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Premier League Round-Up: 4th July

4 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.


Vitesse Arnhem midfielder Marco van Ginkel is on the verge of signing for Chelsea, after the two clubs agreed a fee for the Dutchman.
The 20-year-old will complete the move to Stamford Bridge subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms. 
Van Ginkel scored eight league goals last season as Arnhem finished fourth in the Eredivisie. He was also crowned Dutch young player of the year. 
A statement on Chelsea's website read: “Chelsea Football Club and Vitesse Arnhem have reached an agreement for the transfer of Marco van Ginkel.
“The player will join Chelsea subject to a medical, agreement of personal terms and legal documentation.”


Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo has emerged as a transfer target for Manchester City, according to Sky Sports.
New City boss Manuel Pellegrini is on the hunt for a new forward after selling Carlos Tevez to Juventus.
And Sevilla frontman Negredo has reportedly emerged as their number one target, after hitting 25 goals for Sevilla last season.
The Spanish outfit are resigned to losing the 27-year-old after they failed to qualify for Europe last season.


Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville is set to return to the club in a coaching capacity, according to The Mirror. 
The 36-year-old, who made more than 300 appearances at Old Trafford is set to be unveiled as a first-team coach at the club, after being pictured at their Carrington training ground this morning. 
It means Neville will be re-united with his former boss at Everton, David Moyes, who officially took over from Sir Alex Ferguson on Monday. 

New Paris St-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has expressed his desire to bring Yohan Cabaye to the club. 
The Newcastle midfielder has been linked with a move away from St James’ Park, with another big-spending Ligue 1 side Monaco also said to be interested in securing his services. 
Former Manchester United defender Blanc was manager of the French national team when Cabaye made his international debut.
Blanc told Sky Sports: “Yohan offers many things in midfield and can play in quite a few positions.
"He is an interesting player, and the midfield will be an area we will be strengthening because there will be departures.”
Meanwhile, James Perch has left the Magpies after completing his move to Championship side Wigan.


The agent of Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao has claimed he is in talks with an unnamed club about a move – with reports in his homeland claiming that Southampton are the team in question. 
Jorge Machado has claimed that talks are on-going with the mystery club, but Damiao’s current employers Internacional have denied receiving any offers for the 23-year-old. 
Machado told Brazilian source UOL: "There is a club interested.
"We have been talking with Internacional for many days, but we have to wait.
"Inter have set a value, which is very significant, so we need to have more talks."
It is thought that Internacional would demand around £20m for their star striker. 


Swansea have completed the signing of Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.
The 21-year-old has signed a four-year-deal with the Welsh outfit, after they agreed a £5m fee with the Merseyside club.
Shelvey becomes Swansea’s sixth permanent signing of an already busy summer. 
He joins Alejandro Pozuelo, Jose Canas, Jordi Amat, Gregor Zabret and Alex Gogic at the Liberty Stadium, while Jonathan de Guzman has also signed on a season-long loan deal. 

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