Category: Transfers

Ganso choose Porto, despite United and Milan offersGanso choose Porto, despite United and Milan offers

According to agent, rising Brazilian star Ganso is keen on a transfer to FC Porto.

Despite reported interest in Ganso from AC Milan and Manchester United, the midfielder has his heart set on a move to the Portugal says his agent.

“Porto want Ganso, and Ganso wants Porto,” Teodoro Fonseca told Portuguese newspaper A Bola.

The transaction is set to be around €20 -30 million.

Fenerbahce into Lazio’s playmaker HernanesFenerbahce into Lazio’s playmaker Hernanes

Turkish press reports suggested that Brazilian player, Hernanes, is Fenerbahce’s top transfer priority of this summer.

After a disappointing season, the Istanbul side need to cool their fans down with some top signings.

Fenerbahce are willing to pay about €25 million for the 26-year-old, enough to please Claudio Lotito’s demands.

Udinese turn down United’s assault for AsamoahUdinese turn down United’s assault for Asamoah

Udinese have turned down an offer for Kwadwo Asamoah, reported to be in the region of €12million, from Manchester United. According to reports, Udinese received an official bid for the Ghana midfielder but opted against the transfer.

“Juve are also interested but Asamoah is an Udinese player and the club is in the Champions League preliminary round next season, so it’s unlikely they’ll sell,” agent Stefano Antonelli said.

Anzhi again, this time after Edin DzekoAnzhi again, this time after Edin Dzeko

City’s striker Edin Dzeko is likely to leave the Premier League in the summer after a season spent more on the bench. Italian reports launched another rumour about a possible transfer, this time Russian money mountain Anzhi was credited with chances of signing the Bosnian.

Juventus, Bayern and Borussia Dortmund are the other clubs waved by the media to sign Dzeko.

Fulham eye Sebastian Giovinco moveFulham eye Sebastian Giovinco move

Premier League side Fulham are ready to negotiate for transfer of Parma’s Sebastian Giovionco.

The Italian, nicknamed the Atomic Ant, had a great Serie A season scoring 15 goals in 36 appearances for Parma.

TuttoJuve claims that Giovinco’s agent  met with Fulham officials and asked about Giovinco’s situation.

The forward is currently co-owned by Parma and Juventus, who are yet to reach an agreement on where he’ll play next season.

Chelsea eye Falcao in exchange of Fernando Torres plus €15 millionChelsea eye Falcao in exchange of Fernando Torres plus €15 million

Chelsea offered for Radamel Falcao’s transfer from Atletico Madrid  €15 million plus former Madrid player Fernando Torres, according to Telemadrid.

Falcao, 26-year-old, scored 24 goals in La Liga, with Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona – 50) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid – 46) ahead of him. He also netted 12 times in Atletico’s successful European campaign.

Atletico Madrid  bought Falcao last summer from Porto for €40 million.

Liverpool line-up Juve star Milos KrasicLiverpool line-up Juve star Milos Krasic

Liverpool are are lining up a summer move for Juventus outcast Milos Krasic.

The Serbian winger has made just seven Serie A appearances this season after falling out of favour with manager Antonio Conte.

Krasic was expected to leave Turin in January but Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp had a loan loan bid turned down by the player.

He eventually stayed put in Juventus after the transfer window shut – and has not featured since.

Now a summer departure is almost inevitable and there is no shortage of clubs currently in the hunt for the 27-year-old, who joined Juve for around £13 million in 2010.

It has been reported that Fenerbahce have already bid £10m for Krasic, but the winger is not keen on a move to Turkey.

Wenger eyes Stephane SessegnonWenger eyes Stephane Sessegnon

Arrived at Sunderland in January 2011, Stéphane Sessegnon (28 years) might not stay there very long, despite a contract that runs until 2014.

Reportedly, the former PSG player would have caught the attention of Arsenal where Arsene Wenger would need some improvements.

Bought for €7 million, the Benin international is worth much more today a successful season with the Black Cats (7 goals in particular).

Sunderland would claim about €15 million for him transfer.

Olivier Giroud flirting with Bayern MunchenOlivier Giroud flirting with Bayern Munchen

Ligue 1 star, Olivier Giroud, has admitted that his agent has been in touch with Bayern Munich to discuss a potential summer transfer.

Arsenal and Liverpool have both expressed an interest in the Montpellier man, who is valued by owners at a staggering £50million price.

‘I personally had no direct talks with Bayern Munich, but my agent has’, revealed Giroud in an interview for Bild.

“Bayern Munich are very well known in France because of all the positive experiences other French players have had there. They have all said how well they were received at Bayern, and how happy they were at the club.”

Le Parisien: M’Vila 99% GunnerLe Parisien: M’Vila 99% Gunner

According to Le Parisien, the Rennes defensive midfielder has turned down the opportunity to join transfer rivals Inter Milan and will instead sign a four-year contract with Arsene Wenger’s side.

Though not officially confirmed as of this writing, the news was broken by Le Parisien journalist Julien Laurens , who informed his followers: “Very busy yesterday working on M’Vila story. Deal 99% done. 22 million euros, 4 years. Great signing for Arsenal and player is delighted.”

If confirmed, the move would be the second in a surprisingly aggressive transfer strategy from Arsenal for the 2012/2013, after the Gunners finally confirmed the signing of German international Lukas Podolski early last week.

PSG close to Adebayor swoopPSG close to Adebayor swoop

Paris St Germain are ready to transfer Emmanuel Adebayor after Tottenham ruled themselves out of the running.

Harry Redknapp would happily sign the Manchester City striker on a permanent deal after he impressed while on loan this season, but is not prepared to pay the total package involved.
Manchester City want £12million for the striker which would not be a problem for Spurs but the club are unwilling to match the player’s wage demands of £170,000 per week.
However big spending PSG are willing to meet such wages and pay City the £12million so a move to France looks to be on the cards for the former Arsenal man.
Italian clubs Juventus and AC Milan have also expressed interest in Adebayor but PSG, who are managed by former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, are pole position to do a deal for the 28-year-old.

Tottenham after Ajax’s Vertonghen signatureTottenham after Ajax’s Vertonghen signature

Spurs has made an official approach for Ajax skipper Jan Vertonghen and is now battling rival Arsenal for the defender’s services.

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that the Belgian’s agent has confirmed that negotiations have started over a €8 million deal to take Vertonghen to White Hart Lane.

“I think Tottenham are an amazing club and you see how well they are doing this season,” Vertonghen said. “I can’t say anything about whether there has been contact about a transfer but I think my game can be suited to English football.”

Mourinho will try to get IbrabimovicMourinho will try to get Ibrabimovic

A Spanish media report says Jose Mourinho is planning a transfer coup, Zlatan Ibrahimovic being the target.

El Confidencial stated that Mourinho is interested in Ibra’s services. The Portuguese manager is willing to exchange Gonzalo Higuain and ex-Milanese Kaka for the Swedish star.

Mourinho and Ibrahimovic had worked together before, at Inter. Both stated their good relationship.

PSG after Higuain and KakaPSG after Higuain and Kaka

After missing to sign Beckham, Pato or Tevez last winter, PSG insists recruit top players this summer.

Nasser al-Khelaïfi personally met Gonzalo Higuain and Kaka to take the pulse for a transfer this summer in Paris.

After stating his case to the Argentine striker last week, the president did the same in Paris a few days ago with the Brazilian midfielder.

Used too rarely, and under fire from fans, especially Kaka, both players may be tempted to go elsewhere next season.