Transfer talk: 04/07/2009

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Bayern continue tracking Bosingwa

Bayern Munich will maintain their pursuit of Chelsea's Jose Bosingwa to solve their problematic right-back spot. Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claimed that negotiations are ongoing despite a failure to agree a fee. "We are convinced about Bosingwa," he said. "I don't think the book has been closed on this issue yet."

Adebayor could leave

Arsène Wenger admitted yesterday that Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor could engineer a move away from Arsenal. "If he does not want to stay, he will leave," the Arsenal manager said. When asked of his interest in the Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh, Wenger responded: "Yes, but only in the event of a departure."

Vieri heads for Blackburn

Former Italy striker Christian Vieri, 35, is set to sign for Blackburn Rovers, according to reports in Italy. The much-travelled forward, who has played for Juventus, Internazionale, Atletico Madrid and Milan, spent last season with Atalanta .

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Halford goes the extra mile

Defender Greg Halford has joined Wolves from Sunderland for £2m on a three-year deal. It is his third permanent move in just two years.

Possebon Braga-bound

The Manchester United midfielder Rodrigo Possebon has agreed a one-year loan deal with Portuguese side Sporting Braga. The 20-year-old Brazilian made eight appearances for United in all competitions last season.

Gibbs extends deal

The Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs has signed a new long-term contract at the club. Gibbs, who made the step-up to the first team last season because of Gaël Clichy's injury, excelled in the European Under-21 Championship this summer. Arsène Wenger, the Arsenal manager, said: "Kieran made such a great impact last season and the progress he made throughout the year was fantastic. Kieran is an intelligent player with huge quality and he proved last season with his performances that he has great potential."

Cottee goes home

Former West Ham striker Tony Cottee has rejoined the club as an ambassador, charged with raising the Hammers' profile at home and abroad.

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Keogh staying put

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey has refuted speculation that Leicester City are poised to sign striker Andrew Keogh for £1.5m. The arrival of Kevin Doyle from Reading put Keogh's future in doubt, but Moxey insisted:, "It is nonsense – there has been no bid for Andy Keogh."

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