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Transfer talk: Featuring Barton, Melgarejo and Wallace

Transfer news involving Everton, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Sunderland, West Ham, Aston Villa and Norwich City.

Joey Barton has made it clear that he wants to move to Everton. The former Everton trainee has recently seen a move to Marseille, where he had an impressive season on loan in 2012-13, falter.

Therefore his agent Willie McKay has reportedly been attempting to facilitate a move back to Merseyside this summer.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been talking about Luis Suarez today - suggesting there was ‘no news’ regarding the Uruguayan.

He stated that the player was happy with the club and that he understood the clubs stance not to entertain offers for his services.

Suarez has been the subject of intense speculation regarding an approach from Arsenal for his services.

Staying with Liverpool and a move for Benfica left-back Lorenzo Melgarejo seems to be picking up momentum. Reports in Portugal suggest a deal is done. The Paraguayan will join on loan for a season before signing an £8.7 million deal - should he impress the Anfield club.

Aston Villa right-back Alan Hutton has seen his move to RCD Mallorca fall through because of wage demands. The cash-strapped Segunda side cannot afford the wages the Scotland international is currently asking for.

West Ham are in the transfer news again - with a suggestion they could bid £5 million for former Chelsea defender Khalid Boulharouz from Sporting Lisbon. However any pursuit of Norwich City winger Robert Snodgrass would prove fruitless.

Sunderland are on the verge of completing their tenth signing of the summer - with Greek winger Charis Mavrias linked with a move from Panathinaikos - although in the last few hours it has been reported that a deal is off.


Chelsea defender Wallace is expected to complete a loan move to Inter Milan in the coming days. It is suggested that the clubs will finalise a deal after they face each other in a friendly in the States. The Brazilian right-back will join on a seasons loan.

Finally, and on the breaking news from last night regarding Martin Skrtel, there is still no confirmed news of the Slovakian agreeing a deal with Napoli. He is reportedly set to join Rafa Benitez’s men on a season-long loan deal.


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