Southampton FC executive director of football, Les Reed is happy with the acquisition of Portugal defender Cedric Soares, who joins Saints on a four-year deal from Sporting Lisbon on Thursday. “Cédric represents a quality addition to our squad, and is another player with a desire and hunger to succeed,” he’s told the club’s official website.
It would appear that Galatasaray’s chances of landing Robin van Persie are dead in the water. The Turkish champions’ boss Hamza Hamzaoglu yesterday confirmed their interest in signing the 2013 Golden Boot winner: “We want to sign players who will both improve the squad and excite our fans,” he said. “No manager would be able
Barcelona defender Adriano’s agent Paulo Afonso says the player is happy at Nou Camp, but the lure of regular action may see him consider a move away from the European champions this summer. “Adriano is very happy at Barca,” Paulo Afonso said. “He gets on well with everyone and has had an incredible history there,”
Manchester United are pondering a summer bid for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane. That is according to Marca, who say United are willing to spend a ‘significant sum’ on the Frenchman. With David De Gea expected to move the other way, Varane could go to Old Trafford as part of the deal. However, Real insists
Agent of Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel says his client would pen a deal with the club in coming days, but confirmed a string of interests from top clubs. There were fears Skrtel, who recently expressed his hatred for Manchester United would leave this summer after rejecting a new contract offer and dismissing it as “unacceptable”.
Manchester United have suffered a blow in their bid to keep goalkeeper David De Gea from the clutches of Real Madrid. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas suffered an injury while on international duty with Costa Rica, intensifying Real’s bid to lure De Gea to the Bernabeu. The Spanish press also report De Gea’s potential move could lead
Jack Wilshere will become Manchester City’s next English transfer target after their second bid for Raheem Stanley was rejected by Liverpool. According to mirror.co.uk, the deposed Premier League champions are expected to make an initial £30million move for Wilshere. While City consider whether to raise their bid – which included £5m in add-ons – for
Southampton have slapped a £24m price tag on Manchester United and Arsenal target Morgan Schneiderlin, reports mirror.co.uk. Saints are resigned to losing Schneiderlin, who has stated he wants to play for a ‘big club,’ but will not let the France World Cup star go cheaply. Schneiderlin, 25, has two years left on his contract and
Manchester United are set to make a shock transfer move for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku. That is according to the Sun, who say the Belgian is a target for Old Trafford bosses. Mario Mandzukic is still on Louis van Gaal’s radar, but he could turn his attentions to Lukaku if he moves to Juventus. The
Galatasaray head coach Hamza Hamzaoglu has publicised his interest in bringing Manchester United striker Robin van Persie to Turkey. Van Persie’s future at Old Trafford is unclear, with manager Louis van Gaal thought to be willing to offload his fellow Dutchman in order to make space for a new striker. Italian champions Juventus and fellow