Transfer talk: Toffees in for Onuoha
Thursday 23 July 2009
Toffees in for Onuoha
The Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha is a target for Everton after the Merseysiders missed out on the Tottenham-bound Sheffield United full-back Kyle Naughton. The 22-year-old Onuoha is also interesting both Aston Villa and Spurs, with contract talks at Eastlands making slow progress.
Gudjohnsen open to return
Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen has refused to rule out a return to the Premier League. The former Chelsea player said: "I can't confirm whether I'm staying or leaving. My future is a little bit uncertain."
Spurs secure Blades duo
Tottenham have completed the signing of Sheffield United full-back Kyle Walker, along with team-mate Naughton, for an undisclosed fee. As part of the deal, Walker will remain at Bramall Lane on loan. The deal for Naughton puts the futures of Alan Hutton and Pascal Chimbonda in doubt, with the Blades' duo the 11th and 12th full-backs to arrive at Spurs in the last four years.
Mikel extends Blues stay
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has signed a new five-year deal at Stamford Bridge. "It was easy to commit to because I am happy here," the Nigerian said. "When the opportunity came it was good to sign after speaking to the club."
Vassell talking Turkey
Former England international Darius Vassell has completed his move to Turkish side Ankaragucu after being released by Manchester City at the end of last season.
New deal for Ebanks-Blake
Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake has signed a new contract, keeping the forward at Molineux until 2013.
Pompey reject bid for Distin
Portsmouth manager Paul Hart says the club turned down a bid for centre-back Sylvain Distin. Aston Villa have been holding an interest and Hart revealed of the 31-year-old: "We have only ever had one offer for him and I am not at liberty to say who from. But we said we were not interested under any circumstances."
Mascherano wants out
The agent of Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano claims the Argentine wants to quit the Premier League for a move to Spain. "Barcelona is the easiest deal to set up as Javier wants to go to Spain," Walter Tamer, Mascherano's agent, said. "He is tired of life in England."
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