Transfer News — 31 August 2012

Nigel De JongLiverpool striker Andy Carroll has ended his Mersey misery by joining West Ham on a season-long loan deal, with a view to a permanent move next summer.

Carroll has been linked with a return to former-club Newcastle, but has now joined the Irons.

Liverpool have also sold midfielder Charlie Adam to Stoke City for £4million. The Scotland international has been linked with Everton and Fulham, but has now joined the Potters.

Manchester City midfielder Nigel De Jong has joined Serie A giants AC Milan for an undisclosed fee. The tough-tackling Dutch international has fallen down the pecking order at Eastland’s and has moved in search of first team football.

Manchester City look to raid Serie A, with Inter full-back Maicon looking set to arrive at the club. His Italian club has claimed that a deal is already completed for the 31 year-old, but the English champions have yet to confirm the deal.

Tottenham look set to sign Portuguese playmaker Joao Moutinho, after Spurs agreed a £22million deal with Portuguese giants FC Porto. Moutinho is very highly-rated and was one of his countries stars at Euro 2012.

Moutinho could replace Dutch midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart, who has joined Bundesliga side Hamburg. The fee for the 29 year-old has yet to be revealed, but it’s believed to be in the region of £12million.

Another Tottenham player who has left the club is young full-back Danny Rose. Rose has joined Premier League rivals on a season-long loan deal. The Black Cats were also keen to sign Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas, but a potential loan move has fallen through.

Tottenham could be signing Lyon keeper Hugo Lloris. The French keeper has been given permission to travel to London to discuss personal terms with Spurs.

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