Barcelona interested in Ansaldi

May 26, 2010

imscouting.com

Barcelona target Rubin Kazan left back Cristian Ansaldi

Spanish newspaper Sport reports this morning that Barcelona are interested in signing Rubin Kazan left back Cristian Ansaldi.

Ansaldi, who can also play on the right, or in midfield, impressed against Barcelona in two matches in the Champions League group stages.

The 23-year-old has previously been linked with a move to Manchester City and is contracted to Rubin Kazan until 2012.

Pep Guardiola is reportedly looking to provide competition for Maxwell and Eric Abidal on the left hand side of the Barcelona defence.

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Sunderland interested in Angeleri

May 25, 2010

tribalfootbal.com

Sunderland in Estudiantes talks for star fullback Angeleri

Sunderland are in talks with Estudiantes for star fullback Marcos Angeleri.

The People says Black Cats boss Steve Bruce wants to strike a £4million deal with Angeleri’s club Estudiantes.

Bruce hopes to close the Angeleri move this week after his side were knocked out of the prestigious Copa Libertadores – clearing the way for his quick exit.

Black Cats No.2 Eric Black was in South America to watch the defender and now an offer has been made, with ­Estudiantes ­prepared to sell the 27-year-old.

Angeleri – omitted from Diego Maradona’s World Cup squad – only missed out on a move to Italian side Bologna last summer ­because of a major knee problem.

However, he has returned and proved his fitness. Sunderland have turned to Angeleri after ­being quoted a huge price for Alan Hutton by Tottenham at the end of his loan spell.


Benfica interested in Carrizo

May 25, 2010

According to a report in Clarin, Benfica has contacted Juan Pablo Carrizo’s agent to begin negotiating a possible transfer.

The former Lazio GK Carrizo is currently on loan to Real Zaragoza.

BENFICA TAMBIEN ESTA INTERESADO

Los portugueses ya dieron el primer paso al contactarse ayer con el representante del arquero.

Ese sueño que tiene casi todo River de que Juan Pablo Carrizo vuelva a ser el arquero titular del futuro equipo que armará y conducirá Angel Cappa, vive una coyuntura de pesadilla: ayer se supo que el poderoso Benfica, de Portugal, saldrá firmemente al cruce de objetivo.

Tanto es así que las autoridades del Benfica, donde juegan argentinos prestigiosos como Angel Di María, Javier Saviola y Pablo Aimar, han iniciado contactos con su pares del Lazio, de Italia, que posee los derechos deportivos del guardavallas, aunque Carrizo haya terminado la temporada jugando en el Zaragoza de España.

Lo de la prestigiosa institución portuguesa va tan en serio que ayer mismo se pusieron en contacto con el empresario Pablo Sabbag, quien atiende los intereses de Carrizo, para conocer las condiciones para así empezar a pisar en firme sobre la futura contratación.


Atletico Madrid president insists Aguero will stay

May 25, 2010

imscouting.com

Atletico Madrid president insists Sergio Aguero will stay

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has insisted that the Europa League winners will do all they can to keep hold of Sergio Aguero.

The Argentine striker, who has a 60 million euro buyout clause, has been linked with a host of major clubs including Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City.

Cerezo told the Atletico Madrid official website: “He has a contract with us, we want him to stay and he is happy here. Only if someone comes in to pay his buy-out clause would we then have to see what he decides.”

The Atletico president continued: “I would be surprised if he wasn’t here next season. It’s not in our plans to sell any player who is important to us.”

In 2009/2010, Aguero scored 18 goals and provided seven assists in 47 appearances.


Inter interested in Mascherano

May 24, 2010

imscouting.com

Inter Milan join Chelsea in the race for Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano
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Treble winners Inter Milan have joined the race to sign Liverpool defensive midfielder Javier Mascherano , according to a report in Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport.

Yesterday Chelsea were linked with Mascherano who has long been tipped to leave Liverpool with Barcelona reportedly interested last season.

Inter Milan are also after Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and also have also been rumoured to be interested in Rafa Benitez to replace Jose Mourinho who seems set for Real Madrid.

The midfielder made 47 appearances for Liverpool in the Premier League and European competition last season, scoring one goal and picking up 11 yellow cards. His contract is up in two years.


Manchester United interested in Funes Mori

May 19, 2010

dailystar.co.uk

MANCHESTER UNITED EYEING UP MOVE FOR ARGENTINIAN FUNES MORI

Alex Ferguson is eyeing up move for Argentinian Funes Mori
By Steve Morgan

MANCHESTER UNITED are eyeing up a move for Argentine wonderkid Funes Mori.

The strike sensation, 19, has been in brilliant form for River Plate and has already attracted a whole host of admirers including Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Mori, who won a reality show to secure a contract with the club, has already received an offer to undergo trials with United’s ­arch-rivals Chelsea.

The talented teenager scored a stunning hat-trick against Racing Club last week and is rated as one of the hottest ­prospects in South America.

And Sir Alex Ferguson, who is happy to take his chances with South American talent, will be hoping to win the race for Mori before his European rivals get in on the act.

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diariouno.com.ar

Gabriel Funes Mori habló de su posible pase al Manchester United

por Gustavo Privitera

El delantero mendocino de River afirmó, con sorpresa, que no sabe nada del tema y que “sería buenísimo. El fútbol inglés es el mejor de Europa”, señaló.

Gabriel Funes Mori es pretendido por clubes de Italia y ahora lo quiere Manchester United.

El delantero de River Plate, Rogelio Gabriel Funes Mori habló de su posible pase al Manchester United y se mostró sorprendido acerca de la noticia que dio el portal inglés Daily Star acerca del interés del conjunto que dirige Alex Ferguson por sus servicios.

Lo consultamos vía telefónica sobre el tema y soltó un: “no sé nada, pero sería buenísimo”.

Y agregó: “me estoy enterando por ustedes, pero sólo estoy disfrutando de haber jugado este tiempo en River y pienso en las vacaciones”.

Fue más allá, al decir que “todo jugador sueña con jugar en Europa y más si es en el fútbol inglés, pero a eso tengo que hablarlo con mi representante (es su tío, llamado Walter Redondo) y ver qué pasa”.

Funes Mori, quien junto a su hermano gemelo Ramiro (juega de defensor en la reserva del conjunto de Núñez) tienen chances de ser sparring de la selección argentina en el Mundial de Sudáfrica, le destinó elogios al fútbol inglés: “me encanta y es el mejor de Europa. Me gusta cómo juegan los grandes como Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City y Arsenal. En Italia y en España juegan bien, pero en Inglaterra el fútbol es más dinámico y más lindo”.

Funes Mori, que mide 1,85 metros y tiene cinco goles en primera división, se hizo conocido en el 2008 por haber ganado un reality show en el Dallas FC, de Estados Unidos, entre 2.000 chicos. También tuvo una prueba en Chelsea de Inglaterra.


Tevez returning to Boca?

May 18, 2010

MirrorFootball

‘Disappointed’ Tevez Hints At Manchester City Exit

Carlos Tevez last night dropped his clearest hints that he wants to quit Manchester City.

Argentinian striker Tevez says he wants to return to Boca Juniors and expressed his disappointment at not winning any trophies with City.

City boss Roberto Mancini is facing a major battle to keep Tevez this summer after the club missed out on finishing in the Champions League places.

It has put Real Madrid on red alert but Tevez has expressed his desire to return home to the club where he began his career and he is being widely tipped to leave the Premier League this summer.

Tevez, 26, in an interview with Fox Sports and Argentinian radio, said: “My idea is to one day leave Manchester City and to play in Boca Juniors.

“My season personally was good in England but I did not win any titles and that is disappointing.

“For me, this year was special. My challenge was to be consistent and arrive at the World Cup in perfect condition.

“I am convinced that South Africa will be my World Cup. I am now determined to put in the maximum effort and fight for my place in the starting XI for Argentina.

“Argentina are well prepared to be World Cup champions. There is no-one I would rather play for. When I play for Argentina, I play for the shirt and never the money.”

Boca Juniors would not be able to afford Tevez or his wages but the fact that the Argentinian is talking about leaving and his disappointment is a major worry for City. City will be desperate to keep the £32.5m striker to relaunch another assault on the top four next season and losing him would be a huge setback in their long term aims.