Transfer Talk: Tuesday 21 July

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Chamakh still keen on England move

"We keep an eye on him," Wenger said of the 25-year-old, who has also been linked with Fulham and Spurs. "If we went for a striker he would be one of the possibilities."

Elm close to Everton switch

Everton are closing in on the signing of Sweden international Rasmus Elm. The 21-year-old Kalmar midfielder, who has also attracted the interest of Fulham, was shown round the Toffees' training ground last week.

Ricketts tracked by Premiership duo

Hull manager Phil Brown has admitted Wales defender Sam Ricketts is being pursued by two clubs, believed to be Everton and Portsmouth.

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Latics secure McCarthy deal

Hamilton midfielder James McCarthy, 18, has agreed a £1.2m deal to join Wigan. He turned down a move to Wolves, having also interested Spurs and Celtic.

Fulham hope Riise will shine

Fulham hope to complete a deal for Lillestrom midfielder Bjorn Helge Riise, younger brother of former Liverpool left back John Arne. The Norway international is due to undergo a medical this afternoon.

Korean moves to the Reebok

Bolton Wanderers have agreed terms with FC Seoul for the signing of 21-year-old South Korea international Lee Chung-Yong. "We have decided to agree to transfer Lee for the player's own good," a statement from the Koreans read.

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Alves bid rejected by Boro

Middlesbrough have turned down a £3m bid from an unnamed side for striker Afonso Alves. "It wasn't something we deemed to be

acceptable," manager Gareth Southgate said of the bid for the £12m Brazilian. "To be honest, it wasn't anywhere near what we would accept."

Alonso to hold talks

Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso will meet manager Rafael Benitez for talks over his future after joining the club's pre-season tour. "In the next few days, there will be time for that," the Real Madrid target said.

Baggies reject Fulham again

West Bromwich Albion have rejected an improved £3.25m bid from Fulham for captain Jonathan Greening.