All the transfer news and gossip you need to know from the last 24 hours...
South Korean midfielder Ki Sung Yeung is a target for Swansea City, report the South Wales Evening Post. The Celtic playmaker was linked with Arsenal earlier this month and featured for the club at the Olympic Games. Swansea are in the market for a midfielder after selling Joe Allen to Liverpool, and have £15 million to spend. The paper claim that Ki could cost just £5 million as he has just 18 months left on his current contract.
It appears as though Arsenal have won the race to sign Nuri Sahin, according to reports. The Real Madrid midfielder is available on loan and has been weighing up a move to the Emirates or Liverpool. The Anfield club were looking like frontrunners, but Arsenal's sale of Alex Song to Barcelona has led to them stepping up their interest. A switch could be tied up within 24 hours.
Chelsea, Manchester City, and Tottenham are all interested in Argentine midfielder Ezequiel Cirigliano, report the Mirror. The 20-year-old was also linked with Manchester United earlier this summer and River Plate want £7.5 million for his signature. He is also being monitored by Italian sides Lazio and AC Milan, but the paper claim Spurs are the 'leading contenders' for in the race to sign him. The central midfielder has a bit of everything, liking to break up the play and make important tackles, but is also a good passer of the ball.
Sunderland's Kieran Richardson has informed the club of his desire to leave the Stadium of Light. He wants a move down south to London with QPR interested as well as West Ham, the club where he started his career. Martin O'Neill confirmed the developments, but admitted he would prefer to keep the player and there have been no bids.
And finally Manchester United are set to tie up a move for left-back Alexander Buttner today who has flown in to undergo a medical. The 23-year-old was interesting Southampton earlier this summer, only for the switch to fall through over a dispute over agents' fees. Both the Mail and Mirror also claim that United have been offered Kaka on a season long loan, but it is unlikely the club will take up the option even if there is any truth in it.
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