Van der Vaart nears Middle East move

Van der Vaart nears Middle East move

Published Jul. 12, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

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West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has been given the green light to step up his bid to sign Liverpool and England striker Andy Carroll.

New Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has told Manchester United they will not get Luka Modric on the cheap.


Swansea boss Michael Laudrup is lining up a £3m bid for Bristol City winger Albert Adomah.


Fulham will use Liverpool interest in Clint Dempsey to rival West Ham in the race to sign Andy Carroll.

Andre Villas-Boas challenged his Tottenham squad to prove him right by staking their first genuine title bid for a quarter of a century.

New Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits he may not see any success during his time at the club, calling the challenge "immense".

West Ham will refuse to pay the £11m Wolves want for winger Matt Jarvis.

Reading have made a £4m move for Lens midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia.

Demba Ba has been told by Alan Pardew that he is central to Newcastle's plans.


Manchester United are planning further talks with Danny Welbeck, 21, after failing to agree a new deal with the England star.

Southampton are lining up an £8m double swoop for Crystal Palace pair Wilfried Zaha and Nathaniel Clyne.

Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov will have showdown talks with Roberto Mancini over his future, with AC and Inter Milan both keen to sign him.


Andre Villas-Boas has hit out at Roman Abramovich for "quitting" on him and breaking "promises" when the Russian owner sacked him as Chelsea manager.

Andy Carroll will seek talks with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers as Newcastle joined West Ham in the race to sign the forward.

Tottenham forward Rafael van der Vaart could be on his way to join a club in the United Arab Emirates after seeing a move to Hamburg fall through.

Former England manager Fabio Capello is in pole position to take the vacant Russia job after Harry Redknapp ruled himself out.

QPR are close to winning the battle for £4m Blackburn winger Junior Hoilett, 22, with Newcastle also in the hunt.

Liverpool midfielder Maxi Rodriguez, 31, is wanted by Argentine club Newell's Old Boys.

Chelsea are ready to make an improved £20m offer for Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle.

Everton have cooled their interest in Colombia striker Hugo Rodallega after he demanded wages of £70,000 a week.

Fulham have had a £4m bid for Sevilla defender Federico Fazio, 25, rejected.

Zenit St Petersburg are interested in signing Arsenal's Andrey Arshavin.


West Brom and Aston Villa both want Rennes midfielder Tongo Doumbia this summer.

Jack Butland, a £6m target for Southampton, has warned Birmingham City he could leave unless he gets regular games.



Liverpool are ready to make a £25m loss on striker Andy Carroll this summer, with former club Newcastle preparing a £10m bid to bring him back to the North East.


Rangers keeper Allan McGregor is set to reject the chance to join Turkish side Besiktas.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon could make a move for Osaka's South Korean winger Kim Bo-Kyung.