04/08/09: Transfer Rumors

4 August 2009 14:43

'Barcelona have offered €22m for the Shakhtar Donetsk defender Dmytro Chygrynskyi. Donetsk, who had slapped a €30m tag, have already used the player in this year's Champions League, making him ineligible for the Catalonia side's team sheet, if the deal goes through.' - Sport

'Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he will not improve his original offer of £6m for Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh.' - L'Equipe

'Toulouse striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has confirmed that he will be staying in France despite interest from several Premier League clubs.' - L'Equipe

'AS Monaco midfielder Diego Perez will not be leaving the club for Livorno after negotiations between the the two clubs have broken down' - L'Equipe

'While, French striker David Trezeguet is staying at Juventus after deciding that a prospective move to Serie A rivals AC Milan would be tantamount to a "betrayal" of the Turin club.' - Gazzetta dello Sport

'And the Lombardy based club Milan are hoping to sign AS Roma'sBrazilian international Julio Baptista in the event of failure of negotiations with FC Sevilla for Luis Fabiano.' - Corriere dello Sport

'Real Madrid player Michel Salgado has terminated his contract with the Spanish giants, after Alvaro Arbeloa's arrival from Liverpool FC' - Marca

'Another player who could be packing his bags is, Rafael van der Vaart who arrived from Hamburg last year. And the player has admitted that he is no longer in Manuel Pellegrini's team plans.' - De Telegraaf

'Mathieu Valbuena could leave for Bundesliga's Hertha Berlin, as number of clubs pursue the Marseille playmaker' - L'Equipe

'Defender Joleon Lescott will write to Everton chairman Bill Kenwright and ask to join big-spending Manchester City.' (Daily Mirror)

'However, Lescott has been told that despite his desire to leave Goodison Park he will not be allowed to move to Eastlands.' - Daily Star

'Manchester City will call a halt to their pursuit of Lescott if they cannot get him to Eastlands by the end of the week.' - The Sun

'With Xabi Alonso's departure to Real Madrid imminent, Liverpool will replace the midfielder with Roma's Alberto Aquilani.' - Daily Mirror

'The Reds have agreed a deal in principle with Roma and will splash out £20m on the Italian 25-year-old.' - The Sun

'But the Alonso transfer deal is in a make or break situation, as the deal enters the final stages of negotiations' - Marca

'Arsenal are on the verge of signing Chelsea's Ivory Coast forward Salomon Kalou for £8m.' - The Sun

'Chelsea have moved closer to the £8m signing of AC Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo, who could arrive in time for Sunday's Community Shield clash with Manchester United.' - Daily Mirror

'The Blues, meanwhile, have dismissed speculation linking midfielder Joe Cole with a move to London rivals Tottenham.' - The Independent

'Having completed a medical on Monday, Tottenham striker Darren Bent is expected to finally seal his £12m transfer to Sunderland on Tuesday.' - Daily Express

'Bent's departure will pave the way for Spurs to step up their pursuit of Real Madrid striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.' - Daily Express

'Everton are preparing a £12m bid for Standard Liege midfielder Steven Defour.' - Daily Mirror

'However, Defour is also on Liverpool's wish list as they look to bolster their midfield options.' - Daily Mail

'West Ham are confident they can persuade right-back Lucas Neill to remain at the club.' - The Independent

'Bolton are looking to sign Valencia midfielder Miguel Angel Angulo on a free transfer.' - The Sun

'Hull will turn their attentions to Tottenham full-back Pascal Chimbonda, if their bid for Newcastle defender Habib Beye fails.' - The Sun

'Newcastle defender Sebastien Bassong is ready to hand in a transfer request in order to get a move to Tottenham or Manchester City.' - Daily Mirror

'Hull will battle it out with Fulham for Villarreal striker Jozy Altidore.' - Daily Star

'Nottingham Forest have launched a £2m bid for Bolton defender Danny Shittu.' - Daily Star

'Striker Amr Zaki could join Portsmouth on a season-long loan from Egyptian side El Zamalek.' - The Independent

'Hamilton Accies are close to deals for Leicester midfielder James Wesolowski and Spanish defender Luis Rubiales.' - Various

'Frozen-out Rangers forward Alan Gow is a target for Plymouth.' - Daily Star

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