Transfer Talk: Zaki bound for return

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Portsmouth have made a bid of £3m for Egyptian international and former Wigan striker Amr Zaki. The Fratton Park side have also been linked with a move for the former Chelsea, Middlesbrough and Liverpool midfielder Boudewijn Zenden, but could face competition from Blackburn for the Dutchman.

Wolves tie up two deals

Wolves yesterday signed the Rapid Vienna striker Stefan Maierhofer for £2m and the Ecuador international and former Everton midfielder Segundo Castillo on a season-long loan from Red Star Belgrade.

Xisco exits Newcastle

Newcastle striker Xisco has joined Racing Santander on loan after making just three league starts in 12 months at St James' Park.

Burnley court Cousin

Hull striker Daniel Cousin has been linked with a move to Burnley.

Pep content with squad

Barcelona have dismissed reports of a move for the Manchester City midfielder Robinho. "Something extraordinary will have to happen," Barca manager Pep Guardiola said of a potential move for the Brazilian international. "Robinho will not come. He was [City's] star signing last year and it would make no sense that they'd let him go now."