Transfer News — 04 June 2013

Neymar has made a big money move to BarcelonaWith the summer transfer window set to open on 1st July, a number of teams have already made moves to strengthen their squads ahead of the new season.

The biggest summer transfer so far has saw Brazilian wonderkid Neymar move from Santos to Spanish giants Barcelona for a reported fee of £40million.

Premier League Fulham have agreed a £4million fee with Roma for the signing of Dutch keeper Maarten Stekelenburg. The former-Ajax ace is current number one for Holland and is highly-rated.

Manchester City looks close to signing Sevilla winger Jesus Navas for a fee in the region of £17million. The winger has made 22 appearances for the Spanish national side. Navas was part of the Spanish team that claimed victory at the 2010 World Cup, as well as last years European Championships.

Another player being linked with a summer move to Eastlands this summer is Spanish whizz-kid Isco. The youngster played a vital role in Malaga making it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Ex-Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini is set to take over at City, where his former-player could join him.

Aston Villa are believed to be interested in signing highly-rated Montpellier midfielder Younes Belhanda. The 23-year-old is regarded as one of the hottest properties in European football and has been linked with the likes of AC Milan and Inter Milan.

Premier League champions Manchester United are looking to sign Benfica centre-back Ezequiel Garay for a fee of £15million. The Argentinian international ace has impressed in the Portuguese top flight after moving from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Another centre-back being linked with a move is Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny, who is a £15million transfer target for European champions Bayern Munich. However, the Gunners do not want to sell the French defender.

Stay with us at Football Cosmos throughout the summer for all the latest transfers.

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