Mikel wants €5m per-season-Fenerbahce

GODWIN AIKIGBE More facts continue to emerge on why Fenerbahce pulled out of the race to sign Chelsea’s Nigeria midfielder John Mikel. Sportsrollcall had reported the club’s president Aziz Yildirim say the deal was put off because of the 35 million euro price. In less than 24 hours on, Turkish-football.com is reporting Yildirim revealing that

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“Pérez never wanted Casillas-parents

.Galaticos bid Madrid legend farewell BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Iker Casillas parents have lashed out at Real Madrid president Fiorentino Perez, blaming him for the goalkeeper’s departure for FC Porto after 25 years eventful at Bernabeu. In a revealing interview with El Mundo, the duo said it would have been better if their son ended his

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Besiktas agree €7m Remy deal with Chelsea

BY OUR CORRESPONDENT Loic Remmy will finally end his nightmarish spell at Stamford Bridge after Besiktas struck a €7m a deal with Chelsea for his services, according to AMK. The report stated that Besiktas President Fikret Orman held a meeting with Chelsea representatives yesterday evening and negotiated the transfer fee for the France international. AMK

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Zola takes charge at Al Arabi

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Italian newspaper LagazzettaDelloSports is reporting that Italy legend Gianfrance Zola is on his way to Doha, Qatar to take up the reins at Al Arabi. The former Cagliari coach was contracted by the club after they failed to land Roberto Carlos, who opted for a stint in the Indian Premier League. The

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Darmian revels in Man United move

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Torino and Italy defender Matteo Darmian is thrilled by his move to Manchester United, describing the Red Devils as the best club in the world. True to Louis van Gaal’s word on Friday, the club has just announced the official signing of the player that is largely likened to Italy legend Paolo

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Casillas, Madrid finally reach an agreement

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Iker Casillas and Real Madrid have just reached an agreement that will free the goalkeeper for his departure for FC Porto, after an evening of intense negotiations. According to AS, both parties finally resolved the differences relating to tax implications, which the Bernabeu giants initially refused to undertake. Spanish national radio station,

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‘Valdes will join Antalyaspor if…’

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes will join Antalyaspor if the wage demands are accepted, says the Turkey club’s president Gültekin Gencer. “We have made an official bid. Valdes wants to join Antalyaspor all that remains is for us to agree the fee being demanded. I believe it will be completed within a

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Rafael in talks with Galatasaray

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Rafael Da Silva could be the third Manchester United player to defect to Turkey this summer, after news emerged the Brazilian is in talks with Galatasaray. Fenerbahce have already signed Nani and are expected to complete the signing of striker Robin van Persie on Sunday. Matteo Darmian’s imminent arrival from Torino means

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