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Transfer talk: Featuring Tevez, Rooney and Carroll

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Chelsea have now joined the race for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. The England international wants to leave Old Trafford this summer and handed in an official transfer request at the start of the month. Rumours persist that he is unwilling to play under David Moyes which is only exacerbating his desire to leave. £30 million is being quoted as a potential price for the player.

Andy Carroll reportedly has surprise new suitors as French club AS Monaco reportedly joined the race for his signature. The England international is still not wanted at Liverpool despite his recent run of form for West Ham on his loan spell. West Ham are struggling to afford the 24-year-old on a permanent deal but Monaco could get much closer to the original £35 million paid to Newcastle for the bullish front-man.

The protracted transfer of Razvan Rat to West Ham does however seem to have been confirmed. The Shakhtar Donetsk left-back is a free transfer in the summer and he is now expected to reject Marseille in order to move to London.

Carlos Tevez has told French media he would be open to a move to France - fuelling rumours of a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain or AS Monaco. The Argentine admits he is still happy in the Premier League but would be excited at the thought of joining either project.

In other news …

- Sunderland are still chasing Lazio centre-back Modibo Diakite despite Fiorentina being the favourites for the player. He is also after Valentin Roberge of Maritimo as well as Mauro Zarate.


- Darren Bent is likely to leave Aston Villa this summer with Fulham the main contenders.


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