Transfer Talk: Lawrie drives to Toffees

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Port Vale striker James Lawrie has joined Everton on a week's trial. The Northern Ireland international will be assessed with a possible decision made next week. "We cannot stand in his way. He goes with our blessing," Vale chairman Bill Bratt said of the 18-year-old.

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Move in the Cana for Bruce

Sunderland completed the £5m signing of Marseilles captain Lorik Cana last night. Cana has 31 caps for Albania and helped Marseilles to a second placed finish behind Bordeaux in Ligue 1 last season. Cana becomes Steve Bruce’s third signing and Bruce said: “He brings with him a tremendous amount of experience. To captain a side of Marseilles’ stature says a lot about the player and his character, and I’m sure he’ll go on to be a fantastic signing for Sunderland.”

Evans moves on

Manchester City forward Ched Evans has joined Sheffield United in a deal that could rise to £3m. “He’s young and we are delighted to have him,” Blades manager Kevin Blackwell said. “He is still learning the game and is an exciting prospect.” Evans will be joined at Bramall Lane by Keith Treacy, who has joined on loan from Blackburn. Meanwhile, Eastlands defender Shaleum Logan has joined Tranmere on a season’s loan.

Brazilian leaves The Lane

Tottenham defender Gilberto has had his contract at White Hart Lane cancelled by mutual consent. The 33-year-old joined from Hertha Berlin in January 2008 but failed to make an impact, playing just 10 games. Troy Archibald-Henville and Ben Alnwick have also departed the North Londoners, joining Exeter and Norwich for six- and three-month loans respectively.

Fox bhoyed by move North

Celtic have secured the signing of Coventry defender Danny Fox. "I'm a bit shellshocked," the 23-year-old said. "It's happened so fast but I'm delighted to be here, it's a dream come true."

Stoke squeeze Whitehead in

Stoke have completed the £3m signing of Sunderland midfielder Dean Whitehead. "Dean is a fantastic player and a great acquisition," Stoke manager Tony Pulis said. "[He] is a box- to-box midfielder who has a great engine and is a player I look forward to working with."

Tristan ties up Spanish move

Former West Ham and Spain striker Diego Tristan, 33, has joined Cadiz.

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Hleb unaware

Barcelona midfielder Alexander Hleb's agent says the club have yet to inform him of any move to Internazionale, with reports linking him to the Serie A club as part of the Zlatan Ibrahimovic/Samuel Eto'o swap deal.

Greening move turned down

Fulham have had a third offer for West Bromwich midfielder Jonathan Greening rejected. The Baggies captain handed in a transfer request earlier this month, but the Cottagers’ new £4m bid has failed.