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The Olympics are hogging the spotlight but clubs are hard at work behind the scenes to bring in new players - here are the latest whispers we've heard!


Roberto Mancini's on the case of Robin Van Persie - but he's also after defensive reinforcements! Kolo Toure's set to leave the club this summer, and Liverpool's Daniel Agger is top of City's list to replace him!

However, they could face competition from Real Madrid and Barcelona!

Chance of happening: 30%


Black Cats boss Martin O'Neill has put in a whopping £12m bid for Wolves forward Steven Fletcher - but at the moment, the Championship club are holding out for £15m for the Scotland international! We still think Sunderland will get their man.

Chance of happening: 80%


The Gunners are back from the Asia Tour, and Arsene Wenger's getting straight down to transfer business! He might start with a signing for the future, though - Southampton's 17 year-old full-back Luke Shaw!

He made his Saints debut back in January and has been bumped up to their first team squad for their return to the Prem. Our spies say he's got wicked pace, ball control and free-kick ability - in a similar mould to Gareth Bale!

Chance of happening: 30%


After Ledley King's retirement from footy, Andre Villas Boas wants to boost his backline. Word is he's gunning for his fellow Portuguese, Real Madrid centre-back Ricardo Carvalho. The ex-Chelsea star could be available on the cheap!

Chance of happening: 50%


With James Collins on West Ham's hitlist, Aston Villa are also on the hunt for new defenders - and they want Ipswich's Aaron Cresswell. The 22 year-old's only bee at Portman Road for a year but played 44 league games!

Chance of happening: 60%

JOTA! Hit a hatters at home to Leicester, including an injury time winner!

SPEROINI! Came in from the cold to play for Palace at Anfield and had a bit of a mare!