Tottenham Hotspur Manager Juande Ramos has hailed Giovani dos Santos as an "exciting signing" after finalising his move from Barcelona for an initial £4.7m. The 19-year-old Mexico international who signed a five-year deal, could cost £8.6m depending on appearances. Barcelona have retained the right to 20 per cent of any fee if the teenager moves on from Spurs in the next two years and 10 per cent if he is sold later in his contract.
Marseilles in for Boulahrouz
Chelsea defender Khalid Boulahrouz is a target for Marseilles. The 26-year-old has spent the past season on loan at Seville but Eric Gerets, the French club's coach, admitted yesterday that he has asked his club's directors to try to buy the Dutchman.
Porritt agrees deal with Boro
Nathan Porritt, 18, who represented England at the Under-17s World Cup last year, has signed a two-year deal. A left-sided midfielder or striker, Porritt was in the news in 2006 when the BBC's Panorama alleged that the then 15-year-old had been offered to Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle without Boro's consent.
Barry presses O'Neill for move
The Aston Villa captain Gareth Barry has stepped up pressure on Aston Villa to allow him a move to Anfield. The England midfielder has phoned the Villa manager Martin O'Neill at the European Championship to plead for progress on the move and hopes a compromise deal can be thrashed out at around £15m. The Espanyol winger Albert Riera is another target for Rafael Benitez.
YESTERDAY'S COMPLETED MOVES
David Rozehnal (Newcastle United) to Lazio; £2.9m
Gareth Edds (MK Dons) to Tranmere Rovers; FreeReuse content