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Transfer talk: Featuring Negredo, Bale and Meireles

Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Sunderland and Crystal Palace all feature.

Manchester City right back Maicon has left the club and returned to Italy with Roma. The Brazilian swashbuckler only arrived at City last summer but only featured in 13 games for the club. He is believed to have moved to the Italian capital on a deal worth £3 million.

But while Maicon may be on his way out it looks as though Alvaro Negredo will on his way in. The Spanish international is expected to undergo a medical within the next 24 hours before putting the final touches to a £20 million move from Sevilla. He will join former team-mate Jesus Navas at the club.

Crystal Palace have snapped up Spanish under-20 international midfielder Jose Campana from Sevilla for a fee believed to be in the region if £1.75 million:

"I'm delighted to become a Crystal Palace player. Over the last two years, I've had some problems with my hometown club, but I'm really excited to play in the Premier League.’’

Rumours this morning suggest that Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward’s decision to fly home early from Sydney to take care of transfer business was related to an apparent £60 million bid about to be submitted for Gareth Bale.

They see Bale as the perfect distraction method from the current Wayne Rooney saga.

Sunderland are reportedly ready to end Raul Meireles' turbulent time with Turkish outfit Fenerbahce. The former Chelsea and Liverpool fan favourite has been embroiled in controversy during his time in Istanbul and is reportedly out of favour with the club hierarchy.

Arsene Wenger has told Manchester United they are wasting their time trying to sign Cesc Fabregas. The Frenchman claims that the player will be staying at Barcelona next season despite interest from United manager David Moyes.

Finally and Liverpool youngster Dani Pacheco looks set to be on his way out of Liverpool this summer. The Spaniard was left behind from the clubs pre-season tour amid talk of the player, who never quite made the grade at Anfield, agreeing a loan move to Celta Vigo for the season.


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