Transfer rumours - 30 August

Expressandstar.com brings you transfer talk from Wolves, West Brom, Aston Villa and Walsall.

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We have scoured the back pages and the internet to bring you the latest transfer gossip.

We are not saying they are true – just that they're out there.

WOLVES

Nottingham Forest's bid for Wolves winger Bakary Sako has been rejected, with boss Kenny Jackett describing the offer as "nowhere near our valuation."

ALBION

Steve Clarke has said that West Brom might have left their transfer business too late, but is still locked in a battle for Chelsea's Victor Moses after Jose Mourinho had a change of heart on loaning out the 22-year-old winger.

However, the return of former Baggies loanee Romelu Lukaku still seems to be a non-starter after Clarke revealed that Mourinho has the Belgian striker in his plans this season.

Clarke has also said that defender Gabriel Tamas could leave the club before the transfer window closes, with the Romanian not having been involved in recent matches.

VILLA

Liverpool are closing in on a shock deal to make Aston Villa's Shay Given their number two goalkeeper, after Pepe Reina moved to Napoli on loan.

Aston Villa and Liverpool are the front-runners for FC Porto's Senegalese defender Abdoulaye Ba and are both said to be preparing bids for the 22-year-old.

Crystal Palace are interested in signing Villa midfielder Barry Bannan on a loan deal. Ian Holloway is also interested in Tottenham's Tom Carroll.

WALSALL

All quiet at the Banks's today. Keep checking back on Expressandstar.com for the latest transfer news and follow our live deadline day updates on Monday.