A three-way war for French prospect
Paris St. Germain starlet, Adrien Rabiot, has managed to assemble a host of suitors with his matured game-sense and poise over the ball, and presently, Arsenal, Chelsea and Juventus are fighting it out for the attention of the 19 year old midfielder, reports TalkSport. Les Parisiens have always been adamant in maintaining their stand over Rabiot that the club won’t let him go, no matter the money that his suitors are willing to offer. However, considering the current scheme of things, with the former Manchester City youth player’s contract running out next season, the Ligue 1 champions have a dilemma on their hands.
Sandro deflects Arsenal’s interest
Arsenal are reportedly lining up a move for Brazilian midfielder Sandro’s services after his situation at White Hart Lane took a turn for the worse. However, the young midfielder did reiterate that he loves his present club, and a move across the dreaded North London divide is unlikely to be well received. Sandro told the Daily Express, “I quietly received the news.I respect him (Tim Sherwood), I have nothing against him, let him speak. I will continue working quietly, I'm a professional. I have to work. Everyone loves me at Tottenham, it is my home.”
Tottenham join race for Krul
Newcastle United’s Tim Krul is considering a move away from St. James’ Park, amid considerable interest from the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, AC Milan and Juventus, reports the Daily Star. The 26 year old Dutch international, who had been the subject of sustained speculation over the last couple of seasons, is reconsidering his career on Tyneside. An unnamed source, is quoted as having said, “Tim enjoys playing for Newcastle but at the same time, he wants to win trophies and play at the highest level. He has some important decisions to make about his future and knows if he did leave, there would be no shortage of clubs wanting to sign him.”
Rodgers’ ammunition for summer battle
The Liverpool hierarchy have decided to hand over a transfer kitty of 60 million pounds to Brendan Rodgers in a bid to strengthen the squad during the upcoming summer transfer window, reports the Daily Star, after having secured Champions League football, after a hiatus of 4 long years. Interestingly, Rodgers has reportedly been given permission to raise more funds by doing away with any unwanted players, the North Irishman sees fit to let go of.
Cole on Madrid’s radar
According to reports in the Metro, Chelsea outcast Ashley Cole is being eyed with interest by Spanish giants, Real Madrid, who are willing to sign the former Arsenal on a year long deal worth 3.5 million pounds. Liverpool were also reported to be serious contender for securing the services of the 33 year old defender.
Juventus’ aims for a ripple-effect
The Old Lady of Turn is aiming to sacrifice Paul Pogba in an effort to raise funds for signing the Manchester United duo of Robin Van Persie and Nani, along with Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado, reports the Daily Express. Pogba is reportedly under constant scrutiny from French powerhouse, Paris St. Germain, and the Qatari-funded club are reportedly willing to meet the 60 million pounds demanded by Juventus to prise away the French international, back to his homeland. Premier League clubs, Chelsea and Arsenal, are also believed to be keen admirers of the former Manchester United prodigy.
Old Trafford not my dream, says Kjaer
Danish international, Simon Kjaer, who is currently plying his trade for French club Lille, has become of the most sought after defenders this summer, owing to some impressive displays in the heart of Les Dogues’ defence. And amid the hue and cry for his signature, it is believed that Manchester United might be a preferred destination for the former Roma man. However, Kjaer stubbornly refuted such claims, reports Goal.com. The 25 year old centre back made his stand crystal clear during a post game conference, whereby he responded to a query regarding his priorities, with the following words: “It’s always nice to know about interest from other big clubs but to be honest rumours like that are not in my thoughts at all right now. All my focus and energy is on the Lille games and for me personally my concentration is all about achieving my big goal to play in the Champions League with Lille next season.”
Barcelona opens the door for Tello exit
Liverpool have been given a huge boost in their quest for signing Cristian Tello, after Barcelona granted permission to the 22 year old winger to explore new challenges, reports TalkSport. However, along with the Reds, Italian giants AC Milan, are also believed to be fascinated with the youngster’s potential. It is reported that the Catalan giants are expecting a sum of at least 8 million pounds for the former Espanyol youngster.
Red Devils rebuffed yet again
SC Freiburg defender Matthias Ginter has opted to sign for Borussia Dortmund, amidst speculations that the 20 year old might be interested in donning the Red Devils’ colours, next season, reports TalkSport. Ginter had been identified as one of the top targets for the upcoming summer transfer window, by former United manager David Moyes. And, if rumours are to be believed, he was close to signing with the Premier League champions. Eventually, it was the charm and charisma of Jurgen Klopp’s team that attracted the former SV March boy, as the deal proceeds into the final stages of completion.
Olympiakos gunning for Gunners’ target
Juventus forward, Mirko Vucinic, who was close to joining Arsenal this January has been identified as a potential target by Greek club, Olympiakos, reveals TalkSport. The former Lecce hitman, has struggled during his stay in Turin and will become a free agent in 2015, considering which the Old Lady might judge it as practical to let go of him at a reduced price during the upcoming transfer window. It is believed that Arsenal have not yet given up on the burly 6 ft.1 in. striker, and might make a final effort to sign him.
Arsenal get a new midfielder
He's not quite a new signing, but for all practical purposes he may as well be, as Arsenal have reported that Frenchman Abou Diaby played 45 minutes for the Arsenal U-21 side against Chelsea on Tuesday!