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31/07/09: Transfer Rumors

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 31 Jul 2009


‘Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks set to step up his interest in Bordeaux’s £12m-rated Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh.’ – L’Equipe

‘Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is holding out for £30m following Xabi Alonso’s transfer request, with Real Madrid having already offered £24m.’ – The Guardian

‘Liverpool have been offered Negredo, Rafael Van der Vaart or Klas Jan Huntelaar as a part of the Xabi Alonso transfer deal by Real Madrid.’ – AS

‘England midfielder David Beckham insists he is happy at the Los Angeles Galaxy in America despite last week’s ugly confrontation with spectators during his first home game for the club after returning from a five-month loan spell in Italy with AC Milan.’ – Sky Sports

‘Manchester United will launch a £35m bid for Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery in two weeks.’ – The Sun

‘Mark Hughes is set to offer £22m for Joleon Lescott, with Everton so far unwilling to release their defender to Manchester City.’ – Daily Express

‘Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is targeting Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi, with the Italian star valued at around £30m.’ – The Independent

‘It looks like a busy time for the Gunners with St Etienne’s defensive midfielder Blaise Matuidi being lined up for a move, while midfield legend Patrick Vieira is set to return and be his mentor.’ – Daily Mail

‘Ghanaian midfielder Derek Boateng will leave Cologne for the Spanish club Getafe’ – Official site (1. FC Köln)

‘Liverpool are keen on signing Roma midfielder Alberto Aquilani.’ – The Independent

‘Portsmouth are close to signing Australian striker Mark Viduka on a one-year deal after they failed to get Croatia’s Nikola Kalinic.’ – Daily Mail

‘West Brom have offered £1.5m for Real Betis winger David Odonkor.’ – The Sun

‘Nicolas Dieuze will sign a two year contract with Le Havre from Grenoble’ – Official site (Le Havre)

‘Uruguayan striker Ernesto Javier Chevantón is “waiting for something new” regarding a possible departure from Spanish Club Sevilla FC’ – Marca

‘Malaga have signed Albert Luque and Edinho.’ – Official site (Malaga)

‘Hull City manager Phil Brown has confirmed the club’s interest in Newcastle’s Senegalese defender Habib Beye.’ – Sky Sports

‘Former Swiss international defender Stephan Keller has committed to a season with Sydney FC, after the 30-year-old became a free agent on leaving Dutch club De Graafschap last summer’ – L’Equipe

‘Frédéric Piquionne could soon join the Premier League and Portsmouth, Lyon and Pompey currently negotiating a loan deal with an option to purchase the forward.’ – L’Equipe


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