Transfer Talk: Toni interests Hammers

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Luca Toni's agent Jose Alberti believes the Italian international is close to joining countryman Gianfranco Zola at West Ham. "I think it will happen," Albert said. "At Bayern Toni is not playing and Zola is a great friend of his."

Pompey pursue Naylor

Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storie has confirmed that the Fratton Park side are monitoring Celtic full-back Lee Naylor, while reiterating the club's desire to hold onto Sylvain Distin, Niko Kranjcar and David James.

Celtic after Indian takeaway

Celtic have been linked with Indian international Sunil Chhetri. "Celtic are having a serious look," the player's agent, Yogesh Joshee, said. "Celtic would prove a great chance to prove himself."

Latics eye double swoop

Wigan are in talks with Rayo Vallecano over moves for defender Antonio Amaya and midfielder Mohamed Diame.

Rothen right for Rovers

Paris St-Germain midfielder Jerome Rothen will travel to Blackburn for talks with Sam Allardyce on Monday.

Besiktas target Dos Santos

Besiktas have joined Ipswich Town in the race to sign Mexican international Giovani dos Santos from Tottenham.

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Happy Beyes

Newcastle defender Habib Beye has joined Aston Villa on a three-year deal.

Aquilani makes splash

Liverpool have completed the £20m signing of Roma midfielder Alberto Aquilani after the 25-year-old Italian international passed a medical.

Flying Finn heads to Fratton

Portsmouth have signed former Fulham goalkeeper Antti Niemi after persuading the Finn out of retirement.

Latics recruit Spaniards

Wigan have signed Roman Roman Golobart and Albert Serrano from Espanyol and Las Palmas respectively.

Huntelaar moves to Milan

Klass Jan Huntelaar has completed a move to Milan on a four-year contract after just one season at Real Madrid.

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Brummies denied Traore

Arsenal defender Armand Traore will not be moving to Birmingham on loan after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he would wait until the end of the transfer window to make a decision.

Bluebirds reject Ross bid

Cardiff have rejected an offer from Hull for Ross McCormack. The striker is also interesting Portsmouth.

Bodde remains with Swans

Bolton could end interest in Swansea midfielder Ferrie Bodde after failing to agree on a value for the midfielder.