Spurs Resume Pursuit of Brazil’s Damiao, Willian: Soccer Roundup
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Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has resumed his pursuit of Brazilian pair Leandro Damiao and Willian and wants to sign as many as three players in this month’s transfer window, the Daily Mirror reported.
Internacional striker Damiao was Brazil’s top goal scorer at the 2012 Olympic Games with six goals in five appearances and would cost about 20 million pounds ($32.6 million), while Shakhtar Donetsk wants 17 million pounds for winger Willian, the Mirror added.
There’s been speculation that Ferguson, who turned 71 two days ago, may chose to stand down at the end of the current campaign should the Red Devils win the championship, the newspaper added.
Arsenal inquired about signing Atletico Madrid striker Adrian Lopez, although the London club is reluctant to pay the 14 million-pound buyout clause in his contract, the Daily Mirror reported.
The Gunners are said to have begun formal talks with Atletico officials about a deal in this month’s transfer window, the Daily Mail reported.
No Henry Return
“He is not ready,” the Guardian cited Wenger as saying. “He has just come back from holiday so at the moment we are not on that case.”
Odemwingie, 31, has 18 months remaining on his contract and may cost about 3 million pounds, the newspaper added.
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