18/08/2010 – Wednesday Transfer Talk

18 08 2010

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=edgar+davids&iid=7990695″ src=”http://view3.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/7990695/heineken-brings-uefa/heineken-brings-uefa.jpg?size=500&imageId=7990695″ width=”234″ height=”351″ /] Crystal Palace will attempt to lure former Ajax and Juventus midfielder Edgar Davids (left) to Selhurst Park. The Dutchman, 37, has been without a club since 2008 but is keen to settle in London.

Barcelona have invited Manchester City to make an offer for Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has fuelled speculation that he may be preparing a bid for Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell after he picked out the 19-year-old for praise.

The Blues are also planning a move for Real Madrid midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart.

Chelsea are refusing to give up in their pursuit of Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic..

Liverpool are to make a fresh bid for West Ham midfielder Scott Parker.

The Reds are also interested in Fulham full-back Paul Konchesky and are preparing a £3m offer for the 29-year-old.

Manchester United may bid for CSKA Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev as a long-term replacement for 39-year-old Edwin Van der Sar.

Everton are close to sealing a £4m deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Marat Izmailov.

Ajax financial director Jeroen Slop has admitted that the club may have to sell stars such as striker Luis Suarez, centre-back Jan Vertonghen and goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg to balance the books. All three have been linked with moves to the Premier League.

Inter Milan are considering a move for Tottenham forward Giovani dos Santos.

Fulham manager Mark Hughes has turned his attentions to Monaco striker Eidur Gudjohnsen after his attempts to land Manchester City forward Craig Bellamy were foiled by Cardiff. Gudjohnsen, who made his name with Bolton and Chelsea, spent the second half of last season on loan at Tottenham.

Middlesbrough striker Mido has wrecked a possible loan move to Turkish side Kayserispor after he made an unannounced visit to inspect their training facilities.

Marseille are in line to sign Wigan winger Charles N’Zogbia, who has been told he can quit the Latics.

West Brom are interested in signing Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell and are also keen on Lokomotiv Moscow striker Peter Odemwingie.

Aston Villa have made an approach for Polish side Jagiellonia Bialystok’s 22-year-old winger Kamil Grosicki.

Sunderland centre-back Anton Ferdinand is set for a loan switch to Fiorentina after a deal to join Palermo fell through.

Tottenham are likely to make an offer on Wednesday for French striker Loic Remy, with Marseille also chasing the 23-year-old.

Spurs are battling it out with West Ham for the signing of Paris St Germain midfielder Stephane Sessegnon.

West Ham manager Avram Grant is set to raid old club Portsmouth for utility player Marc Wilson.

[picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=ryan+babel&iid=8337258″ src=”http://view2.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/8337258/ryan-babel-liverpool-2009/ryan-babel-liverpool-2009.jpg?size=500&imageId=8337258″ width=”234″ height=”274″ /] Former England manager Steve McClaren will offer midfielder Ryan Babel (right) a way out of Liverpool after lodging a £9m bid to take the Dutchman to German side Wolfsburg.

Liverpool might consider using Babel as part of a swap deal to land FC Twente’s Costa Rican striker Bryan Ruiz

Blackpool are hoping to sign Everton striker James Vaughan on loan – with a view to a permanent switch.

Portsmouth midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng is on the verge of a switch to Italian side AC Milan.

Newcastle are facing competition from AC Milan for Marseille winger Hatem Ben Arfa.

Arsenal are also interested in 23-year-old Ben Arfa, with Gunners manager Arsene Wenger set to make a £12m move for the 23-year-old.

And Werder Bremen are another club who are keen on Ben Arfa and have offered Marseille £6.5m for the Frenchman.

Notts County striker Luke Rodgers is on the verge of sealing a move to Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls in the United States.

Stoke are eyeing a move for Frenchman Sekou Baradji, who has also been linked with West Ham.

West Brom are set to sign Lokomotiv Moscow striker Peter Odemwingie for £2.5m.

Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan is lining up a move for Ipswich forward Jon Walters.

Dundee United have told striker Francisco Sandaza, winger Danny Cadamarteri and midfielder Jeno Myrie-Williams they can leave the club.

Arsenal are in talks to sell 20-year-old defender Armand Traore to Benfica.

Inter Milan have not given up in their pursuit of Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt.

Former Netherlands star Ronald Koeman claims to be on Aston Villa’s shortlist to replace Martin O’Neill, who resigned as manager earlier this month.

Manchester City will still pay striker Craig Bellamy £2.5m in wages this season, despite sending him on loan to Cardiff for the whole campaign.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists the door is not closed on Bellamy’s career at Eastlands.

Cardiff were threatened with the bailiffs on the same day they landed Bellamy.

Motherwell have threatened to put Cardiff out of business unless they pay the Scottish club the £175,000 they are owed from the sale of Paul Quinn.

Arsenal are to invite fans to buy shares in the club and play a role in its governance. Supporters will be invited to pay a minimum of £100 for one ‘fanshare’.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits that he had never seen new striker Bebe play before the £7.4m recruit arrived at the club’s Carrington training ground.

For full stories, head over to the BBC website.

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