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Premier League Round-Up: 2nd July

2 July 2013

As the countdown continues to the start of the 2013/14 Premier League season, we take a look at the news surrounding Palace's top flight rivals.


Arsenal have completed the signing of young French striker Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre.
Sanogo, who is currently with the France Under-20 squad at the World Cup in Turkey, joins the Gunners after leaving Auxerre on a free transfer. 
The 20-year-old scored 11 goals in 24 appearances for the club last season and netted twice in the group stages at the Under-20 World Cup to help France progress to the knock-out phase. 
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger told the club’s official website: “Sanogo is a good young signing for us. He has shown that he has potential with his recent performances for Auxerre and also for the France Under-20 side. 
“We are looking forward to Yaya joining us and continuing his promising development.”  


Wigan striker Arouna Kone wants to be re-united with his former manager Roberto Martinez at Everton – according to his new boss. 
Owen Coyle has hinted that the 29-year-old Ivorian will move to Goodison Park this summer, after netting 11 goals for the Latics in the Premier League last season.
Coyle told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I'm led to believe through his representative that Everton is the club he wants to join.
“It's not rocket science to say that Arouna Kone will probably leave at some point this week. There have been a number of offers in for him.
“There is no problem, he goes with our blessing because I need players who need to be at Wigan. If his heart's elsewhere then he's no good to me.”


Former Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor is on the verge of a move back to the UK, with newly-promoted Premier League side Hull City on the verge of completing a deal.
The Tigers have agreed a fee in the region of £1.8m with McGregor’s current employers Besiktas, according to Sky Sports. 
It is understood that the Scotland international has already undergone a medical at the KC Stadium. 
Hull have already signed four players on permanent deals this summer, after snapping up George Boyd, Maynor Figueroa, Curtis Davies and Ahmed Elmohamady.


Norwich manager Chris Hughton has confirmed the club are closing in on a deal to sign Birmingham winger Nathan Redmond. 
The Canaries are leading the chase for the highly-rated youngster, who starred for the England at the European Under-21 Championships last month. 
But Everton and Swansea are also said to be interested in signing the talented attacker.
Hughton told Sky Sports News: “I worked with him at Birmingham. He has done very well and he is a very exciting young player.”


Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey could be set for a move to Swansea.
Chairman Huw Jenkins confirmed that the two clubs are in talks over the England Under-21 international, who made 32 appearances for the Reds last season. 
“There is an interest there and we are talking to Liverpool," Jenkins said in the South Wales Evening Post. 
“We are still talking on a number of fronts to try to get the right players on the right deals for Swansea City.”
The Welsh outfit have also been linked with Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfred Bony and Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis, ahead of their third season in the Premier League.


Brazilian international midfielder Paulinho has confirmed he is set to join Tottenham, in a deal believed to be worth £17m.
The Corinthians star claimed he had snubbed overtures from Italian giants Inter Milan in favour of a move to White Hart Lane.
He said: "The proposal came, we sat down, analysed it and decided. It was a big decision to go to a big club. There comes a certain point when you need new challenges.
“What I have to say to Corinthians fans, board and staff is 'see you soon' - I will be back in no time, due to everything they have done for me.
“My individual titles are all thanks to the club, Corinthians will be in my heart for the rest of my life.”

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