Transfer Talk: Monday 29 June

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Jacobsen set for Rovers

Lars Jacobsen is set to sign for Blackburn Rovers this week having decided not to renew his contract at Everton. The Danish international centre-half is out of contract and has decided to leave Everton for the offer of a better chance of first-team football under Sam Allardyce. The 29-year-old signed a one-year deal with Everton last summer but missed much of the season with injury.



Gudjohnsen wants return to England

The former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen looks likely to return to the English football, with the Barcelona forward favouring a move to West Ham to reunite with former strike partner Gianfranco Zola. "There is a lot of interest from the Premier League," the 30-year-old said. "I had a great time with Chelsea and Gianfranco and I know the game inside out. I know I would adapt easily to the football there."



Carlisle close in on Robson

Carlisle United are optimistic that they will sign Hartlepool United winger Matty Robson on a free transfer this week. "I spoke with Matt and his agent and they were both very positive." the Blues manager Greg Abbott said.



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Van Persie set to stay

Robin van Persie has insisted he wants to stay at Arsenal, despite speculation linking him with a move away from the Emirates Stadium this summer. "I'm not in negotiations with any other club – just Arsenal," the Dutch forward said. "I see potential at Arsenal."



Bayern try to keep Ribery

The Bayern Munich sporting director Christian Nerlinger believes the club can convince Franck Ribéry to stay by matching his lofty ambitions. Nerlinger is convinced he can lure top players to the Allianz Arena to build a team around Ribéry. "We have got to provide Franck with the perspective of being on the same level as Europe's elite," Nerlinger said. Ribéry has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks as a replacement for Real Madrid bound Cristiano Ronaldo.



Dzeko staying at Wolfsburg

The Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko, who is reportedly a transfer target for Milan and Arsenal, has revealed he is staying at the Volkswagen Arena next season, but against his will. "I am staying at Wolfsburg," the 23-year-old forward said, "but I am not happy. I would like to join Milan, but I am tied to a contract and the club have decided not to release me."

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