Thursday, 5 July 2012

Thursday's EPL Transfer Talk, News and Done Deals:

Hello and welcome to my Thursday's EPL Transfer Talk, News and Done Deals.
You know the drill:

So let me start off by showing you all the 18-man squad for Team GB in the London Olympics football squad:

This is the official London Olympic ball that will be used next month in the International football tournament.

The 18-man squad:

Jack Butland (Birmingham) and Jason Steele (Middlesbrough) 


Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Steven Caulker (Tottenham), Craig Dawson (West Brom), Micah Richards (Manchester City), Neil Taylor (Swansea), James Tomkins (West Ham)

Joe Allen (Swansea), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Jack Cork (Southampton), Ryan Giggs (Manchester United), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Scott Sinclair (Swansea)


Craig Bellamy (Liverpool), Marvin Sordell (Bolton), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea).

EPL Transfer Talk and Done Deals: 

Transfer Talk:

Arsenal have been told that it will cost them £17million to sign Lyon goalkeepeer Hugo Lloris who has been allowed to leave the French club, but for the right price. 

Rivals Sunderland and Newcastle are battling head-to-head to sign Ajax left-back Vurnon Anita who is worth around £9million.

Manchester United are ready to make a £30million bid to sign Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas Moura, if they fail to sign Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric who is poised to move to Real Madrid who is also wanted by Chelsea.

New Done Deals (from the 5th July):

Fabio - QPR from Manchester United (season-long loan)

Pavel Pogrebnyak - Reading from Fulham (free transfer)

Carlos Cuellar - Sunderland from Aston Villa (free transfer)

Gylfi Sigurdsson - Tottenham from Hoffenheim (£7-8million)

A minor transfer saga has been completed, as Tottenham hijacked Liverpool to the signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim.
He spent last season on-loan at Swansea, where he was expected to stay there on a permament loan. Manager Brendan Rodgers, left Swansea for Liverpool and instantly made his interest known, saying that 'he wanted to sign Sigurdsson'.
New Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas quickly snapped him up underneath Rodger's nose.

Tug of war: Former Chelsea manager AVB's first signing at Spurs is winger Gylfi Sigurdsson.
He is a quality signing, and £8million is a bargain for a player of his talent. 

Leon Best - Blackburn Rovers from Newcastle United (undislcosed fee)

EPL News:

Arsenal striker and captain Robin Van Persie has confirmed that he will NOT sign a new contract at Arsenal, and will leave the club when he contract runs out next season.

Bombshell: Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie has indicated that he does not want to extend his contract.

Former Chelsea manager Andre Villas Boas has become the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur. He replaces Harry Redknapp who was sacked over a week ago following a dodgy set of results in the last quarter of the season, in which he could have won, but failed to even qualify for the Champions League.


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