Robinho to Meet With Fenerbahce in Hope of Move From City: Soccer Roundup
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable links to the Web.
The Brazil forward has been told he can leave City, which he joined from Real Madrid for a British-record 32.5 million pounds ($50 million) in 2008.
Turkish club Besiktas agreed to a 16 million-pound fee with City last week, but was unable to find a sponsor to help fund the deal, opening the door for rival Fenerbahce, the Telegraph said.
Chelsea is looking to add to its backline after Ricardo Carvalho’s departure to Real Madrid. The Premier League champion was eyeing Benfica’s David Luiz, but his 27 million-pound price tag could be too much and reports in Italy say manager Carlo Ancelotti has turned his attention to Burdisso, the Mail said.
Moyes has been pursuing Crouch for the past month and the two clubs are now in advanced talks about a swap, the Mirror said.
French club Rennes wants 12 million pounds for Gyan and Sunderland would prefer a player with Premier League experience for that price, the Mail said.
Redknapp is a fan of Diarra, having signed him from Arsenal while manager at Portsmouth in 2008. The Spurs boss added former Gunners captain William Gallas at the weekend.
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