Saturday, May 15, 2010

All The Latest Transfer Gossip

As the domestic football season here in England draws to a close, and with the World Cup less than a month away, there are still plenty of clubs both here and abroad monitoring the progress and availability of many players, in the hope they may be able to strengthen their respective squads in time for the start of next season.

Chelsea, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Manchester City, Manchester United, West Ham, Barcelona, Fulham, Inter Milan, Juventus, Arsenal, Wolves, Burnley, Lokomotiv Moscow, Hamburg, Tottenham, Everton, Benfica, Napoli, Aston Villa, Boulogne, Roma, Bristol City, Plymouth, Middlesbrough, QPR, Derby, Birmingham City, Crewe and Rochdale are all caught up in transfer gossip as we speak.

Is your Club involved?

Here is a round up:

Lokomotiv Moscow will make a new bid this summer for Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, closer to the London club's £15m valuation - Daily Mirror

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to make a move for Manchester City keeper Joe Hart and hopes that City boss Roberto Mancini is ready to listen to offers in the region of £8m for the England international -

Ben Foster is in talks with Birmingham City after they agreed a deal with Manchester United -

Chelsea believe they are closing in on the £40m-plus signing of Liverpool striker Fernando Torres - Daily Mirror

But Barcelona have joined the race for Fernando Torres with their president-elect Sandro Rosell having made contact with the Spaniard's representatives - Daily Mail

Chelsea are also ready to make a bid in the region of £22m for Roma's Montenegro international forward Mirko Vucinic this summer -

Fabio Cannavaro's agent claims the Juventus defender has set his sights on a return to Napoli, although there have been no negotiations as yet -

Fulham striker Bobby Zamora, 29, is an £8m target for Aston Villa and Everton - The Sun

Fulham are ready to pay Boulogne £3.5m for France under-21 midfielder Damien Marcq - Daily Mirror

Fulham are also keen on a £3.25m move for Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard - Daily Mail

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is determined to beat Chelsea to the signature of Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell, 19, while Aston Villa midfielder James Milner is also a United target - The Times

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini will revamp his squad this summer by letting 14 players leave Eastlands and bringing in Hamburg defender Jerome Boeteng for £11m, along with Benfica midfielder David Luiz and Napoli play-maker Marek Hamsik - Daily Mirror

Birmingham striker Christian Benitez is being tracked by West Ham after Birmingham decided not to sign the Ecuador striker on a permanent basis - Daily Mail

England international Robert Green insists he is happy at West Ham after being linked with a move to Arsenal.
The Gunners are thought to be weighing up a £6million move for the nine-cap England ace -

Wolves are hoping to sign Steven Fletcher from Burnley for a fee in the region of £6m as Mick McCarthy seeks to strengthen his attacking options - Daily Mirror

Neil Warnock has confirmed he is considering a bid to bring Plymouth Argyle striker Jamie Mackie to Queens Park Rangers -

Middlesbrough are set for a major transfer coup by beating Spurs and Fulham to the signature of Rochdale defender Craig Dawson - Daily Mail

Derby are closing in on the signings of Crewe duo John Brayford and James Bailey -

Other Gossip:

Portsmouth boss Avram Grant will be handed the West Ham manager role next week - Daily Express

Meanwhile, Juventus are preparing a bid to take Fulham boss Roy Hodgson to Italy as their new manager - The Sun

Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano's contract negotiations are unlikely to be resolved until after he plays for Argentina at the World Cup - Daily Mail

Former Arsenal boss Bruce Rioch, 62, is a contender to become the new boss of Plymouth - The Sun

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