Transfer talk: Cech courted by Celtic

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Cech courted by Celtic

Marek Cech's agent claims that manager Tony Mowbray wants to take the West Bromwich Albion player with him to Celtic. Juraj Venglos also revealed that the left-back is wanted by Steve McClaren's FC Twente. "Apart from the Dutch club, Celtic are also maintaining their strong interest."

Hull's Turner in demand

Phil Brown has claimed that three Premier League clubs have enquired about his Hull City defender Michael Turner. Brown is unwilling to sell one of his star players, but admitted: "If someone decided to come in and reach the price tag, then there's a possibility we may lose him."

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Drogba to sign new contract

Didier Drogba has agreed terms on a new three-year contract with Chelsea which he will sign when Carlo Ancelotti's side return from their tour of the United States. The striker's existing deal was due to expire next year and Drogba had been linked with a move to Italy after growing disenchanted under previous manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Malouda extends Blues stay

Florent Malouda has signed a new three-year deal at Chelsea. "I am really happy because it shows a mutual trust between the club and myself, and for me it is just the beginning of the story," the French international winger said.

Blades set for Evans capture

Sheffield United have closed in on the signing of the Manchester City striker Ched Evans. The Bramall Lane club have agreed a fee of £1.5m for the Welsh international, which could rise as high as £3m.

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Roman not bound for Roma

The agent of Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has dismissed reports that the Russian is poised for a move to AS Roma. Viktor Kolar, the 28-year-old's representative, said: "I don't know anything; I don't have any idea how they can write that Roman will be at Roma."

Zamora's Hull move off

Fulham striker Bobby Zamora's switch to Hull City is set to fall through.

Scotland no go for Mido

Returning Middlesbrough striker Mido has been left out of the club's tour of Scotland.