Transfer News — 13 July 2013

Mario GomezGermany international Mario Gomez has completed a £13million move from Bayern Munich to Serie A club Fiorentina.

The striker has been prolific throughout his career, but lost his starting place in the Bayern attack to Croatian international Mario Mandzukic last season.

Another player close to a move to Serie A is QPR keeper Julio Cesar, according to reports emanating from Italy.

The Brazilian international has been strongly linked with a move to Premier League Arsenal. However, it now looks like Napoli are close sealing a deal for the veteran stopper.

German giants Bayern look to be using the Gomez money to buy Barcelona playmaker Thiago Alcantara according to sources from Spain. The young midfielder has a £15million release clause in his contract and the player was a transfer target for Premier League champions Manchester United.

PSG striker Kevin Gameiro seems to be attracting admiring glances from all over Europe. The likes of Sevilla, Liverpool, and Dortmund are all believed to be interested in signing the France international this summer.

Meanwhile, back in the Premier League and Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld has turned down a move to top-flight Norwich. The Belgium international has also been linked with a move to Liverpool this summer.

A player that could be moving to the Premier League is Celtic striker Gary Hooper. The prolific striker has been consistently linked with a move to the English top-flight in recent seasons and Hoops boss Neil Lennon believes Hooper could have played his last game for the Scottish champions.

Premier League Norwich have been long-term admirers, while Hull are also interested in the former-Scunthorpe frontman.

Hull have an alternative option according to the Sun newspaper. That alternative option is Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner. The Danish striker is out-of-favour at the Emirates and is expected to move this summer. Hull boss Steve Bruce is a Bendtner fan, after signing him at Sunderland.

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