Larsson begins talks
The Birmingham City midfielder Sebastian Larsson has started negotiations to sign a new contract at St Andrew's. "I'd be happy to sign [a new deal]," the Swede said. "If we want the same thing, then I am sure it will be sooner rather than later."
Ribéry staying at Munich
Bayern Munich's Franck Ribéry has denied wanting to force a transfer to Real Madrid, and has stated he is happy at the Allianz Arena. "I never said I wanted to go to Real Madrid," the 26-year-old French international said. "If I had wanted to leave, I would have made an announcement. What bothers me is that I have never spoken about it [a move]."
Brown's Turner warning
The Hull City manager, Phil Brown, has informed clubs that they will have to pay £10m to prise the defender Michael Turner away from the KC Stadium. "You do desperately try and hang on to your better players," the Tigers manager said. "Michael Turner's worth £10m to us, he might not be worth that to somebody else, but he is to us." The 25-year-old has attracted the interest of the Liverpool manager, Rafael Benitez, over the summer.
Chamakh to run down deal?
Marouane Chamakh has suggested that he will run down his contract with Bordeaux and move for free on a Bosman transfer next year if he is not allowed a move this summer. "We will try to sort out a transfer," the Moroccan striker said. "Maybe I will stay [this season], but for me there is no question of signing an extension." The 25-year-old has one year left on his contract and has recently been linked with Arsenal and Sunderland.
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