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Summer Football Transfers (2011)

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rajputwarrior    280

:no:

so instead of rebuilding you guys are going to hang on to your stragglers? sounds like a smart decision! /s

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Damo R.    29,660

so instead of rebuilding you guys are going to hang on to your stragglers? sounds like a smart decision! /s

yep typical West Ham and typical Big Sam...urgh I hate the fact we appointed that fat c**ting **** :angry:

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rajputwarrior    280

yep typical West Ham and typical Big Sam...urgh I hate the fact we appointed that fat cunting **** :angry:

i would understand them doing something like that say if you where a bunch of italian cheaters by the name of juventus. but going down cause your team sucks just reeks of rebuild.

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Damo R.    29,660

i would understand them doing something like that say if you where a bunch of italian cheaters by the name of juventus. but going down cause your team sucks just reeks of rebuild.

oh don't get me wrong we need to rebuild and we are going to have at least 7/8 players leaving so we need to but thats beside the point...I just get the appointment at all

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Damo R.    29,660
Widespread reports in Spain claim Barcelona are set to finalise a deal to sign Udinese star Alexis Sanchez.

The 22-year-old winger has been linked with a host of Europe's top clubs this summer.

Manchester City have lodged a substantial bid for the Chile international, while Inter Milan and Juventus have also been in talks with Udinese.

But earlier this week Sanchez rejected a move to City and his agents are now thought to be in Spain, negotiating terms over a five-year deal with Barca.

Reports claim the Spanish and European champions are willing to offer Udinese a fee of around ?25million (?22.3m) plus 23-year-old winger Jeffren Suarez to secure the services of the in-demand Sanchez.

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12874_6965793,00.html

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Damo R.    29,660
Eurosport:

REAL MADRID: AS reports that the club are hoping to sign Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent deal and a fee of 16 million euros is being discussed with Manchester City. That would be a strange one given their interest in Sergio Aguero.

Eurosport:

BARCELONA: Speaking of Cesc Fabregas, Mundo Deportivo this morning claims he has agreed personal terms with the Catalan club.

probably one real and one fake!

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Damo R.    29,660
Skysports.com understands that talks are ongoing between Liverpool and Sunderland regarding Jordan Henderson.

The 20-year-old has emerged as a top target for the Reds, who want to agree a deal before he leaves with England this weekend for the Under-21 European Championship finals in Denmark.

But Henderson is one of Sunderland's best players and the Stadium of Light club are believed to be holding out for a fee in the region of ?20million.

Liverpool have yet to meet that asking price, although it has been reported that they could be prepared to offer players in part-exchange and David Ngog has been mentioned among the possible makeweights.

Premier League champions Manchester United have also been linked with Henderson, but it appears that Liverpool is his preferred destination.

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rajputwarrior    280

would be a solid pickup...

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Damo R.    29,660
Skysports.com understands Arsenal and Liverpool are going head-to-head for defensive duo Phil Jones and Scott Dann.

Blackburn's versatile youngster Jones and Birmingham centre-back Dann are both thought to be top targets for the Gunners and Reds as they look to bolster their defensive options this summer.

Emirates chief Arsene Wenger has made a new central defender one of his top priorities, while Anfield boss Kenny Dalglish is looking to bolster his squad as he seeks to get the side back in the top four.

Jones, who has also been employed in midfield for Rovers, is thought to be both Arsenal and Liverpool's number one target.

The North London club have held a long-term interest in the England Under-21 international and had a bid rejected for Jones last summer.

The Gunners are thought to have made new enquiries for Jones, but Liverpool are ready to rival their Premier League counterparts for his signature.

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Jones fits in with Liverpool's policy under new manager Kenny Dalglish and owners Fenway Sports Group to pursue young and preferably British talent.

However, both sides are also keen on dominant defender Dann and are ready to move for the 24-year-old following Birmingham's relegation.

Dann has established himself as one of the best young defenders in the country during the last two seasons and his absence in the heart of the Blues defence for the second half of last season through injury contributed to the club's eventual relegation.

The 6ft 5in Dann, who been likened to Alan Hansen and Tony Adams, is believed to be keen to stay in the Premier League and the lifelong Liverpool fan would jump at the chance of a move to Anfield if his boyhood heroes firmed up their interest.

With Jones valued in the region of ?16million and Blackburn reluctant to lose the 19-year-old, Dann could find himself the preferred option of both Liverpool and Arsenal as he could represent better value for money option at ?10million.

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rajputwarrior    280

liverpool is going to be a solid team with good depth next year for sure

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Damo R.    29,660

Fee agreed with Sunderland in region of ?20m

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20m is very high imo its only because he's played 1 game for Capello otherwise it would be something like 8m

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Skysports.com has learnt Blackburn Rovers defender Phil Jones is at Manchester United having a medical as he closes on a move to Old Trafford.

The in-demand centre-half is also a target for Arsenal and Liverpool but it would appear United have stolen a march on their Premier League rivals in a transfer race that could be concluded soon.

Liverpool were thought to be the early front-runners for the England Under 21 international but Sir Alex Ferguson, with a healthy transfer chest of his own, is set to land a player many believe will be a mainstay for the senior national side for years to come.

It is understood United have offered the player a five-year contract, despite widespread reports he was to undergo a medical at Liverpool's training ground.

The 19-year-old was supposed to travel to Denmark on Wednesday with the England Under 21s for this summer's European Championship.

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Damo R.    29,660
Blackburn defender Phil Jones is set to join Manchester United in a deal worth up to ?17m.

The England Under-21 centre-half is having a medical with the Premier League champions, after turning down offers from Arsenal and Liverpool.

Jones only made his Premier League debut in March last year but has made a big impact in his first full season.

The 19-year-old was due to travel to Denmark with the under-21s on Wednesday for the European Championship.

Jones will not find it easy to disrupt United's first-choice centre-back pairing of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, while Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans are also competing for places at the heart of Sir Alex Ferguson's defence.

But he impressed as Blackburn ended their season with a four-game unbeaten run, which included a 1-1 draw with United and wins over Bolton and Wolves, to ensure their Premier League survival.

Jones, who was born in Preston, joined Blackburn's youth set-up in 2002, making his debut in a Carling Cup win at Nottingham Forest in September 2009. His first Premier League appearance came six months later in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Ewood Park.

United striker Wayne Rooney reacted to the news by writing on Twitter: "Phil Jones is a good young English player. One of the toughest defenders I played against last season. Can play midfield too."

He added: "I don't know if Phil Jones is signing for us, just saying he is a good player that's all. I haven't got a clue if he is signing or not."

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rajputwarrior    280

Fee agreed with Sunderland in region of ?20m

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20m is very high imo its only because he's played 1 game for Capello otherwise it would be something like 8m

yes it did! and yeah it is high money is the name of the game nowadays unfortunately.

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nothuman    0

Phil Jones will be a good signing.

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Damo R.    29,660
Sky Sports sources understand Ashley Young's representatives have held talks with Manchester United.

The 25-year-old Aston Villa winger has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer after admitting he wants to challenge himself at a higher level.

No comment has been made by either club but Young's representatives have been in discussions with United this week.

Sir Alex Ferguson is already set to strengthen his squad with the arrival of Phil Jones and Young could be the second English player to make the switch to the Premier League champions during the transfer window.

The England international enjoyed a fruitful season with Villa last term, producing a number of impressive displays despite it being a difficult year of transition at the club.

Young has already revealed that he wants to play in the UEFA Champions League, suggesting that he is set on an exit from Villa Park.

The former Watford midfielder has risen to prominence in recent years and is now considered an important player by England coach Fabio Capello, most recently scoring against Switzerland in a Euro 2012 qualifier last weekend.

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Liverpool have completed the signing of Jordan Henderson from Sunderland.

The 20-year-old England international passed a medical and agreed personal terms with the club on Thursday in a deal reported to be worth ?20m.

Henderson, the club's first summer signing, signed what Liverpool described as 'a long-term deal'.

"I'm over the moon, overjoyed to be here and I'm really looking forward to it," Henderson told the Liverpool website.

"Obviously it's hard to leave your local club. I'm a Sunderland lad, I've supported them all my life.

"But I'm really looking forward to the future now and obviously this is a massive opportunity for me. I'm really excited by it."

The midfielder, whose one and only cap for England came last November against France, has now joined the England Under-21 squad in Denmark ahead of the European Championship.

The Black Cats had rejected Liverpool's previous offer for the player, which was thought to be worth ?16m.

Striker David Ngog, 22, could move in the opposite direction as part of the deal, but that is yet to be confirmed.

Henderson will provide competition in the Reds' midfield, which already boasts internationals Steven Gerrard, Lucas Leiva, Raul Meireles and Christian Poulsen.

"Coming to a massive club like Liverpool, there is always going to be competition," added Henderson. "Hopefully I can keep working hard, keep improving, and get my chance on the pitch.

"(Gerrard) is one of the best players in the world, you want to be playing with him and training with him to try and improve yourself as a player. Hopefully I can learn a lot from him."

Reds director of football Damien Comolli said of the deal: "I'm very pleased because he was one of the targets we had and when you get your first target it's always a good sign because you think the others will come through as well.

"He has got all the skills technically that we needed," he added. "He's good with the ball, he's creative, he's got good passing, he's physically very good.

"That's everything we wanted in a midfielder and he's versatile as well. For manager Kenny Dalglish he will be the player we wanted."

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Skysports.com understands Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri.

Speculation has intimated Nasri is on United's radar and skysports.com has now learnt he is the club's top target.

The talented French schemer's reluctance to engage in contract talks with Arsenal until he is satisfied their transfer targets are of the required standard to mount a title push next season has alerted Sir Alex Ferguson to his possible availability.

Despite being close to wrapping up a deal for Blackburn defender Phil Jones and Atletico Madridgoalkeeper David de Gea, amid widespread speculation Aston Villa's Ashley Young is also heading for Old Trafford, Ferguson's appetite for new signings has yet to be sated.

Nasri is seen as an ideal replacement for the retired Paul Scholes, with the centre of the field an area United's management are keen to revamp with fresh talent.

Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder has been linked but Nasri, with just a season left on his existing deal, could be a more realistic deal to finance.

Arsene Wenger would be loath to lose one of key men, especially given Nasri's exit would likely lead to other members of his squad questioning their own futures.

However, United are now ready to test Arsenal's resolve to keep a player who has previously intimated he would be open to the prospect of moving to Manchester.

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nothuman    0

Nasri isn't Paul Scholes, but he will be a far better asset to the club than Young.

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Sky Sports sources understand Ashley Young has agreed personal terms ahead of his proposed move to Manchester United from Aston Villa.

The talented midfielder, who has also undergone a brief medical, is now expected to complete a switch to Old Trafford when he returns from holiday.

It emerged on Thursday that the Premier League champions had held discussions with Young'srepresentatives over a possible switch to Old Trafford.

The England international admitted earlier this summer that he was keen to play at the very highest level, sparking speculation that he would leave Villa Park this summer.

United have been credited with a long-term interest in the former Watford player, while Liverpoolwere also understood to be monitoring the situation.

And Sir Alex Ferguson now looks to have pipped the Reds to yet another transfer target, with Blackburn defender Phil Jones already on course to join the 19-times champions of England.

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Besiktas have confirmed they have started negotiations with Manchester United over the possible signing of Bebe.

Sir Alex Ferguson surprised many after reportedly paying ?7.4million for the striker last summer from Portuguese side Vitoria de Guimaraes.

The 20-year-old, who never played a game for Vitoria, was available for ?125,000 from his old club Estrela da Amadora just months earlier.

But the winger, who grew up in a homeless shelter outside Lisbon, spent most of last season in the United reserves.

His last first-team appearance came against non-league Crawley in the FA Cup back in February.

And with Aston Villa forward Ashley Young set to join after he returns from his holidays, Bebe looks to have played his last game for the club.

He is expected to initially join the Turkish giants on a loan deal with a view to a ?2million permanent switch, which would represent a ?5.4million loss for United.

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp had an offer for the England midfielder rebuffed last summer, but the player has now been told he can leave Upton Park following the Hammers' relegation.

It was thought Redknapp would jump at the chance to sign the Footballer of the Year, but he has not made a move yet.

According to the Sunday Mirror, the only bid West Ham have received since the end of the season was from Fenerbahce.

Parker rejected the chance to speak to the Turkish champions, as he is not interested in moving abroad.

The 30-year-old's preference is to stay in London and join Spurs, but it remains to be seen whether the White Hart Lane board is prepared to match West Ham's ?8 million valuation.

Redknapp has been credited with an interest in Real Madrid's Lassana Diarra and Everton's Jack Rodwell in recent days and Tottenham's moneymen may decide it is better to go for a younger option than spend a chunk of the transfer budget on a player with no resale value.

Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/866070-scott-parker-holding-out-for-spurs-transfer#ixzz1P5Iccuh2

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Manchester United have sealed a five-year contract for Blackburn defender Phil Jones in a deal believed to be worth up to ?17m.

The England Under-21 centre-half had a medical with the Premier League champions on 8 June before a late hitch delayed the completion of the move.

Despite offers from Arsenal and Liverpool, Jones insisted he only wanted a move to Old Trafford.

A United statement said the club were "delighted" to conclude the transfer.

"The player passed a medical in Manchester last week and has agreed a five-year contract," the statement added.

"The deal will be completed once the player returns from international duty."

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West Ham have announced they expect to confirm the signings of two 'proven Premier League players' within the next 24 hours.

The Hammers are preparing for life in the Championship next season after suffering relegation from the top flight last month, and there is likely to be plenty of transfer activity in and out of Upton Park.

While a number of the club's high-profile names have been linked with moves elsewhere, new manager Sam Allardyce has already started working on potential reinforcements.

Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan has been identified as a primary target and is having a medical at West Ham after a fee was agreed between the clubs.

The Hammers have now declared they are close to clinching a double deal and hope to have further news by Thursday evening.

"West Ham United can confirm that the club hope to announce two new signings - both proven Premier League players - within the next 24 hours," read an official statement.

The statement added that West Ham, who have already brought in Senegal centre-back Abdoulaye Faye, expect to make at least seven signings this summer.

maybe one of them is this guy...

Skysports.com understands West Ham are poised to sign Ricardo Gardner on a free transfer.

The Jamaican left-back is available after seeing out his contract at Bolton and is now expected to pen a two-year deal at Upton Park.

He was offered the chance to stay at the Reebok Stadium but has decided to embark on a new challenge with the Hammers.

West Ham are preparing to mount a challenge for promotion from the Championship and announced earlier on Wednesday that they were set to bring in two 'proven Premier League players' within the next 24 hours.

Gardner certainly fits into that category, having plied his trade with the Trotters for the majority of his career.

He joined Bolton from homeland club Harbour View in 1998 and was a virtual ever-present in the team until last season, when he had a spell on loan with Preston.

Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan is also expected to seal a switch to West Ham after undergoing a medical with the Londoners.

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Sky Sports sources understand that Tottenham have turned down a ?22million offer from Chelsea for Luka Modric.

The Croatian playmaker has emerged as one of the Premier League's most creative and stylish performers since arriving at White Hart Lane in 2008.

A series of sparkling displays for Spurs last season reportedly attracted the attention of several clubs, with Manchester United believed to be admirers of the 25-year-old.

However, it is Chelsea who are believed to have made the first move for Modric this summer, lodging a big-money bid for his services.

Tottenham rejected the proposal but it is understood that the Blues are planning to return with an improved offer that will further test their resolve.

Chelsea are currently without a manager after sacking Carlo Ancelotti but owner Roman Abramovichappears ready to invest heavily in the squad as he is determined to bounce back after a season without silverware.

Spurs have previously made it clear that they intend to keep hold of all their key players after missing out on UEFA Champions League qualification.

Harry Redknapp stated over the weekend that Modric was crucial to their hopes of future success, saying: "If we sell Luka we are just a selling club basically."

Modric, though, has refused to rule out the possibility of a transfer this summer.

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Damo R.    29,660

List of Premier league free agents.

Arsenal

Thomas Cruise, Roarie Deacon, Mark Randall

Aston Villa

Durrell Berry, John Carew, Ellis Deeney, Calum Flanagan, Harry Forrester, Arsenio Halfhuid, Isaiah Osbourne, Robert Pires, Nigel Reo-Coker, Moustapha Salifou

Birmingham City

Marcus Bent, Lee Bowyer, Sebastian Larsson, James McFadden, Mitchell McPike, James O'Shea, Stuart Parnaby, Kevin Phillips, Daniel Preston, Luke Rowe, Robin Shroot, Maik Taylor

Blackburn Rovers

Jordan Bowen, Jason Brown, Zurab Khizanishvili, Benjani Mwaruwari, Michael Potts, Maceo Rigters

Blackpool

David Carney, Daniel Coid, Ishmel Demontagnac, Rob Edwards, Jason Euell, Marlon Harewood, Richard Kingson, Malaury Martin, Paul Rachubka, Andy Reid, Salaheddine Sbai

Bolton Wanderers

Tamir Cohen, Johan Elmander, Ricardo Gardner, Joey O'Brien, Jlloyd Samuel, Samuel Sheridan

Chelsea

Samuel Hutchinson, Carl Magnay, Danny Philliskirk, Jan Sebek, Michael Woods

Everton

Kieran Agard, Hope Akpan, Nathan Craig, Gerard Kinsella, Lee McArdle, Iain Turner

Fulham

Zoltan Gera, Edward Johnson, Diomansy Kamara, John Pantsil, Matthew Saunders

Liverpool

Jason Banton, Deale Chamberlain, Douglas Cooper, Sean Highdale

Steven Irwin, Nikola Saric

Manchester City

Javier Garrido, Scott Kay, James Poole, Shaleum Logan, Andrew Tutte, Javan Vidal, Patrick Vieira, James Wood

Manchester United

Conor Devlin, Owen Hargreaves, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Edwin van der Sar

Newcastle United

Sol Campbell, Shefki Kuqi, Patrick McLaughlin

Stoke City

Abdoulaye Faye, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Ibrahima Sonko

Sunderland

Michael Kay, Nathan Luscombe, Daniel Madden, Robert Weir, Nathan Wilson, Mvoto Jean-Yves, Bolo Zenden

Tottenham Hotspur

Jonathan Woodgate

West Bromwich Albion

Giles Barnes, Marcus Haber, Dean Kiely, Abdoulaye M??t?

West Ham United

Anthony Edgar, Holmar Eyjolfsson, Daniel Gabbidon, Lars Jacobsen, Filip Modelski, Jonathan Spector, Adam Street, Matthew Upson

Wigan Athletic

Steven Caldwell, Daniel De Ridder, Joseph Holt, Jason Koumas, Thomas Lambert, Thomas Oakes, Francis Pollitt, Abian Serrano Davila

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Adriano Basso, Jody Craddock, John Dunleavy, Marcus Hahnemann, David Jones, Nathan Rooney

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