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Premier League Round-Up: 28th June

28 June 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.

CARDIFF

Premier League new boys Cardiff City have announced they are close to the signing of Danish striker Andreas Cornelius from FC Copenhagen.
The 20-year-old is expected to sign for Malky Mackay's side subject to a medical.
A fee of around £7.5m has been agreed – a figure that would smash Cardiff's current transfer record, which currently stands at the £3m they paid for Michael Chopra in July 2010.
Cornelius was the top scoring in the Danish Superliga last season, scoring a league total of 18 goals in 32 appearances for the league champions.

EVERTON

Everton have rejected an offer from Manchester United for defender Leighton Baines, according to Sky Sports News. 
The left-back has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford after former Toffees boss David Moyes took over the reins at the end of last season. 
And the Scot submitted a formal bid, believed to be in the region of £12m, for his former captain last night.
But new Everton boss Roberto Martinez is keen to hold on to Baines – and offer him a new contract at Goodison Park.

HULL CITY

Hull have completed a permanent deal for Ahmed Elmohamady.
The Egyptian international helped the Tigers win promotion back to the Premier League last season, after spending a season-long loan deal at the KC Stadium from Sunderland.
Now the 25-year-old has signed a three-year contract, after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.
He told the club’s website: "It feels great to be here permanently, especially after what happened here last season.
"It was a great year and I thoroughly enjoyed playing for this club. Everything about it was great - the players, the staff, the fans - and I am delighted to be here again.
Meanwhile, defender Liam Rosenior has put pen to paper on a new two year deal with the Tigers, keeping him at the club until June 2015. 

SWANSEA CITY

Swansea have completed the signing of Jordi Amat from Spanish side Espanyol on a four year contact.
The centre-half joins the Welsh side for around £2.5m, becoming the club's second Spanish signing of the summer after Jose Canas joined on a free transfer from Real Betis.
Amat, 21, who spent last season on loan at Rayo Vallecano, has represented his county at every level from under-16s to under-21s.
Striker Wilfried Bony could also be close to joining Michael Laudrup's side, after he revealed that a deal has been agreed with his current club, Vitesse Arnhem. 
The Dutch side have however denied that any negotiations have taken place.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Brazilian midfielder Paulinho is set to complete a move to Tottenham once he returns from international duty at the Confederations Cup.
The 24-year-old scored the winner in the semi-final against Uruguay to book Brazil’s place in the final, where they will face Spain. 
Spanish giants Real Madrid had shown an interest in securing his services, but the Corinthians star now looks set for a £17m move to White Hart Lane. 
Paulinho confirmed last weekend that Tottenham had made an official offer to buy him. 


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