Transfer talk (Thursday, 2 July)

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Villa meets with Barça

The Valencia striker David Villa is closing in on a move to Barcelona after reportedly meeting the Catalans' sporting director Txiki Beguristain. Barça are also set to turn their attentions once more to Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas.

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Edgar agrees Clarets deal

Burnley have snapped up Newcastle defender David Edgar on a free transfer. The Canadian, 22, agreed a four-year deal.

Surman sale boosts Saints

Wolves have signed Andrew Surman for around £1.2m from cash-strapped Southampton. The versatile 22-year old has signed a three-year deal.

Davis joins Bolton

Midfielder Sean Davis has joined Bolton on a free transfer from Portsmouth. "I wanted to move to a club where I can play my football and be appreciated."

Ramsay extends contract

The 18-year-old Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsay has signed a contract extension. The Welsh international made 22 appearances is all competitions last season.

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City release quartet

Danny Mills, Darius Vassell, Michael Ball and Dietmar Hamann have all been released by Manchester City.