Transfer talk (Wednesday, 24 June)

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Vieira takes break in Paris

Paris St-Germain are interested in the former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieria. "Sébastien Bazin [the PSG president] and Patrick are in negotiations," said the club's manager Antoine Kombouare.

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Stuart taylor made for City

Aston Villa goalkeeper Stuart Taylor yesterday became Manchester City's second signing in two days, after Roque Santa Cruz's arrival from Blackburn. The 28-year-old provides back-up to Shay Given.

Florent remains at Bridge

Chelsea's French midfielder Florent Malouda has signed a two-year extension to his contract at Stamford Bridge.

Sousa unveiled at Swans

Paulo Sousa has been named Swansea manager on a three-year deal, replacing the Wigan-bound Roberto Martinez.

Olof parts ways with old lady

Former Aston Villa defender Olof Mellberg yesterday joined Olympiakos in a €2.5m move after one season at Juventus.

Shunsuke says Sayonara

Espanyol have reached an agreement for Japan midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura following his departure from Celtic.

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Bolton balk at price tag

Bolton's hopes of signing West Bromwich defender Paul Robinson have diminished after the Baggies rated him at £1m.