Premier League Transfer News — 24 June 2013

Thomas Ince could be on his way to CardiffNewly promoted Premier League side Cardiff City have agreed a fee for highly rated Blackpool winger Thomas Ince.

The youngster has been linked with moves to a number of Premier League clubs, but it now looks like the Welsh side are in pole position to sign the 21-year-old.

Fellow Premier League new boys Hull City look set to complete the £2.3million signing of centre-back Curtis Davies from Birmingham City. Davies have already played for Aston Villa and West Brom in the top flight.

Liverpool have now completed the £7million signing of striker Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo. A deal for the ex-Valencia star was agreed last week and the paperwork has now been tied up, after some complications.

Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has denied that the potential arrival of Simon Mignolet means the end of Pepe Reina’s career at Anfield. The keeper had been linked with Spanish giants Barcelona earlier this year.

Russian winger Andrei Arshavin is being linked with a return to former-club Zenit St Petersburg. The 32-year-old was released by Arsenal this summer, after his contract in north London expired. Arshavin has also been linked with a move to the MLS.

According to Belgium international Radja Nainggolan, Premier League Southampton have made a £15million bid for his services. However, the player has claimed that he is happy at Cagliari and the Saints are ‘his last choice’.

Norwich have emerged as contenders for the signing of Wigan striker Arouna Kone. The striker has a minimum release clause in his contract believed to be £6million. However, Everton are current favourites to sign the 29-year-old.

The Toffees are also being linked with highly rated Lorient centre-back Bruno Ecuele Manga. The 24-year-old defender has revealed that he dreams of playing in the Premier League and that Everton are a huge club.

Will Thomas Ince sign for Cardiff City?


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