Leeds United have confirmed the signing of Crewe Alexandra’s Luke Murphy for around £1 million. The 23-year-old came through the famous Crewe academy system and signs a three-year deal with the Championship side despite interest from the Premier League.
Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar says he is looking to stay in London. The Brazilian is being heavily tipped to make the switch to Arsenal following QPR’s relegation from the Premier League: “I love the city and I'm enjoying living there,” said the QPR man.
Swansea City have entered the race to sign Tom Ince from Blackpool. Cardiff have tabled an £8 million offer for the winger but Liverpool are yet to respond, as they have first option on re-signing him, and now the Swans are thought to have started talks with Blackpool over a possible deal.
Birmingham City winger Nathan Redmond is on the radar of Norwich City. Norwich boss Chris Hughton confirmed he is looking to sign the player: “I worked with him at Birmingham. He has done very well and he is a very exciting young player,” the Norwich boss told Sky Sports News.
Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers are chasing FC Lens midfielder Samba Sow. The Mali international had a trial with Nottingham Forrest last summer but now seems ready to make the switch into English football, with Blackburn and Bolton the leading clubs interested.
Bolton Wanderers have completed the signing of West Ham United winger Robert Hall on a three-year deal. The 19-year-old spent the final part of last season on loan with the Championship club and seems to have made the switch in order to get regular first team football.
Barnsley boss David Flitcroft has signed teenage goalkeeper Christian Dibble. Dibble’s deal expired with Bury and the 19-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the possibility of extending that contract for a further year. Dibble says he will use the move to develop all areas of his game.
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