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Chelsea is Hot for Cavani, Song is on His Way to Barcelona

Transfer Rumors:

  • The “Daily Mail” claims Michael Emenalo, Chelsea’s sporting director, made it clear to Edinson Cavani’s representatives that if he does not reduce his financial demands of £150,000 a week salary, the European champion club will not negotiate with Napoli, who demands £35 Million for him.
  • “El Mundo Deportivo” says Barcelona decided to keep Christian Tello, who’s courted by a number of Premier League teams, while Vice President of the Blaugrana, Josep Maria Bartomeu, took off to London to complete negotiations for Arsenal’s Alex Song transfer.

if he does not reduce his financial demands of £150,000 a week salary, the European champion club will not negotiate with Napoli

  • Reports in Italy claim that Seville offered Juventus, who’s desperate for reinforcement to the front line, to buy Alvaro Negredo.
  • Royston Drenthe, whose current contract at Real Madrid ended, will decide in the next few days between the offers he received from Manchester City, Galatasaray and Dynamo Kiev.
  • Fiorentina might sign Ryan Babel from Hoffenheim as another stop of their line-strengthening.
  • Palermo may send the Greek goalkeeper Alexandros Tzorvas to Genoa in exchange for the Swiss defender Steve Von Bergen.
  • “Sky Sports” reports Swansea accepted Blackpool’s offer for striker Stephen Dobbie.
  • Claims in France that Ajaccio is close to signing 33-year-old Adrian Motto.
  • “Gazzetta dello Sport” reports that Chelsea also entered the race after Alvaro Pereira, Porto’s Uruguayan defender. Pereira is targeted by several clubs in Italy like Napoli and Inter.
  • “Gazzetta dello Sport” also report that Milan is close to signing Rome’s striker, Marco Borriello. Genoa and Tottenham were also very interested in the Italian player, but it seems that Milan got ahead of them.
  • Derek Boateng continues to attract interest in England, this time his Ukrainian club Dnipro rejected a proposal by Fulham.
  • Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Galaxy’s 30-year-old striker, revealed that he might retire at the end of his contract next summer.


Completed Transfer Deals:

  • Valencia announced the completion of its acquisition of Nelson Valdez. The Paraguayan striker left Rubin Kazan after just one season and returned to the Spanish league.
  • Arouna Koné, who was loaned in the past two years from Seville to Hannover and Levante, was sold by the Andalusians to Wigan, and signed for three years at the club.

OCA News Editor