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Transfer Update: Dyer to West Ham; Sevilla Retains Alves

In transfer news, West Ham today finally completed the transfer of Kieron Dyer from Newcastle; the two parties finally agreed on a fee of $14 million. Reports say the Hammers are also still after Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen and Derby County winger Giles Barnes, although given the injury sustained by the former, that move is on hold. A few miles away in Chelsea, Blues owner Roman Abramovich saw his $34 million offer for Daniel Alves described as "way below" the asking price of his current club, Sevilla. The Spanish giant is clearly not keen to sell the Brazilian right back, while reports say Abramovich doesn't want to pay too much for a defender. Also in England, Middlesbrough agreed to a $14 million fee for Tottenham striker Mido, who now awaits a British work permit.

It is believed that Arjen Robben's move to Real Madrid hinges on Chelsea being able to capture Sevilla's Alves. However, Real coach Bernd Schuster said he only plans on signing one more player; Alves himself is now said to be under consideration, too. Elsewhere in Spain, Juan Roman Riquelme admitted that his future is still up in the air, as Villarreal said it was still entertaining offers for the Argentine international. Meanwhile, Christian Rigano, one of Serie A's top scorers last season, has completed a move to Levante, while Osasuna has added Belenenses striker Dady.

In Italy, Sampdoria have taken out unwanted Real Madrid striker Antonio Cassano on loan. Other Real players rumored to be on the move. Sources say right-back Cicinho is close to a move to Roma, while AC Milan is still looking to add either Emerson or Julio Baptista to its growing roster. The Rossoneri also reportedly lodged in a $80 million bid for Barca's Ronaldinho, which was promptly rejected.

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