Sunderland net £3.5m Argentinian

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Sunderland have agreed a deal to bring the Argentinian defender Julio Arca to Wearside. The 19-year-old left-back, who has dual nationality, will sign a five-year contract to seal a move worth around £3.5m once he has been issued with an Italian passport.

Sunderland have agreed a deal to bring the Argentinian defender Julio Arca to Wearside. The 19-year-old left-back, who has dual nationality, will sign a five-year contract to seal a move worth around £3.5m once he has been issued with an Italian passport.

The Wolves striker Ade Akinbiyi has agreed terms on his record-breaking £5m move to Leicester City and was due to complete his transfer yesterday subject to a medical.

The Portsmouth manager, Tony Pulis, is offering £2m for the Bristol Rovers striker Jason Roberts, rivalling an attempt by West Bromwich Albion to sight the player.

Richard Cresswell is on his way out of Sheffield Wednesday, with Preston North End and Danny Wilson's Bristol City in a £750,000 race to sign him.

Kevin Gallen is ready to leave Queen's Park Rangers for Huddersfield Town on a free transfer. The striker turned out for Steve Bruce's team last night on trial and is expected to clinch a contract this week. Bruce wants to check on the fitness of Gallen, who has been troubled by injury over the past two seasons.

The St Mirren striker Junior Mendes has joined fellow Scottish Premier League newcomers Dunfermline for a nominal fee. The Londoner has signed a three-year deal at East End Park and is expected to make his debut against Aberdeen on Saturday.

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