Transfer Rumours And Round-Up: July 17-18

Business is picking up with the news that Barca are set to move for 'Ibracadabra'...
Confusion still surrounds the potential deal involving Zlatan, Ibrahimovic, Samuel Eto'o, Aliaksandr Hleb and a sum of €40 million. It was reported last night that Inter had agreed to trade the Swedish front man to Barcelona in exchange for the two attackers and a hefty wad of cash. However, there have been denials and counter-denials as today as progressed and we are currently no closer to a resolution on this astounding deal.

Eidur Gudjohnsen seems set to leave Camp Nou, his father confirmed as much, but the Blaugrana's move for David Villa has been rebuffed. Valencia are not willing to negotiate at this time.

Another player who will not be moving to Catalunya is Dmytro Chygrynskiy. The Shakhtar Donetsk defender wishes to stay where he is, despite the overtures of Joan Laporta. Martin Caceres is odds-on to join Juventus from Barca though, as Pep Guardiola clears out the dead wood.

For their part, Inter will be keeping hold of Amantino Mancini after the Brazilian confirmed that he intends to remain in Milan. However, the Benemata have been frustrated in their attempts to bring Ricardo Carvalho to San Siro. The Portugal defender has admitted that he could yet remain at Chelsea after a summer of uncertainty. The Stamford Bridge outfit have also been credited with interest in the Roma forward, Mirko Vucinic.

Arsenal's Emmanuel Adebayor has taken a further 24 hours to consider his move to Manchester City and could sign with the Eastlands side before the end of the day.

Xabi Alonso also expects to leave his club in the imminent future, with the Liverpool midfielder allegedly confident that his transfer to Real Madrid can be completed in the next few days.

Alessandro Del Piero has signed a contract extension with Juventus but his strike partner David Trezeguet's future is uncertain; on the same day that his agent suggested that he could remain with Juve comes the news that AC Milan are pursuing the Frenchman.

The Rossoneri have also been encouraged by Adriano's words. The Flamengo striker has disclosed that he would consider a transfer to the Diavoli despite his connections with Inter.

Roma and Lazio are both chasing the signature of Julio Cruz while the Aquilotti have confirmed that they will listen to offers for Goran Pandev. Arsenal are thought to be keen.

Rodrigo Palacio is close to securing a move from Boca Juniors to Genoa and his compatriot, Javier Pastore, has disclosed that he joined Palermo from Huracan for the lure of first-team football.

Napoli's German Denis has attracted attention from French side Marseille while OM's rivals, Lyon, have been active in the market.

The €18m signing of Michel Bastos from Lille has been completed while Aly Cissokho is expected to sign from Porto imminently. Also, Les Gones are heavily tipped to tie up a deal for Andre-Pierre Gignac who is keen to leave Toulouse.