Transfer talk (Saturday 18th July)

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Gunter Back at City Ground

Tottenham defender Chris Gunter has agreed a move to Nottingham Forest, where he spent time on loan last season. Forest are also hopeful of sealing a deal for the Preston midfielder Paul McKenna, after having a £750,000 bid accepted for the 31-year-old.

New arrivals at the Kop?

Liverpool are close to completing the signing of 16-year-old Dane, Nikolaj Kohlert, from Esbjergs. "The only thing remaining is the personal contract," the midfielder's agent, Allan Nielsen, said. Meanwhile, the club's hopes of signing Alberto Aquilani remain alive, despite the Roma midfielder's agent seemingly ruling out a move this week. "We need to be open," Roma coach, Luciano Spalletti, said. "And listen to any type of offers that are proposed."

Ibrahimovic and Eto'o swap

Internazionale and Barcelona have agreed an exchange deal for Inter striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Barça forward Samuel Eto'o.

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Brum finalise Ferguson move

Barry Ferguson has completed his £1.2m move from Scottish champions Rangers to Birmingham City. Ferguson rejoins former manager Alex McLeish at St Andrew's, signing a three-year deal.

Sahar heads for Spain

Chelsea striker Ben Sahar has left the London club to sign a three-year deal with La Liga side Espanyol.

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Lescott offer dismissed

Everton have rejected a £15m bid from Manchester City for their England international defender Joleon Lescott.