have agreed a deal to bring Malaga defender Josemi
to Anfield, according to reports in Spain. Sports daily Diario AS and
Malaga paper Diario Sur both state negotiations were concluded late on Friday night and that the player will soon be jetting out to the USA to join
the Reds on their pre-season tour.
The deal is reportedly worth 4million euros and is now subject to Josemi agreeing personal terms with Liverpool. The 24-year-old, who would become new
coach Rafael Benitez's first signing for the Merseysiders, is able to play at right-back and in the centre of the defence.
boss David Moyes has admitted he wants to sign PSV Eindhoven's Dutch midfielder Mark van Bommel.
Moyes is desperate to
strengthen his squad before the season starts and Van Bommel, 27, has revealed his interest in moving to England before.
England midfielder Frank Lampard
has committed his future to Chelsea
by signing a new five-year deal. The 26-year-old agreed terms in
Seattle during the club's tour of the USA.
manager Chris Coleman has resigned himself to beginning the new season without Luis Boa Morte.
The midfielder has been picked by
Portugal for next month's Olympic Games and could miss the first four games in the Barclays Premiership.
The agent of Porto
have enquired about the 26-year-old. Maniche starred in Porto's Champions
League victory and also impressed in Portgual's run to the Euro 2004 final.
have signed Spanish midfielder Inigo Idiakez
from Rayo Vallecano on a two-year contract. Idiakez impressed Rams boss George
Burley while training at Pride Park during pre-season. The 30-year-old has played over 300 games in Spanish football, mostly in the Primera Liga.
have claimed striker Henri Camara
is to end his boycott and return to training on Monday. Camara has not turned up for pre-season
preparations at Molineux as he tries to engineer a move away from the club.
manager Martin O'Neill has revealed he has not given up on signing a superstar striker to replace Henrik Larsson. The Hoops have today
been linked with Alan Shearer
following the arrival at Newcastle of Holland international Patrick Kluivert. The 33-year-old former England
captain has indicated he does not want to scale down his career just yet and a switch to Parkhead would see him team up again with Chris Sutton to
recreate the famed SAS partnership that fired Blackburn to the Premiership title in 1995.
are denying rumours skipper Jamie Redknapp
has been struck down by a new injury crisis. Redknapp, 31, who had to have
career-saving knee surgery in America during his time at Liverpool, has had further knee problems in each of the last two campaigns since joining
Spurs on a free transfer. But assistant-coach Chris Hughton insists he will be fit for the start of the new campaign despite failing to appear in any
of the three matches on tour in Sweden last week or a run-out at non-league Stevenage.