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There hasn't been much ink committed to contracts this week, with Marveaux's move to Newcastle and Phil Jones committing to Manchester United the two exceptions.

Sebastian Larsson will be back in the Premier League after agreeing a move to Sunderland, while Norwich have taken United's Belgian defender Richard de Laet on loan for next season.

Bolton have held on to Ricardo Gardner on reduced terms after his move to West Ham fell through.


Roma are close to tying up Barcelona striker Bojan (right), who has been disillusioned by being offered as a makeweight in the Alexis Sanchez deal.

Arsenal are rumoured to be close to signing Lille striker Gervinho and Blackburn's Christopher Samba. Tottenham are close to signing 19-year-old Ghana defender Benjamin Baah on a three-year deal from South African Supersport United.


Celtic are keen on signing Israel striker Omer Damari as they look to bulk-up their forward options, according to his international team-mate Beram Kayal.

"Omer and I talked in January and also less than two months ago. He asked me about the offer and I gave him a strong recommendation," Kayal said.

Manchester United and Manchester City are both fighting it out with Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid for the signature of Lens defender Raphael Varane.

Irish Independent