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Transfer Rumors And Round-Up: August 25-26

Following the sale of Joleon Lescott to Manchester City, Everton have moved to supplement their squad. The Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov has been added for a sum of €11.5 on a five year deal.

Another eastern European, Dmytro Chygrynskiy, has been linked with Barcelona all summer and the latest rumours suggest that the Shakhtar Donetsk centre-back could move to Camp Nou in the next few days.

Staying in Spain, Wesley Sneijder is reportedly negotiating his exit from Real Madrid. The Dutchman is loath to leave the Bernabeu and is said to be stalling on agreeing terms with Inter. More news is expected on this saga later.

Valencia, for all their financial woe, have been linked with the Feyenoord midfielder, Jonathan De Guzman.

Elswhere in La Liga, another playmaker, Ariel Ibagaza of Villarreal, has been linked with the Italian champions, who are desperate to add creative reinforcements before the closing of the transfer window. Napoli's Marek Hamsik admits he would be interested, if he were ever to leave the southern Italian city.

Italian clubs are typically industrious in the market, with Cristian Ledesma thought to be close to leaving Lazio for Fiorentina, the same journey undertaken by Aquilotti team-mate, Lorenzo De Silvestri. The Biancocelesti have also missed out on Udinese's Gaetano D'Agostino.

The former Lazio right-back, Massimo Oddo, is the subject of interest from West Ham United and the Hammers are also nearing the signature of Alessandro Diamanti from Livorno, according to the Serie A team.

Roma have disclosed that Julio Baptista could yet leave the club, although the player's agent denies exit talk. Marco Andreolli, meanwhile, was expected to leave i Lupi for Bari, but the capital side are still stalling on the deal. In an effort to solve their striking problems, Roma are also keen on adding Fluminense's Fred.

Juventus have moved a step closer to adding the Lyon defender, Fabio Grosso, although a deal for Rafinha may not materialize even though the Old Lady and Milan are still interested in the Schalke full-back.

Back in the Premier League, Aston Villa target Sylvain Distin has reportedly handed in a transfer request at Portsmouth, and his former Fratton Park team-mate - Sol Campbell - has taken a step down to League Two to join the ambitious Notts County, who have Sven Goran Eriksson on board.

Arsenal have reignited their interest in St Etienne's Blaise Matuidi while Liverpool have allowed Krisztian Nemeth and Andras Simon leave the club on loan. Nemeth joins AEK Athens, while Simon moves to Cordoba.

Finally, Ajax are thought to be keen on adding Danny Koevermans, the PSV forward, to their ranks after missing out on Blackburn Rovers' Benni McCarthy.

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