Transfer talk (Thursday, 16 July)

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Spurs linked to Negredo

Tottenham were last night understood to be closing in on the signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Negredo. Sources close to Real's training camp in Dublin said the forward, who scored 19 goals on loan at Almeria last season, would join a Premier League club before the weekend. Both Liverpool and Spurs have been tracking the £15m-rated Negredo.

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Brown wants Bobby

Hull City have agreed a fee of £5m with Fulham for striker Bobby Zamora.

Barry to Brum?

Barry Ferguson will have talks with Birmingham City after Rangers accepted a £1m bid for the midfielder.

Potters in for Whitehead

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has confirmed the club is in negotiations with Stoke over midfielder Dean Whitehead.

Megson makes Korea move

Bolton are closing in on the signing of winger Lee Chung-yong, according to the South Korean international's agent.

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Latics secure Scotland

Wigan have announced the signing of Swansea's Jason Scotland after obtaining a work permit for the Trinidadian striker.

Burnley sign United starlet

Defender Richard Eckersley has left Manchester United to sign a four-year deal at Turf Moor.

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Greening to exit

West Brom's Jonathan Greening has made a transfer request.

Tudgay staying at Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday have rejected Burnley's offer for striker Marcus Tudgay.

Mendy open to switch

Bernard Mendy has indicated a desire to leave Hull City. "If there is a good offer from a good club, I will leave," he said.