Transfer Talk: Tuesday 16 June

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Trotters in hunt for Miguel

Bolton are resuming their bid to sign Portuguese midfielder Miguel Veloso, with their offer for a player who has slipped out of the reckoning in Carlos Queiroz's national squad likely to be around £9m. Bolton failed to meet Sporting's valuation in January for a player whose fall-out with his coach at Lisbon allowed former Middlesbrough midfielder Fabio Rochemback to edge him out of the side.

Roma are lining up a £5m bid for the Middlesbrough captain Emanuel Pogatetz. The Serie A club made an approach for the 26-year-old in April after watching him skipper Austria against Romania.

Dietmar Hamann, out of favour at Manchester City, is in talks with 1860 Munich, which would pave the way for a return to his native Germany, 11 years after he left Bayern Munich for Newcastle.

Gomez paves way for Pav

Spurs striker Roman Pavlyuchenko is being targetted by Bundesliga outfit VfB Stuttgart as a replacement for Mario Gomez.

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Barnes lands Tranmere job

John Barnes has been named Tranmere manager after nine months in charge of Jamaica. Former Liverpool team-mate Jason McAteer has been named assistant.

Wolves snap up Serb

Mick McCarthy has secured the signature of Serbian international Nenad Milijas. The central midfielder was Red Star Belgrade's top scorer last season with 16 goals.

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Clichy snubs Madrid

Gael Clichy has reaffirmed his commitment to Arsenal. "I have a contract which I intend to respect," the defender, who has been linked with Real Madrid, said.

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