Welcome to my regular blog on the latest transfers in European Football. Your only place to find the latest inside information in football, with an opportunity to steal a march on the bookies and gain decent odds on potential transfers.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has been in Milan for talks with AC vice president Adriano Galliani regarding a move for 27-year-old Brazilian centre half Thiago Silva. Galliani has reportedly told City he will cost at least £35 million. Barcelona also in the running. Verdict: 6/10
Luka Modric is looking to leave Tottenham Hotspur after they lost their Champions League spot on Saturday Evening. Latest reports suggest he will make a move to Real Madrid to replace the outgoing Kaka who is likely to join Ligue 1 runners-up Paris St.Germain. Verdict: 7/10 – Odds for a move to Real Madrid 12/1 Bet Victor
Didier Drogba has told French Football Magazine that he will be leaving Chelsea in the summer in search of regular first team football. No suggestions on his next destination, although cash rich Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua are thought to be interested, and Drogba may fancy one large pay check playing alongside former teammate Nicolas Anelka Verdict: 7/10 – Odds for a move to Shangai Shenhua 4/5 Bet Victor
Eden Hazard is certainly dragging things out isn’t he? after rumours he would announce his new club after his final Lille appearance last night, he left journalists waiting in the lurch. I believe he is very much Manchester City bound, although Manchester United and the new Champions League holders Chelsea are also interested Verdict: 8/10 – Odds for a move to Manchester City 5/2 Paddy Power
I have been informed Gylfi Sigurdsson is a main target for Liverpool. Chief scout Steve Hitchen and Managing Director Ian Ayre are big admirers of the talented Icelander. Sigurdsson himself is keen on a move to Liverpool and once the new Director of Football is in place i expect the club to make a late move for the attacking midfielder Verdict: 7/10
The talented creative midfielder Shinjia Kagawa is drawing a lot of plaudits in Germany after his side Borussia Dortmund retained the Bundesliga. The Japanese international looks set to leave Signal Iduna Park in favour of a move to England. His agent has met with both Manchester United and Arsenal, although i expect the midfielder to make a move to Man Utd in the coming weeks. Verdict: 8/10 – Odds for a move to Manchester United 4/7 Bet Victor
Other transfers in the pipeline are: Ezequiel Lavezzi from Napoli to PSG, Rodigo Palacio from Genoa to Inter, Jan Vertonghen Ajax to Tottenham, Yann M’vila from Rennes to Arsenal, Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarsson from Lillestrom to Everton and Loic Remy from Marseille to Tottenham.
Done Deals: Garath McCleary – Nottingham Forest to Reading – Free Transfer Stephen Henderson – Portsmouth to West Ham – Undisclosed Fee Lukas Podolski – FC Koln to Arsenal – Undisclosed Fee
That is all the main transfer rumours doing the rounds, tune in for a future midweek update.
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