Friday, 20 July 2012

Friday Night EPL News and Transfer Coverage:

Hello and welcome to my Friday Night EPL News and Transfer Coverage.

In this EPL Transfer update, there will be the LATEST from Robin Van Persie's situation at Arsenal, and Newcastle want Liverpool striker Andy Carroll back for around £15million plus much more....

So, without further ado, let me begin with more on Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie:

He (Van Persie) has been spotted training with his Arsenal team-mates in their training HQ at London Colney.

Guess who's back? Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie has been seen training with The Gunners today.

Juventus, Manchester City and Manchester United all want him, to say just a few.

BUT, Arsenal have said that they have not recieved any official bids for him yet.

FACT: He is STILL the most rumoured football player in the world right now.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has said that the club is close to signing Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric.

Newly promoted side Southampton are closing in to sign Crystal Palace right-back Nathaniel Clyne by Friday.

Manchester United may cool their interest in 19-year-old Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura after a £30million bid was rejected by Sao Paulo.

Maybe now they can focus on signing Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen who has formally requested a move to Manchester United.

Cool it: Sao Paulo have rejected a £30million bid for midfielder Lucas Moura.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made a £9million bid for Corinthians midfielder Paulinho and wants to sign Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby.

We want him: Arsene Wenger has made a £9million bid for midfielder Paulinho to bolster the squad for the upcoming season.
Come join The Gunners: Schalke midfieler Lewis Holtby (right) may move to North London.

This comes about after Robin Van Persie and Theo Walcott will reportedly be leaving before the start of the season.

Van Persie's future is still uncertain despite the statement made earlier this month saying that he would NOT renew his contract with Arsenal.

Theo Walcott only has one year left on his contract, and his wage demands may tempt Liverpool and Chelsea to fight for his signature in the race for a pacy winger. 

Think about it: Walcott has an important decison to make in the next few weeks as Juventus, Chelsea and Liverpool are all looking to sign him.

They have both declared their interest in Theo Walcott, and if RVP leaves surely you have to believe that Walcott will follow suit. 

Swansea have completed the £2million signing of Rayo Vallecano midfielder Michu. 

Who's Sigurdsson? Swansea replace winger Gylfi Sigurdsson with impressive midfielder Michu for £2million.

He is expected to replace Gylfi Sigurdsson (who was supposed to move to Swansea on a permanent move after a successful loan spell last season), but he moved to Tottenham instead.

Chelsea are reportedly looking to sign Lens winger Thorgan Hazard - brother of Eden Hazard who just joined for £32million in June.

He has told his club Racing Lens that he is looking to move to London, and could join up with his brother Eden who is two years older than him.

The Chelsea Brothers: Thorgan could join his brother Eden Hazard at Chelsea.

Fulham manager Martin Jol has declared his interest in Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku. He wants to sign a short-term deal with the youngster on a season-long loan as he is not getting enough first team action at The Blues.

LATEST European transfers:

Hamit Altintop from Real Madrid to Galatasaray - £2.75million

Back on home soil: A bad spell at Real, Altintop has moved back to Turkey.

Thiago Silva from AC Milan to PSG - £34million

£34million man: AC Milan defender Thiago Silva has joined the 'French Revolution' at PSG.
And even though I had reported this Alba to Barcelona story earlier this month, it is official that Valencia full-back Jordi Alba has moved to Barcelona and will wear number 18 next season with this picture:

Barcelona Blue: Full-back Jordi Alba impressed during the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
Manchester United have unveiled their new away kits for next season: 

Here it is:

Interesting: United players Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand unveil their away kits for next season.


Team GB vs Brazil: LIVE from 19:45pm, TONIGHT

Brazil have lots of talent including PSG defender Thiago Silva, Neymar, Ganso, Porto winger Hulk, Lucas and Chelsea new signing Oscar.

Team GB will have some trouble dealing with their pacy attacks, but they do not have a bad squad either with Ryan Giggs the captain, alongside Micah Richards who will dominate the defence tonight and Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy who will give service to Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge.

NOTICE: I will not be posting any updates over the next 10 days as I will be going abroad. I WILL be back on the 31st of July though, see you then.

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