TRANSFER TALK: Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, United.
Written by Football Talk.
Here is a round-up of all the latest transfer news doing the rounds in today’s papers. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man Utd and Tottenham all feature as they try and finalise their squads ahead of the new season.
Young Liverpool Move Collapses
Luke Young’s move from Aston Villa to Liverpool has collapsed, according to the Sun. A deal looked almost certain after the two clubs agreed a cut-price £2.5m fee, and the 31 year-old full-back remained in England as the Villa squad flew out to Portugal to continue their pre-season preparations. But Young and Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson couldn’t strike a deal and the transfer now looks dead.
Tottenham To Make £4m Bellamy Bid
The Daily Mail claims that Tottenham will table a £4m bid for Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy. Harry Redknapp is a known admirer of the Welshman’s and is keen to add to his strikeforce ahead of next season, and with Manchester City having to offload around 10 players to meet the new 25-man Premier League squad rules, wheeler-dealer Harry smells a bargain.
United Keen To Land Next Schmeichel
Manchester United are reportedly looking to strike a deal for goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard, according to Sky Sports News. Lindegaard currently plays for Norweigen side Aalesunds and has been in fine form, prompting some to name him the next Peter Schmeichal. The 26-year-old is expected to move on to bigger and better things soon and United are believed to see him as a long-term successor to Edwin Van der Sar.
Schwarzer Still Gunners No.1 Target
Fulham goalkeeper is still Arsenal’s main target, despite rumours the Gunners had turned their attention to other players. Several sources claim Arsene Wenger will make a move for Caliari’s Federico Marchetti, while others suggest a move for Ajax’s Maarten Stekelenburg could be on the cards. But the news today is that the Gunners still want to strike a deal for Schwarzer and are prepared to go as high as £3m to get their man.
Chelsea Close-In on Ramires
Chelsea are believed to be close to wrapping-up the signing of Benfica midfielder Ramires in a £17m deal, according to the Daily Star. Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is keen for the deal to be concluded before his squad fly out to Germany on Saturday as part of their pre-season tour and officials are doing all they can to make it happen.
So there is your latest dose of transfer rumours. Please take them all with a pinch of salt and remember it’s just speculation at this point!
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