valencia.

Daniel Sturridge's form has been such in pre-season that Bolton's chances of getting the young striker back on loan have receded. Genoa are targeting Alberto Gilardino, which in turn could bring Antonio Cassano from Milan to Fiorentina.

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