Wednesday, May 11, 2011
As the 2010/11 football season reaches its climax, transfer rumours and gossip are in full swing as we speak, as clubs go chasing the players they feel could make a difference in their pursuit of success next season.
In England, there are only a couple of outstanding issues in the top flight still to be decided - relegation from the Premier League, the FA Cup this Saturday, with European qualification at stake next season for the winners, and of course the UEFA Champions League Final on the 28th May, when Barcelona take on Manchester United at Wembley.
For everyone else it is back to the drawing board, so expect a lot of wheeling and dealing to be done this Summer by a host of clubs, both at home and abroad.
Manchester City, AC Milan, Ajax, Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Schalke, Manchester United, Olympique Marseille, Fiorentina, Auxeere, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Blackpool, Bolton, Blackburn, Sevilla, Wolfsburg, Valencia, Zenit St Petersburg, QPR, Borussia Dortmund, Aston Villa, Birmingham, Everton, Hull, Crystal Palace, West Ham, Chievo and Leicester..........are all currently caught up in transfer gossip.
Is your Club involved?
Manchester City are chasing Ajax star Jan Vertonghen (right), Ajax coach Frank de Boer has confirmed. The 24-year-old Belgium international defender has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, with Manchester United and Arsenal also rumoured to have him on their radar - skysports.com
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says he also wants AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Eastlands - BBC Sport, along with Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, in an attempt to power Manchester City to the Premier League title next season. The Arsenal skipper is already being hunted by Barcelona - The Sun
Roman Abramovich is moving a massive step closer to his total rebuilding of Chelsea with a £25million deal for Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Kaká - Daily Express
Arsenal are looking to offload Brazilian Denilson - Sevilla and Wolfsburg are both interested - The Mirror
Arsenal are set to be offered the chance to re-sign defensive midfielder Lassana Diarra by Real Madrid this summer, with Real wanting around £12m - Daily Express/Daily Mirror
Currently on a deal with Olympique Marseille until June 2014, French international midfielder Mathieu Valbuena (right) might leave in order to join Manchester United in the summer, since Alex Ferguson is still keen on him - footballpress.net
Dutch international Klaas-Jan Huntelaar insists he has no plans to leave Schalke this summer. Huntelaar is contracted to Schalke until June 2013 and has netted eight goals in 23 Bundesliga appearances - skysports.com
Schalke are also battling with arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund for the signing of Auxerre's Irenusz Jelen, according to the Poland international's agent - skysports.com
Fiorentina are looking at the possibility of re-signing the AC Milan and Italian international forward Antonio Cassano, for a fee thought to be in the region of about 18 million euros - footballpress.net
Liverpool are in pole position to sign Aston Villa's Ashley Young (right) for a £15m fee. The England forward rejected a new deal at Villa Park earlier this season and has also been linked with a move to Manchester United - The Guardian
Blackpool's Charlie Adam is still on Liverpool's agenda following a thwarted move in January and a new central defender is also among the targets with Bolton's Gary Cahill and Phil Jones of Blackburn both possible targets - The Guardian
Birmingham are on alert after long-term target Nathaniel Clyne put talks over a new deal with Crystal Palace on ice - Daily Mail
Neil Warnock has offered Jimmy Bullard a Premier League return with QPR having made a bid to sign the Hull midfielder on loan next season - Daily Star
German champions Borussia Dortmund are interested on QPR talisman Adel Taarabt - Daily Mail
Chelsea are ready to make a fresh move to sign Valencia winger Juan Mata (right) - TalkSPORT.
Andrei Arshavin would be welcome back at Zenit St Petersburg if Arsenal decide to sell the striker, the Russian club have confirmed - The Telegraph
West Ham's 22-year-old center back Winston Reid has denied rumours linking him with Italian outfit Chievo. "I don't know anything about it, I am not thinking about the market. I am just thinking about ending the season and I hope that we won't be relegated." - footballpress.net
Aston Villa, Birmingham and Everton are monitoring Leicester defender Sol Bamba - Daily Mail