16/07/2010 – Transfer Talk

16 07 2010

Manchester City will take their summer spending to £75m after Lazio accepted their £17m bid for Serbian left-back Aleksander Kolarov.

Manchester United could be in danger of losing Kolarov’s Serbia team-mate Nemanja Vidic, with the centre-back believed to be the subject of serious interest from Real Madrid.

Shakhtar Donetsk are considering a £20m bid for out-of-favour Manchester City forward Robinho.

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are set to lock horns in an £8m battle over 17-year-old Ipswich sensation Connor Wickham.

Sevilla’s Brazilian striker Luis Fabiano has welcomed talk of a summer move to Tottenham.

AC Milan are offering their Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to Tottenham and Aston Villa as they try to raise money to scupper Manchester City’s bid for Wolfsburg’s Bosnia-Herzegovina star Edin Dzeko.

Villa are considering an £8m bid for Dinamo Zagreb striker Mario Mandzukic.

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is hoping to bolster his attacking options with the acquisition of AZ Alkmaar striker Moussa Dembele.

West Ham will complete a £1m deal for Lyon striker Frederic Piquionne on a three-year contract worth £40,000 a week. The Hammers also hope to land Nice forward Loic Remy on Friday after failing with an initial £11.5m bid.

Liverpool and Tottenham have entered the race for Remy with late bids believed to be £12m.

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is close to sealing a 12-month loan deal for Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck.

Bruce will have to pay £10m if he wants to sign midfielder Stephen Ireland from Manchester City.

Former Tottenham boss Martin Jol, currently in charge at Ajax, has emerged as a late contender to take over at Fulham.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will be offered an extra £30,000 a week at Old Trafford as part of a five-year contract, taking his weekly salary to £130,000.

Ex-United forward Eric Cantona says he is “sure England will not qualify” for Euro 2012 or the 2014 World Cup because there are not enough English players competing in the Premier League.

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has revealed that many of his new players are “disenchanted” following a disappointing 2009-10 season.

For full stories head over to the BBC website.

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