Premier League Transfer News — 23 July 2013

peruzzivelezTottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed his clubs interest in Valencia striker Roberto Soldado.

The Spanish striker had been heavily linked with a move to north London and that interest has now been confirmed.

The Spanish international has a minimum release clause of £25.8million in his contract. Spurs director of football Franco Baldini is believed to have travelled to Valencia on Monday to discuss a deal.

Sunderland look set to complete the £3.3million signing of Velez Sarsfield full-back Gino Peruzzi. The 21-year-old Argentinian international is expected to complete the move after passing his medical at the second attempt.

Serie A club Napoli are trying to persuade Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain that his future lays in Italy. It has been reported that the Azzurri have met Los Blancos’ asking price of £31.8million. However, it seems the Argentinian is unconvinced by a move to Naples, amid interest from Premier League Arsenal.

Madrid sports paper AS claims that Real Madrid could replace Higuain with PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, this will only happen if the Spaniards fail in a bid to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

Manchester City defender Micah Richards is also being linked with a move to Serie A. Both Internazionale and Roma are being linked with a move for the defender, despite the fact that he claims he is happy at City.

French midfielders seem to be the in thing for Premier League clubs at the moment. Cardiff are believed to be interested in signing Toulouse’s highly-rated midfielder Etienne Capoue in a deal worth £10million.

Meanwhile another French midfielder attracting admiring glances from the Premier League is PSG ace Clement Chantome, who is reportedly being tracked by the likes of Everton, Fulham, and West Brom. All three clubs look like they are still searching for players to strengthen their squads ahead of the new season.

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