Transfer talk: Premier pair make Duff bid

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Fulham and Everton have been linked with £4m bids for Newcastle midfielder Damien Duff, with the Toffees also interested in Magpies defender Steven Taylor, as speculation continues over the future of Joleon Lescott.

Turk interests Prem duo

Wolves and Everton (again) have made enquiries about wantaway Middles-brough striker Tuncay. The Teessiders want around £8m for the Turkish international, but will accept £6m.

Potters defender in demand

Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross says he is "not fussed" about speculation linking the 22-year-old with moves to Liverpool and West Ham. "I'm a Stoke player," he said. "And until someone tells me otherwise, I'll still be a Stoke player."

Clarets hope to get on Bikey

Burnley have confirmed their interest in Reading centre-back Andre Bikey. "I have made an enquiry," the Clarets' manager Owen Coyle said. "He is one of a number of players we have asked about."

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Tigers swoop for duo

Hull have strengthened their squad with the signings of Republic of Ireland international Stephen Hunt, from Reading, and Celta Vigo's Algerian striker Kamel Ghilas. Both have signed four-year contracts at the KC Stadium and could make their debuts in the season's opener at Chelsea tomorrow.

Pompey Borre with signing

Portsmouth have signed the Belgium international Anthony Vanden Borre from Serie A side Genoa. The 21-year-old, who can play as both a right-sided full-back and winger, moves to Fratton Park on a season-long loan deal.

Vignal moves to blues

Birmingham City have signed the French left-back Grégory Vignal from Ligue 1 side Lens. "He's a good athlete," manager Alex McLeish said. "He's mobile, strong and aggressive."

Wolves re-sign defender

Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne has returned to Wolves on loan for a season. The England Under-21 international, who has also signed a new four-year deal at Stamford Bridge, played 10 games for Wolves on loan last season.

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Sneijder determined to stay

The Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder has stated his intention to remain at Real Madrid. "I want to fight for my place," the 25-year-old said.

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