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Transfer Talk: 8 June 2009

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Hull souped-up by Campbell

Hull City yesterday announced they have had a bid for striker Fraizer Campbell accepted by Manchester United. The 21-year-old enjoyed a successful loan spell at the KC Stadium during the 2007-08 season, scoring 15 goals in 32 starts to help the Tigers into the top-flight of English football for the first time. Campbell returned to Old Trafford last summer before joining Spurs on a season-long loan as part of the deal that took Dimitar Berbatov to United, but failed to impress, scoring just three goals in 22 games and making only two substitute appearances in the League since December. The Tigers have been given permission to open talks over the reported £6m move.

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Spurs striker light

With Fraizer Campbell ending his loan spell and Darren Bent and Roman Pavlyuchenko both rumoured to be on their way out, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has been linked with a number of forwards. Blackburn's injury-plagued Roque Santa Cruz and Real Madrid's Ruud van Nistelrooy, himself recovering from a knee operation, are the latest to be mentioned regarding a move.

Milan out for capital gains

With the future of Kaka appearing increasingly precarious, Milan are believed to be looking at Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas as a potential replacement for the Brazilian. Italian newspapers also link the Spaniard's team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor with a move to the San Siro, which would see the duo link up again with former Gunner Mathieu Flamini and the on-loan Philippe Senderos.

Chelsea look to Young

One of Carlo Ancelotti's first tasks at Chelsea will be to complete the capture of disenchanted Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Young, according to weekend reports. The 23-year-old has questioned the club's ambition following the departure of Gareth Barry and may move to London in search of Champions League football. Chelsea will look to fend off competition from Spurs, who have also predictably been linked with a move.

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Toffees talk tough

Everton manager David Moyes has warned clubs his best players will not depart Goodison this summer. Joleon Lescott has been linked with Manchester City, while the future of Tim Cahill has been questioned. Moyes, however, has insisted nobody is for sale from a squad that finished fifth in the Premier League and reached the FA Cup final. "People see Everton as not having much finance, but there's no way we'll be letting any players leave," he said. "The chairman's said that and I've made it clear. We've got stability with our players, they are all under long-term contracts and we don't need the money. I'd like money to spend, but I won't be giving up any of my players to raise that money."