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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Transfer Watch

TOTTENHAM Hotspur have renewed their interest in Miguel Veloso (right) after watching the Sporting midfield player score in the Portuguese Cup win over Braga on Sunday.

The Portugal player has switched agents recently to secure a move after Bolton Wanderers failed to reach an agreement last summer. Barcelona are also interested in the 23-year-old. Sporting have lined up Pedro Mendes, currently of Glasgow Rangers and formerly of Portmouth, as a replacement.

Decent bets

Blackburn Rovers have expressed an interest in Andwele Slory, the striker who is out of contract at Feyenoord this summer. He has scored four goals in 13 league appearances this season.

Inter Milan have confirmed that Patrick Vieira is expected to leave, with interest from Manchester City.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are in talks to sign Fode Mansare, the Toulouse and Guinea left winger, on loan. Fulham are set to sign Stefano Okaka, the 20-year-old Roma striker, on loan for the season.

Arsenal could lose Fran Merida, the midfield player who is out of contract this summer and is wanted by Atletico Madrid.

Birmingham City hope to complete the signing of Michel, the midfield player, for £3m from Sporting Gijon. Olivier Kapo, the midfield player, expects to move to Boulogne after growing unhappy about his playing opportunities at Wigan Athletic.

Middlesbrough are trying to sign Kris Boyd, the Rangers striker (right), and sell Didier Digard, the midfielder, to Nice.

Dead certs

Sheffield United have signed Richard Cresswell after the striker's loan from Stoke City.


West Ham United and Hull City have been offered Nuno Gomes, the 33-year-old Benfica forward, and Osvaldo, the Bologna striker.

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