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Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has admitted to making an approach for Leicester striker Chris Wood after watching his side defeat Norwich 1-0.
I don’t really want to talk about other team’s players. We have made an approach, but we have got a long way to go in terms of sealing him as a Wolves player.

We are hearing reports that Aston Villa winger Aleksandar Tonev is set to leave the Premier League club and is heading north of the border to join Scottish champions Celtic on a season-long loan deal.

A message to the Arsenal fans from Thomas Vermaelen after his move to Barcelona.

Thomas Vermaelen
After 5 years at @Arsenal it’s time for me to move on. Thanks for your support, it was a huge honour to be a Gunner!

After their Community Shield triumph, Tomas Rosicky thinks Arsenal have a much stronger squad and expects them to go close to winning the Premier League title.

Here’s the full story on the news we brought you earlier, with West Brom captain Chris Brunt signing a new three-year contract with the club, much to the delight of manager Alan Irvine.
Chris is an influential figure both on and off the pitch. He has the respect of all the players and staff and is a top class professional.

All the day’s transfer news as Everton close in on another signing and QPR target a World Cup midfielder.

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is hoping that Arturo Vidal will stay at the club, despite reports heavily linking him with a move to Manchester United. Vidal’s future has been the subject of much speculation throughout the summer, but Juventus insist he will only be allowed to leave if he asks for a move.

Paul Pogba is hoping to continue playing with Arturo Vidal at Juventus

West Bromwich Albion have announced that Chris Brunt has penned a new long-term deal to stay with the club.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have agreed a fee for Leicester City striker Chris Wood. The 22-year-old, who joined the Foxes permanently from West Brom in January last year, has fallen down the pecking order in Nigel Pearson’s side following the arrival of record signing of Leonardo Ulloa.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has described Dejan Lovren as a “perfect signing” for the club after his display in the friendly win over Borussia Dortmund.

For most of the summer it looked as though Loic Remy would be on his way out of Queens Park Rangers, having spent last season on loan at Newcastle and then being targeted by Liverpool. However, a move to Anfield collapsed and he is now set to start the Premier League season at Loftus Road, with Harry Redknapp insisting he is focused on performing well for QPR.
He’s here, he wants to work and get in the team.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is optimistic about his side’s prospects in the Premier League this season after a successful summer in the transfer market. 

Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas thinks the Gunners have a strong enough midfield after Arsene Wenger dismissed reports linking them with Sami Khedira.

Marc Albrighton has welcomed a change of scenery and is hoping that new club Leicester City can emulate Swansea following his summer switch from Aston Villa. The 24-year-old progressed through Villa’s youth system before making his debut in 2009, but struggled to hold a regular place during his final two years at the club and was subsequently allowed to leave as a free agent this summer.

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon wasn’t surprised to see Fraser Forster leave for Southampton as the Scottish champions must continue to move players on to balance the books.

Here is more on the news that Dutch winger Ibrahim Afellay has left Barcelona to join Greek champions Olympiakos on a season-long loan. The 28-year-old has made 35 appearances for the Barca first team since joining in 2010 but injuries have plagued his personal ambitions at the Nou Camp.

As both a Manchester United striker and Liverpool defender are linked with moves to Italy.

Pepe Reina says he couldn’t turn down the chance to join Bayern Munich under Pep Guardiola and is settling in well.
Swansea defender Chico Flores has issued a fond farewell to the club’s fans after leaving to join Qatari side Lekhwiya.

Barcelona have confirmed that Ibrahim Afellay has joined Olympiakos on loan for the forthcoming season.

We’re hearing reports from Holland that former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o has been offered to Eredivisie duo Ajax and PSV Eindhoven. The management team of the veteran Cameroon international are said to have been in touch with both clubs, although PSV have balked at the forward’s wage demands. Ajax, however, remain a possible destination, with technical director Marc Overmars having held a meeting with the player and his agents in Paris.

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