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Stoke swoop in for Given, RvP off to Turkey and today's transfer gossip

Yohan Cabaye is also closing in on a return to the Premier League, while La Galaxy are about to land another major coup.

Soccer - FA Cup - Final - Arsenal v Aston Villa - Wembley Stadium Given is currently a free agent. Source: EMPICS Sport

Given nearing Stoke switch: Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given is reportedly close to joining Stoke City, which would allow Asmir Begovic to leave and become Chelsea’s number two behind Thibaut Courtois. Middlesborough are also keen on 39-year-old stopper Given.

Van Persie to leave Man United: Sky Sports claim Manchester Unite striker Robin van Persie has finalised a deal to sign for Turkish side Fenerbahce on a four-year contract.

Cabaye set for Premier League return: French midfielder Yohan Cabaye will link up with former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace after the Eagles agreed to pay PSG €14m.

Hammers bag defender: Italian defender Angelo Ogbonna is having a medical at West Ham today ahead of a switch from Juventus.

New team-mate for Robbie Keane: Villarreal and Mexico attacking midfielder Giovani Dos Santos, 26, is likely to become LA Galaxy’s newest recruit after the recent arrival of Steven Gerrard.

Arry Yes

Di Maria to PSG speculation rumbles on: The latest on the Manchester United attacker is that the French champions are ready to pay the asking price of €60m.

Saints consider move for Vlaar: Having seen last season’s loanee Toby Alderweireld join Tottenham on a permanent deal, Southmpton boss Ronald Koeman may look to Dutchman Ron Vlaar, who is a free agent after turning down a new deal at Aston Villa.

Midfielder to Toon Army: Another Holland international, PSV Eindhoven captain Georginio Wijnaldum, is believed to be in advanced talks with Newcastle United.

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Gunners enquire about defender: Arsenal have asked Roma about the availability of Greek centre-back Kostas Manolas, but the Serie A club are unlikely to want to sell after losing a number of players in the position in recent seasons.

Liverpool interest in Abdennour? The Reds will have to compete with the likes of Atletico Madrid if they want to bring Monaco’s Tunisian defender Aymen Abdennour to Merseyside.

Arry No

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