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Chelsea asked to break the bank to sign Brazilian starlet Oscar

European champions Chelsea will need to break the Brazilian transfer fee record if they wish to sign 20 year old wonderkid Oscar according to reports emerging from his club Internacional.

Internacional president Giovanni Luigi said, "I want the transfer of Oscar to be the biggest transfer deal ever in Brazilian football." He told Radio Gaucha, "The Chelsea offer isn't that far from that. Last year, however, Tottenham made two offers for Leandro Damiao. We kept him and he was very important. Oscar's situation is similar. If we get offers for Oscar that match our expectations, we'll negotiate. But they have to be of the value that means significant resources for Internacional. But those values would be the biggest negotiation in Internacional's history."

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Rising star Deulofeu target for top European clubs

Barcelona B's 18 year old starlet Gerard Deulofeu is being targeted by a host of major European clubs, with names of heavyweights like Real Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United all in the mix.

A product of the famed La Masia academy, the winger is held in high regard by the coaching staff at the Nou Camp, and has attracted much attention in recent times, according to El Mundo Deportivo.

It is believed that the player is happy at Barcelona, and doesn't want a move away from the club, but this will not deter other clubs to bid for the exciting 18 year old. Dutch club Ajax, who are reportedly interested in securing Barcelona defender Marc Muniesa's services on a temporary basis, are also looking into the possibility of signing Deulofeu.

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Manchester United join race for teen sensation Foday Nabay

Birmingham youngster Foday Nabay is just 13 years old, but there is heavy interest in the Premier League for the midfielder's signature with the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City all planning a move for the starlet. The Daily Mail reports that these clubs will be joined by Manchester United who are likely to table an offer for the central midfielder this Tuesday.

The youngster played for Birmingham's academy side last season scoring 12 goals. Nabay, who turns 14 next month, has deregistered as a Birmingham player causing a stir in the Premier League for his transfer this summer. Although the Blues will be liable to compensation, it is reported that the top clubs could land the Sierra Leone born footballer for a meager amount of £65,000, which makes him a terrific value-for-money buy.

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Borini set to sign for the Reds in a 10 million pound deal

21 year old Italian international Fabio Borini will be the first player to be signed by Liverpool during Brendan Rodgers' reign after a 10 million pounds fee was agreed upon by the two clubs, Liverpool and AS Roma. Borini is scheduled for a medical at the English club's Melwood training ground, and is expected to finalise the deal in the next 48 hours.

Borini joined Parma from Chelsea in the summer of 2011, but was loaned out to Roma, where he had a brilliant season, scoring 10 times in 26 games. Roma bought 50 per cent of the player's rights in January, and the other 50 per cent just two weeks ago. However, have opted to allow the player to leave after he wished his desire to return to England.

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Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga set to join West Ham

West Ham United are looking to bring in Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga for 7 million Euros in order to strengthen their strike-force for the new Premier League season, reports ESPN.

The Hammers have been linked with a series of strikers in the summer, including a potential loan move for Liverpool's 35 million pound man Andy Carroll, and are expected to sign Maiga in the next few days after the Malian forward passes a medical at the club.

Maiga has been subject to interest from the Premier League on previous occassions too, with Newcastle United trying to sign the striker in December. However, the deal fell through due to the player's failure to pass a medical due to a knee problem, and the Magpies signed Papiss Demba Cisse instead.

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Arsenal target Tongo Doumbia set for West Brom move

Mali international Tongo Doumbia is edging closer to a move to West Bromich Albion, after snubbing Premier League giants Arsenal. The Rennes midfielder, who is just 22 years of age, will return to England for further talks with West Brom. He had already expressed his desire to play in the Premier League, and was very happy at the prospect of completing his dream move to the top tier of English football.

Talking about why he rejected Arsenal, the player told 20Minutes in France: "I felt more desire there [West Brom Albion]. Obviously, it is less glamorous than Arsenal but I'll be able to continue my progress. I will have more chances to play. This [the Premier League] is a championship that thrills everybody. I hope this is the beginning of a great adventure." About his present club Rennes, he said: "I have no regrets about leaving Rennes, I go quietly and with a smile on my face, I have no grudges against the club."

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Tottenham agree fee to permanently sign striker Emmanuel Adebayor

New Manager Andre Villas-Boas has wasted no time in getting transfer matters sorted since his arrival at White Hart Lane, following the capture of Liverpool target Gylfi Sigurdsson and Arsenal target Jan Vertonghen with the capture of last season's loanee Emmanuel Adebayor for a ridiculously low fee believed to be in the range of £4-6 million.

The 28-year old Togolese striker joined Manchester City from Arsenal for a reported fee of £25 million, and was in good form at Spurs last season, scoring 18 goals in 37 appearances for the North London club. Adebayor was always keen on a permanent move to Spurs and tweeted about his desire to return for the new season a month or so ago.

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