Curtis Davies has completed his switch from Aston Villa to Birmingham City. The 25-year-old former England Under-21 international had looked set to rejoin Leicester for a second loan spell.

Villa manager Gerard Houllier said: "He had the option to go to Leicester or to Birmingham and opted for Birmingham."

The proposed move the other way for midfielder Sebastian Larsson will not now happen.

Hernandez Completes Move

Mexico striker Javier Hernandez has sealed his move to Manchester United from Chivas de Guadalajara after the Home Office granted a work permit. (Had his permit not gone through, he was rumoured have lined up a move to Barca to play alongside Lionel Messi.)

The 22-year-old, who is set to travel with his country to this summer's World Cup finals, had agreed terms with United and passed a medical in April.

United have not disclosed the fee for Hernandez, but he is believed to have cost somewhere in the region of £6-8m.

Liverpool / Everton Sport City Talk Fail

A TOP-LEVEL meeting has failed to deliver progress on new stadia for Liverpool and Everton football clubs.

LFC chief executive Christian Purslow and his Everton counterpart Robert Elstone sat down with city council officials and Liverpool University yesterday, at the instigation of the university. Liverpool FC made clear the club is committed to building a new £400m ground, despite its problems raising finance to fund the 60,000-seater.


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