28/01/2011 – Friday’s Transfer Talk

28 01 2011
Edwin van der Sar playing for Manchester Unite...

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Liverpool have told Chelsea Torres is not for sale after rejecting a £35 million offer sanctioned by Roman Abramovich.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean is pushing through a £3million swoop for Argentinian star Mauro Formica despite a snag with his Italian passport.

West Ham have rejected Tottenham’s offer of Robbie Keane plus £2m in return for midfielder Scott Parker, but negotiations are set to continue.

Tottenham are ready to make a second bid to snatch Everton skipper Phil Neville before Monday’s transfer deadline.

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp will allow Jonathan Woodgate to join injury-striken Wolves on loan until the end of thes season.

Days after inspiring Birmingham City to a place in the Carling Cup final, striker Nikola Zigic could be about to go on loan to Racing Santander.

Meanwhile, Birmingham are making a £2.5m bid for Aston Villa central defender Curtis Davies after ruling out offloading winger Sebastian Larsson in a player-plus cash swap deal.

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish wants the club to sanction a loan move for Wolfsburg striker Obafemi Martins as a reward for reaching the Carling Cup final.

Sunderland have turned their attention to Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega as they look to replace Darren Bent.

The Black Cats are on the verge of signing Stephane Sessegnon from Paris Saint-Germain and Sulley Muntari from Inter Milan.

Fulham are looking to buy Spurs midfielder Nico Kranjcar after a deal to buy winger Shaun Wright-Phillips from Manchester City falls through.

Brazilian forward Lucas Piazon has turned down a move to Chelsea in favour of Juventus.

Blackburn are ready to launch an £8m bid for West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans.

Manchester United are lining up a £20m bid for Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, as a replacement for Edwin van der Sar (pictured), who will retire at the end of the season.

United could be looking to Lyon’s French international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as a long-term successor to Van der Sar.

United are stepping up their efforts to sign Atletico Madrid keeper David De Gea after identifying the 20-year-old as the most promising young stopper in the game.

De Gea, Netherlands’ Maarten Stekelenburg and Germany stopper Manuel Neuer make up United’s three-man shortlist.

Ipswich boss Paul Jewell is ready to sign Swindon’s prolific striker Charlie Austin in a £1.2million deal

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has told the Premier League: “Maybe you should pick our team,” after the club are fined £25,000 for fielding a weakened side.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says Kenny Dalglish has got the Reds winning again by putting a smile back on the players’ faces.

Former Fulham boss Chris Coleman believes the return to action of striker Bobby Zamora and forward Moussa Dembele can lift the club up the table.

Midfielder Jack Wilshere was last night told he represents “the future” of England as manager Fabio Capello revealed his new tactical masterplan is based on the Arsenal teenager.

Capello has admitted he made an error by leaving Arsenal winger Theo Walcott out of his World Cup squad.

Capello is monitoring the progress of young right-backs Martin Kelly and Kyle Walker ahead of next month’s friendly with Denmark.

Qatar-based Arab TV station Al Jazeera want to snap up former Sky Sports football presenters Richard Keys and Andy Gray.

For full stories, head over to the BBC website.

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30/08/2010 – Monday Transfer Talk

30 08 2010

Manchester United are preparing a £10m-plus Michael Carrick bid for Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell before the transfer deadline at 18:00 BST on Tuesday.

Tottenham will make a late £15m bid for Aston Villa winger Ashley Young and they are willing to offer the likes of Robbie Keane, Jermaine Jenas and Alan Hutton as sweeteners.

West Ham have rejected Liverpool’s opening £7m offer for Carlton Cole, but are believed to have Brescia targetman Andrea Caracciolo as a back-up.

Manchester United are monitoring the progress of 22-year-old Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will launch a last-gasp bid to sign Sevilla’s Brazilian striker Luis Fabiano, while moves for Villarreal forward Giuseppe Rossi and AC Milan hitman Klass-Jan Huntelaar remain possibilities.

Spurs have been told by AC Milan to come back with a better offer for Huntelaar after the Italians refused to let him leave on loan. The Dutch striker could cost £11m.

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=sulley+muntari&iid=9276263″ src=”http://view3.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9276263/sports-news-july-2010/sports-news-july-2010.jpg?size=500&imageId=9276263″ width=”234″ height=”275″ /] Harry Redknapp is also in talks with Inter Milan over a move for Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari, 26 (left).

Wigan are hoping to finalise a £2m deal for Chelsea striker Franco di Santo, 21, and want Man Utd midfielder Tom Cleverly to join on loan.

The Latics are also expected to offer Bolton £3m for their goalkeeper Ali-al Habsi.

West Brom want to sign Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell, 27, for £3m before the transfer window.

The Baggies are also in talks with former Wigan midfielder Paul Scharner over a deal to take him to The Hawthorns.

Barcelona will sign one final player before the deadline after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s exit to AC Milan, with Man City’s Robinho and Valencia’s Juan Mata top of their wanted list.

Sunderland are closing in on a £15m move for Rennes’ Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan, who starred for his country at this summer’s World Cup.

Juventus are trying to sign Arsenal left-back Armand Traore, 20, on a year-long loan deal.

Newcastle are planning a £8m swoop for Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, who last week hit a hat-trick for Utrecht as they knocked Celtic out of the Europa League.

Birmingham have been offered Spartak Moscow’s 31-year-old captain Martin Jiranek, who can play at centre-back or left-back.

Reading midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is a shock £4.25m target for German side Hoffenheim, the leaders of the Bundesliga. The Royals could use the cash to bid £1m for Leicester striker Matty Fryatt.

Stoke are preparing a £7m bid for out-of-favour Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas, while Potters boss Tony Pulis is also keen on Portsmouth skipper Marc Wilson, Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega and ­Middlesbrough defender David Wheater.

[picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=eidur+gudjohnsen&iid=3598847″ src=”http://view1.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/3598847/soccer-2009-barcelona-beat/soccer-2009-barcelona-beat.jpg?size=500&imageId=3598847″ width=”234″ height=”314″ /] The Potters are also in talks to sign Monaco’s Eidur Gudjohnsen (right) on loan.

Blackpool have made a late bid to sign Barnsley’s 22-year-old forward Adam Hammill.

Manchester City are lining up a bid for Watford goalkeeper Scott Loach, 22, who was called into the England squad for the Hungary game.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle are back in the hunt for Spanish striker Rodrigo Moreno, 19, as the £5m man is set to leave Benfica on loan.

Derby are favourites to sign West Brom’s New Zealand World Cup striker Chris Wood, 18, on loan.

Sheffield United boss Gary Speed is ready to take Stoke midfielder Michael Tonge, 27, to Bramall Lane.

England coach Fabio Capello faces a defensive crisis ahead of their opening Euro 2012 qualifiers, with Rio Ferdinand and John Terry both missing.

But Capello delivered a double snub to Spurs stars Aaron Lennon and Tom Huddlestone as he left them out of his 24-man squad to take on Bulgaria and Switzerland.

Bayern Munich’s Dutch World Cup hero Arjen Robben could be out of action for the rest of the year with the hamstring injury he aggravated in South Africa.

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has begged Spain not to pick striker Fernando Torres and let him continue his recuperation from a knee injury at Anfield.

Charles N’Zogbia’s £9m move from Wigan to Birmingham collapsed after he asked for an extra £10,000-a-week to take his wages to £50,000-a-week.

For full stories, head over to the BBC website.








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