SNEIJDER FOR SALE
Wesley Sneijder has hinted that Inter Milan want to sell him for the right price, meaning he could well be on his way after all.
Manchester United have been heavily linked with a £30million bid all summer, whilst rumours surfaced that Manchester City were close to wrapping up a deal before the weekend. Both clubs could use the ultra creative midfielder in their set-ups, and his availability could cause a scramble between the two clubs.
Incidentally, the sale of Sneijder will free up the funds for Inter to make a move for Carlos Tevez.
ARSENAL SET TO MAKE SIGNING
Excited, Arsenal fans? A new big name to pep up what is quickly becoming a depleted squad. Yes…you’ve signed another kid. Arsenal are set to complete the purchase of highly-rated Southampton flyer, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The 18-year-old will set Arsenal back £12million, with £7million up front, and a further £5million in add-ons.
Also another bid is being prepared for Gary Cahill after Thomas Vermaelen broke down in the friendly with Benfica.
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER HOST OF PLAYERS LINKED WITH SPURS
Given the amount of players linked with Tottenham this summer, it would seem a wonder how few people they’ve signed, with Brad Friedel the only notable arrival.
Today sees Spurs linked with Costa Rica international Bryan Ruiz, currently strutting his stuff with FC Twente. Spurs have been in dire need of a forward, and he is the latest singled out to hopefully aid the club’s hunt for goals.
Elsewhere, there’s also talk that they’re closing in on deals for Lassana Diarra and Christopher Samba, whilst Chelsea are expected to come back with a third bid for Luka Modric at some point this week.
NEWCASTLE HUNT FOR A STRIKER
Another club searching for forwards this summer are Newcastle United, having sold their main striker in January, and then offloaded their top goalscorer for the season to the Championship.
Apparently they will throw £10million Tottenham’s way and hope they receive Roman Pavlyuchenko in return, whilst a £3.5million bid has been launched for the Norwich forward Grant Holt.
Also linked is Ola Toivonen, currently plying his trade with PSV Eindhoven, whilst Newcastle are at least expected to wrap up the signing of Gabriel Obertan from Manchester United in the next 24 hours.
THE HIGH PRICE OF SWP
Bolton boss Owen Coyle is keen to sign Manchester City’s Shaun Wright-Phillips – but his sky high wages are proving a stumbling block.
Wright-Phillips is out of favour at City, and Coyle admitted: “In an ideal world, I’d be interested if he (Wright-Phillips) was available, and I have to say ‘if’ because there have been stories hanging around that we’ve been granted permission to speak to him.
“He’s very talented but you have to accept that sometimes players at the elite clubs are difficult because of finances.”
ON THE CONTINENT
Barcelona graduate Jeffren has joined Sporting Lisbon, as opposed to a move to Italy or Bolton Wanderers.
Samuel Eto’o could be sold by Inter Milan, with super rich Russian side Anzhi tracking his situation.
Roma have spend £15million bringing Erik Lamela to Italy from River Plate, with the midfielder the latest hot prospect to graduate from their academy.
Manchester United won the Community Shield, coming from two goals down to defeat Manchester City 3-2 in the season curtain-raiser.
Spurs are worried that their season opener could be hindered by the on-going riots in the area.
Former Wales manager John Toshack has been appointed manager of FYR Macedonia.Tags: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, arsenal, Bryan Ruiz, Daily Round Up, Inter Milan, Manchester City, Manchester United, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Wesley Sneijder