13/08/2010 – Friday Transfer Talk

13 08 2010

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=zlatan+ibrahimovic&iid=7396027″ src=”http://view4.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/7396027/world-cup-ibrahimovic/world-cup-ibrahimovic.jpg?size=500&imageId=7396027″ width=”234″ height=”338″ /] Manchester City have offered Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) a four-year deal worth £96m – or roughly £500,000 a week.

Manchester United are set to miss out on the signing of Werder Bremen’s Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil.

Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli is close to sealing his move to Manchester City, according to the player’s agent.

Aston Villa midfielder James Milner is expected to complete his £26m move to Manchester City before the start of the new Premier League football season on Saturday.

Manchester City are beating Chelsea in the race to land Benfica’s £27m-rated Brazilian defender David Luiz.

Manchester City have entered into negotiations with two unnamed clubs about a £20m-plus deal to sell forward Robinho.

Tottenham are to step up their £25m double swoop for Aston Villa winger Ashley Young and Manchester City forward Craig Bellamy with Spurs striker Peter Crouch set to join Sunderland.

Liverpool have joined Real Madrid and Chelsea in the race for Belgian starlet Romelu Lukaku. The 17-year-old is one of the hottest, and most sought after, prospects in world football.

Celtic are still keen on Bellamy but the Welshman would have to take a £70,000 a week pay cut to join the Scottish side.

Manchester City will not allow Craig Bellamy to join Tottenham with Fulham, Everton and Newcastle United expected to make approaches for the forward.

West Ham are closing in on the loan signing of Manchester City’s out-of-favour-striker Felipe Caicedo.

West Ham’s Scott Parker is close to signing an improved deal at the club ending speculation that he could move away from Upton Park.

The Hammers have handed a trial to former Middlesbrough striker Jeremie Aliadiere.

West Ham will step up their efforts to sign Nottingham Forest keeper Paul Smith after reserve Peter Kurucz was ruled out for the majority of the new season with knee ligament damage.

Hammers boss Avram Grant is lining up a £4m bid for FC Twente star Cheik Tiote.

Everton boss David Moyes is also weighing up a move for Ivory Coast international Tiote.

Blackburn Rovers are back on the trail of Norwegian striker Erik Huseklepp after he scored twice against France on Wednesday.

Rovers are the latest Premier League club to make an offer for Arsenal’s 19-year-old midfielder Henri Lansbury.

Blackburn are also set to make a last-gasp attempt to hijack Stoke striker James Beattie’s move to Rangers.

Rovers striker Jason Roberts has priced himself out of a move to QPR after demanding £30,000 a week.

Arsenal are considering a move for Lyon’s Brazil international winger Michel Bastos.

[picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=hatem+ben+arfa&iid=8155985″ src=”http://view1.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/8155985/soccer-team-france/soccer-team-france.jpg?size=500&imageId=8155985″ width=”234″ height=”353″ /] Marseille midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa (right) has gone on strike in an attempt to force through a loan switch to Newcastle.

Fulham hope to pip Birmingham to the £5m signing of AZ Alkmaar striker Moussa Dembele.

Wantaway Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer has pleaded with new manager Mark Hughes to let him join Arsenal.

Birmingham, Sunderland and Stoke are all keeping tabs on Charles N’Zogbia with the Wigan midfielder set to hand in transfer request.

Stoke are tracking former Portsmouth midfielder Hassan Yebda who currently plays for Benfica.

Sunderland are pressing ahead with an £8m bid for Rennes striker Asamoah Gyan as defender Anton Ferdinand heads for Palermo on a season-long loan.

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has admitted falling out of love with life in England and is looking forward to the day he returns to Argentina.

Chelsea have been accused of “harassment” by Brazilian club Santos over their attempted signing of teenager Neymar, with Santos threatening to report the Blues to Fifa.

England goalkeeper David James’s arrival at Bristol City is believed to have contributed to Steve Coppell’s shock resignation as manager.

Arsenal keeper Manuel Almunia will quit the club if he is not manager Arsene Wenger’s number one choice this season.

Birmingham are keen to tie manager Alex McLeish to a new deal, especially with neighbours Aston Villa looking for a new manager.

For full stories head over to the BBC website.




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