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Monday, April 28, 2008

Lateste Transfer News

Chelsea can have Kaka for £55m, claim AC Milan

Chelsea's hopes of landing Brazilian superstar Kaka received a boost last night as AC Milan admitted they are ready to sell the South American for £55million to balance their books.
Milan are determined to land Kaka's Brazilian compatriot Ronaldinho from Barcelona, despite haggling over the Catalan club's valuation. But new San Siro president Adriano Galliani put Chelsea on red alert last night as he publicly revealed for the first time that Milan will let Kaka go if the right offer comes in.
Galliani said: "To get the books back in order it would be enough to sell Kaka for £55m."
Milan look certain to miss out on a Champions League spot next season and are set for a massive summer overhaul, with Carlo Ancelotti likely to be replaced as coach by Frank Rijkaard or Roberto Donadoni.

Ronaldinho is set to arrive for around £22m, once a deal is struck with Barca.
And with Milan keen to land Didier Drogba, midfielder Kaka could now be in play for a player plus cash swap that would give Roman Abramovich the fantasy footballer he has craved.

United Chase Santa Cruz
Manchester United are rumoured to be interested in bolstering their strike force by making an offer for Blackburn Rovers’ Paraguayan striker, Roque Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz, 26, joined Rovers from Bayern Munich in the summer for £4million and has proved to be an excellent buy, scoring 16 goals in his first Premier League season already.
However United manager Alex Ferguson has been looking for a striker for some time to add to his squad alongside Rooney, Tevez and Saha, who has spent large parts of the season out injured.
Although United had been rumoured to be in the hunt for both Tottenham’s Dimitar Berbatov and Ajax’s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, both of whom would involve United spending big, it appears that Ferguson may have switched his sights to the former Bayern Munich man instead.
Indeed reports suggest that Ferguson is willing to offer Blackburn £10 million in order to get his man. Although this is likely to be about half what a Berbatov or a Huntelaar would cost, it might just be enough to snare Santa Cruz, especially when he cost Rovers only £4 million a little over a year ago.
Whilst Blackburn Rovers would be loathe to let their star striker go, the money offered by United would be difficult for them to turn down and they do have plenty of others options up front.
South African Benni McCarthy is thought to have recently signed a new contract at Ewood Park and Rovers also have goal scoring options in the form of Jason Roberts and Matt Derbyshire.

Berbatov Can Go For The Right Price - Ramos
Tottenham Hotspur boss Juande Ramos has suggested star striker Dimitar Berbatov could leave this summer if the asking price is met.

The 27-year-old has been linked with European heavyweights Real Madrid, Milan, and Manchester United, among others.Manager Ramos was asked about the player's future after his side's draw 1-1 with Bolton on Saturday afternoon, and revealed there was a chance he may leave this summer."We know the situation of Berbatov and we are calm about it," ensured the Spaniard."If a team comes along and pays the asking price the chairman wants then possibly yes, but we're delighted to have him here." Berbatov has scored 23 goals this season - arguably his finest yet - and his class has always made him a candidate for a move away from White Hart Lane, as the Lilywhites have failed to break into the Champions League.Having signed for £10.9 million from Bayer Leverkusen in 2006, it is rumoured that a sky-high £30 million is being demanded before the club would consider selling their star man, a price so high as to put off any interested parties.He was constantly linked with a move away from the club this past summer and regularly reported to be unhappy at the club, but it seems since the arrival of Juande Ramos, and particularly since the Carling Cup win, that the Bulgarian international is looking happier in north London, and therefore it would take a massive move to prise him away from Ramos as he continues his Spurs revolution.

Mourinho: Barca Or Real Madrid Would Be Perfect
Former Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has hinted that he would like to take the reigns at either Barcelona or Real Madrid.

The ‘Special One’ has been a free agent since leaving Chelsea earlier this season and reports have constantly linked him with both Milan and Inter. However it seems as if Mourinho wants to return to the Blaugrana - the club where he learned his trade working alongside Sir Bobby Robson as a translator during the mid-nineties - or their arch-rivals and current La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
“Barcelona are a fantastic club and I enjoyed my time there,” Mourinho told ABC.
“I don’t know if my future will be to train Barcelona or to play against them.
“What I know for sure is that I would like to return to the Blaugrana.”
Mourinho also revealed his penchant for Barcelona’s bitter rivals, Real Madrid and the former Blues tactician revealed that he wouldn’t mind sending some time on the Santiago Bernabeu bench.
“Every coach would like to train Real Madrid, I am not the only one,” concluded Mourinho.
With Barcelona under par domestically and with Real Madrid stumbling in Europe the door at either club is likely to be open come the end of the season. There have been rumours suggesting that Rijkaard’s time in the Catalan city is up and if they fail in their Champions League bid then Mourinho could arrive sooner rather than later.