Transfer Gossip 24/7/12


  • Roberto Mancini had had a major bust-up with Manchester City over their failure to land Robin van Persie.
  • Tim Cahill has quit Everton for New York Red Bulls – and will team up with Thierry Henry in the Big Apple.
  • Fleetwood want QPR midfielder Joey Barton to play for them in a friendly on Friday night.
  • Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is still looking to spend during the transfer window.
  • Andre Villas-Boas last night blasted “unprofessional” Luka Modric as Tottenham insisted Real Madrid must cough up £40million to sign him.
  • Frank Lampard is refusing to rule out a move to the MLS – if he cannot extend his deal with Chelsea.
  • Nottingham Forest’s new owners will signal their intent on making a Premier League return by swooping for former City Ground favourite Jermaine Jenas.
  • Bayern Munich have launched a cut-price bid to sign Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong for £8million.
  • German clubs Hamburg and Wolfsburg want to sign Nigel Reo-Coker.


  • Luka Modric has made a grovelling apology to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy for going on strike.
  • Roberto Mancini is furious Manchester City are falling behind in the race to sign Robin van Persie.
  • Golf bosses will consider a crackdown on caddies after Carlos Tevez bunked into The Open.
  • Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has finally admitted that he is battling to land Brazilian wonderkid Lucas Moura.
  • Nottingham Forest’s new owners want Jermaine Jenas to be their first big signing.
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor has rejected speculation linking him with a move from Aston Villa to Sunderland.
  • Tim Cahill is poised to leave Everton for New York Red Bulls.
  • Everton face a battle with Newcastle and Tottenham for Getafe midfielder Abdel Barrada.
  • West Brom are closing in on agreeing a deal for Argentinian midfielder Claudio Yacob.
  • Brighton have beaten Spurs, Arsenal, AC Milan and Valencia to land Jeremy Balmy from Le Havre.
  • Southampton look ready to sell Lee Barnard, Ryan Dickson and Jonathan Forte.


  • Andy Carroll has told Liverpool they will force him out of Anfield.
  • Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker has been ruled out for up to six weeks with an Achilles injury.
  • Brighton and Burnley will battle it out for Wolves striker Sam Vokes.


  • Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas last night branded Luka Modric unprofessional over his mini-strike.
  • Roberto Mancini fears Manchester City have lost the initiative in the scramble for Robin van Persie’s signature.
  • Bayern Munich will make a £6million bid for Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong.
  • Zent St Petersburg have joined the chase for Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel and hope to tempt him with a £110,000-per-week deal.
  • Fulham are looking at Hoffenheim forward Ryan Babel.
  • Al Hilal are keen on Arsenal striker Park Chu-young and West Ham forward Frederic Piquionne.

  • Tim Cahill will bring the curtain down on a distinguished Everton career today by moving to Major League Soccer with New York Red Bulls.
  • Nigel de Jong is set to be left behind when Manchester City fly out to China today with Bayern Munich closing on a cut-price £8million deal.

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