Transfer talk: Moyes moves for midfielder

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Moyes moves for midfielder

Everton hope to secure a work permit for midfielder Ever Banega this week. Toffees manager David Moyes is looking to sign the 21-year-old Valencia and Argentina midfielder on a season-long loan, with a view to making the deal permanent next summer.

Vidic agent denies done deal

Nemanja Vidic's agent has confirmed the Manchester United defender is "happy" at the club. Reports had suggested the Serbian would depart if Barcelona showed interest. "It would be a dream for Vidic to play for Barcelona," the defender's agent said. "If Barça do make an offer then it is up to United to make a decision."

Reds close to Kyrgiakos

Former Rangers defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos is close to completing a £1.5m move from AEK Athens to Liverpool. "I would like to inform the fans of AEK," the 30-year-old said, "That on Monday I received an offer from Liverpool, which I have accepted."

Greening gone?

West Bromwich Albion captain Jonathan Greening's move to Fulham appears closer after the midfielder was left out of the squad for the 3-2 victory at Peterborough on Tuesday. "The clubs are negotiating," West Brom manager Roberto di Matteo said. "I didn't feel it was right for Jonno to be involved."

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Rovers swoop for Salgado

Veteran right-back Michel Salgado has signed a two-year contract at Blackburn Rovers. The 33-year-old was released by Real Madrid earlier this summer after enjoying 10 trophy-laden years at the Bernabeu, which included two Champions League titles.

taylor extends reebok stay

Bolton midfielder Matt Taylor has signed a one-year extension to his contract at the Reebok Stadium, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2012.

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O'Neill unaware

Martin O'Neill has dismissed reports linking defender Luke Young with a move to Hull. "It's news to me," the Villa manager said of the potential move. "I would have thought a move would be the last thing on his mind."

Chamakh resigned to stay

Arsenal and West Ham target Marouane Chamakh has suggested he will commit to Bordeaux for the rest of the season if he cannot sign for another club by next week. "I am going to wait until Monday to announce that I will stay," the striker said.

Bayern would have sold

Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness says the club would have sold midfielder Franck Ribéry this summer had they received the right offer.