Premier League Transfer News — 03 August 2013

scott-sinclair_2320204bWest Brom have completed the signing of Uruguayan centre-back Diego Lugano from French PSG on a free transfer. The 32-year-old has a two-year contract at the Hawthorns, after being frozen out at PSG.

According to Sky Sports, Newcastle have agreed a fee with Lyon for striker Bafetimbi Gomis. The French club have already rejected a bid of £6.9million from the Magpies for the French striker. The fee has yet to be disclosed.

The Magpies are also being linked with a move for Wigan midfielder James McCarthy, who is previously believed to have been a transfer target for Everton.

The Times are reporting that West Ham and Cardiff are in a two-horse race to sign QPR midfielder Stephane Mbia. The former-Marseille star was part of the Hoops team that was relegated to the Championship last season.

According to the Daily Mirror, Italian club Napoli are chasing Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry. New Napoli boss Rafa Benitez showed an interest in signing Barry when he was Liverpool boss and he could now take the England international to Naples.

The Sun claims that Premier League newcomers Crystal Palace are on the trail of out-of-favour Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair. The former-Swansea star is expected to leave Eastland’s this summer with the likes of West Brom and Everton also believed to be interested in signing the winger.

Qatari outfit Al Nasr looks set to bid for West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie. The Nigerian international has been out-of-favour at Loftus Road since January. Al Nasr have already had a bid of around £850,000 turned down for the forward.

The Daily Mirror are carrying the story that QPR could be interested in signing Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe. QPR boss Harry Redknapp is a big fan of the striker, having signed him on a number of occasions. The Hoops could face competition from Stoke for the forward though.

Who will sign Scott Sinclair this summer?  


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