Transfer Ticker: Edu move in the works, Johnson signs with Sunderland and more

Transfer Ticker: Edu move in the works, Johnson signs with Sunderland and more

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Transfer Ticker: Edu move in the works, Johnson signs with Sunderland and more

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Maurice Edu's move to Stoke City is not complete yet, but Rangers manager Ally McCoist confirmed that the move is still in the works

"I'm led to believe the Maurice Edu transfer to Stoke is still ongoing," McCoist told Sky Sports. "If and when that happens, he will go with our best wishes, but I don't think there has been anything concrete done with that at the moment."

Edu's potential move comes at a time when there is uncertainty involving Tom Huddlestone's proposed loan from Tottenham to Stoke City. If that move were to fall through, it would create less of a conflict for Edu in finding playing time in central midfield for the Potters.

Here are a few more items from the transfer market with a week remaining until the summer deadline:

JOHNSON MOVES FROM CITY TO SUNDERLAND

Sunderland's effort to improve its lackluster attack has led the club to making a move for former Manchester City winger and English international Adam Johnson. 

Johnson, 25, was down on the depth chart at City and will provide a jolt for the Black Cats, who also added Scottish striker Steven Fletcher on Friday. Johnson signed a four-year deal with Sunderland after the transfer, which cost the club a reported £12 million fee.

Last season, Johnson scored six goals in 26 appearances, only 10 of which were starts. 

MOSES MOVE TO CHELSEA COMPLETE

At long last, Victor Moses is a Chelsea winger. 

Moses completed a move from Wigan Athletic to Chelsea after a prolonged transfer process, with the Blues' £9 million bid being accepted to facilitate the move. Just where the 21-year-old Nigerian winger fits in for Roberto Di Matteo's plans remains to be seen. Moses scored six goals in 39 games across all competitions for the Latics last season, establishing himself as a regular in Roberto Martinez' lineup.

LIVERPOOL CLOSE IN ON SAHIN LOAN

It appears as if Liverpool will win the Nuri Sahin loan sweepstakes.

The Reds and Arsenal have reportedly been dueling for the Turkish and Real Madrid attacker's services, but Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said that he expects the deal with his club to be finalized sooner rather than later.

"Hopefully in the next 24 hours we'll get some confirmation on that," Rodgers said on the club's official website. "It's quite far [along the line]. He's a very good footballer."

Sahin has been buried on Real Madrid's bench since joining the club from Borussia Dortmund prior to last season, making just 10 appearances in all competitions last season.

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Hope to see Edu's move to Stoke go through? What do you think about Sunderland adding Johnson and Fletcher? Do you think Chelsea needed to go out and sign Moses? Do you think Sahin would be a nice get for Liverpool?

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