Transfer Talk: Redknapp wants Vieira

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The Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp insists that age is not a concern in his attempt to sign the former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira from Internazionale. "I'm still interested in Patrick," Redknapp said of the 33-year-old midfielder. "You need players who have been there and done it." .

Gattuso pleads for big-name signings at Milan

The Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has urged the club's president, Silvio Berlusconi to sign a top-quality replacement for the departed Kaka. "We'll be hoping for a gift from our president," The Italian international said. "Something is missing in all parts, but if someone arrives we can do very well." Milan are reported to be keen on signing Juventus striker David Trezeguet.

Bruce after Bent

The Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has admitted he is interested in bringing Tottenham Darren Bent to the Stadium of Light. "We have to agree a fee," Bruce said of the ongoing negotiations with Spurs. "But we are talking."

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Barça to Unveil Zlatan

The Internazionale Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has arrived at Barcelona ahead of an unveiling later this evening. Ibrahimovic underwent a medical with the Nou Camp side last night. The transfer deal will see the Barcelona forward Samuel Eto-o move the other way in a part-exchange deal plus £38.9m for the Swedish International.

Trotters secure double signing

Bolton Wanderers has confirmed the double signing of defender Zat Knight from Aston Villa and left-back Sam Ricketts from Hull City. "I am sure that they will fit i to the squad," said the Trotters manager, Gary Megson. Meanwhile, Bolton are close signing the the South Korean International Lee Chung-yong from FC Seoul for £2.1, "The contract will be signed officially after a work permit is issued," a statement from the K-League side said.

Boro accept Mido offer

Middlesbrough have accepted an offer for the Egyptian striker Mido from an unnamed club. The Boro manager Gareth Southgate admitted this week that he accepts the 26-year-old will leave the club before the season starts. Reports in Egypt have suggested that that offer has come from Mido's old side Zamalek.

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Tigers no to Thomas

Hull City manager Phil Brown has decided against offering Jerome Thomas a contract after the former Charlton winger had a trial with the Tigers this week. "We didn't feel that Jerome was going to improve what we've already got," Brown said of the free agent.

McCormack wants to leave

The Hull City target 22-year-old Cardiff City striker Ross McCormack has denied handing in a transfer request.

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