Premier League Transfer News — 01 August 2013

steven-caulker-957508553-1784853Premier League newcomers Cardiff have signed England centre-back Steven Caulker for a fee in the region of £8million.

The highly-rated youngster was expected to have a bright future at White Hart Lane, but Spurs have instead decided to cash in on the one-cap England international.

According to Sky Sports, Fulham are favourites to sign want away Aston Villa striker Darren Bent. The Cottagers are believed to have already had a bid of £4million turned down for the England international striker, with Villa looking for closer to £6million.

The Cottagers are also being linked with a move for Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole. The 25-year-old’s career has been blighted by injuries and suspensions. The side from east London seem keen to give Cattermole a fresh start though.

QPR midfielder Joey Barton could still make a permanent move to France, according to Marseille’s sporting director Jose Anigo. The midfielder was linked with a move to Everton in the press yesterday, but it has since emerged that Marseille are still waiting to hear back from Barton about their offer, which remains on the table.

According to the Sun, West Brom have now joined the race for Lille striker Salomon Kalou, after the Baggies triggered the £2.6million release clause in the forward’s contract. Kalou has also been linked with a move to West Ham this summer.

Premier League newcomers Hull are looking at adding to their midfield options, with QPR’s Jermaine Jenas and former-Manchester City midfielder Abdisalem Ibrahim believed to be transfer targets.

Jenas only joined the Hoops in January from Spurs, but could leave Loftus Road as the club prepare for life in the Championship. Ibrahim meanwhile has been told he can leave City on a free transfer, despite being highly-rated.

The Somalia-born midfielder has impressed playing on-loan in Norway with Stromsgodset, but wishes to move to the English top-flight this summer.

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