Wolfsburg close on Podolski
French daily newspaper L’Equipe is reporting that Wolfsburg are on the verge of agreeing a deal for Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski.
It is no secret that the Germany international wants to quit the Emirates this summer and Arsene Wenger has decided not to stand in his way.
And while a number of European top clubs are keen on his services, it appears that Wolfsburg have moved to the front of the queue.
The Wolves are reportedly set to agree a €12 million fee for the player who has scored 47 goals in 116 Germany caps.
Wolfsburg have already recruited Nicklas Bendtner on a free transfer from Arsenal, while also adding Joshua Guilavogui, Aaron Hunt and Sebastian Jung to their ranks.
Despite losing their opening fixture to Bayern Munich, the Wolves are available at 11/10 to achieve a top 4 finish.
Napoli to bid for Sandro
Serie A giants Napoli are set to launch a fresh assault on Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro, reports Tuttosport.
The Azzurri have given up on Marouane Fellaini as the Belgian suffered an injury, while their interest in Lucas Leiva seems to have cooled off.
And with the club officials slowly becoming impatient, they look set to return for long-term target Sandro.
Considering that the Brazilian is not in the first team plans of new manager Mauricio Pochettino, Napoli hope a €12 million proposal will do the trick.
Sandro has had mixed success at White Hart Lane, making a total of 81 Premier League appearances during the four years at the club.
The 25-year-old hasn’t spent a single minute on the pitch in the new season and chances are he will be sold in the final days of the summer transfer window.
Jermaine Jones makes MLS switch
New England Revolution have announced on their official website that they have signed USA midfielder Jermaine Jones as their designated player.
The former Schalke star arrives on a free transfer from Besiktas and he will be eligible to play upon the receipt of International Transfer Certificate.
The MLS side puled off quite a coup by signing one of country’s most famous players, who still has several good years ahead of him.
Having been born in Frankfurt, the 32-year-old spent his early career in Germany, representing Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke, before joining Besiktas in January this year.
Jones went on to make 10 league appearances for the Black Eagles, but the club opted against extending his deal.
The player, who scored 3 goals in 49 appearances for the USA national team, is now set to get his first taste of MLS football.