Former Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has said he will do all he can to save the embattled club from going out of business.
Redknapp plans to speak to Nwankwo Kanu, who has lodged a claim for £3million in pay, to see if he can convince the former Arsenal striker to work something out with the club.
“I will be ringing Kanu today to see if there is anything I can do,” he said.
Center-back Tal Ben Haim is also owed a similar amount in wages and Redknapp added: “In the case of Tal Ben Haim, if players have a contract and are owed money, you can see why they think they should get it. But if the club closes down they won’t get a penny. They need to think hard about that.”
Redknapp spent five seasons at Fratton Park between 2002 and 2008, guiding the club to a momentous FA Cup win in 2008.
AC Milan’s star legend Filippo Inzaghi is the new coach of the club’s youth team.
Inzaghi spent 11 seasons at Milan, where his contract expired this summer.
The club announced that the former Italy striker, who scored 73 goals in 202 Serie A appearances for the Rossoneri, is to take over the Allievi Nazionali youth side, who play in the Italian Under-16 league.
Luuk de Jong has signed a five-year contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach after the German club agreed a reported €15million fee with Twente.
De Jong made a total of 75 appearances for Twente over the past two seasons, scoring 39 goals to make him one of the Eredivisie’s most potent strikers.
“With Luuk de Jong, we are getting a highly-talented striker who, in spite of his young 21 years, has already collected a wealth of experience internationally with FC Twente and the Dutch national team”, said Gladbach’s director of sport Max Eberl.
Chelsea captain John Terry has been cleared of racially abusing QPR player Anton Ferdinand.
The Chelsea and England defender had denied making the comments to the Queens Park Rangers player during a match at Loftus Road last October.
The case led to Terry being stripped of the England captaincy by the English Football Association ahead of the European Championship and the departure of coach Fabio Capello who disagreed with the decision.
Terry was charged after he was seen mouthing the words ‘f****** black c***’ in Ferdinand’s direction during Chelsea’s defeat against QPR at Loftus Road on October 23 last year.
The Kuwaiti Al-Hasawi family has completed a deal to buy two-time European Cup winners Nottingham Forest, the club has confirmed.
In a statement issued on the Championship side’s website, the Al-Hasawis said: “It is an honour and privilege for the Al-Hasawi family to assume control of this great club steeped in history and with the outstanding legacy left by its previous owner Nigel Doughty.”
Doughty put the club up for sale last October before dying of a cardiac arrest at his home in February.
Al-Hasawi’s love for football and previous experience of spending heavily to breed results is potentially great news for Forest fans, who are surely desperate to see their club attempt to return to the glory days.