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Blackburn eye Best to boost promotion bid

LEON BEST will this week move closer to a move to Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

The Ireland international still has two years left on his contract at Newcastle United but Blackburn are eager to snap up the former Coventry City man for their promotion challenge.

Best has stated that he needs regular first team football if he is to win back his place in the Ireland squad. The striker's last cap came in the friendly against Brazil in March 2010.

Craig Bellamy is the target of another ambitious move by Championship side Cardiff City.

The club's new Malaysian owners want him to fire the club to promotion next season.

Fabio Borini has ended any speculation linking him to Liverpool after he decided to join Roma instead and Manchester City are looking to bolster their strike force with the signing of either Atletico Madrid's Radamael Falcao or Edinson Cavani of Napoli.

Arsenal players Denilson and Carlos Vela look likely to stay with the club after permanent deals broke down.

Stoke City are in talks to sign Houston Dynamo defender Geoff Cameron while West Brom and Everton are chasing former Rangers duo Steven Naismith and Steven Whitaker.