Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Premier League ins and outs

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Ins: Bacary Sagna (Auxerre, undisclosed), Lukasz Fabianski (Legia Warsaw, �2m), Eduardo da Silva (Dinamo Zagreb, undisclosed), Havard Nordtveit (FK Haugesund, undisclosed).

Outs: Jeremie Aliadiere (Middlesbrough, �2m), Fabrice Muamba (Birmingham, undisclosed), Mart Poom (Watford, free), Arturo Lupoli (Fiorentina, free), Thierry Henry (Barcelona �16.1m), Freddie Ljungberg (West Ham, �3m), Jose Antonio Reyes (Atletico Madrid, undisclosed).


Ins: Nigel Reo-Coker (West Ham, �8.5m), Harry Forrester (Watford, undisclosed), Marlon Harewood (West Ham, undisclosed), Eric Lichaj [unattached] free

Outs: Gavin McCann (Bolton, �1m), Jlloyd Samuel (Bolton, free), Juan Pablo Angel (New York Red Bulls, free), Stephen Henderson (Bristol City, free), Aaron Hughes (Fulham, �1m), Lee Hendrie (Sheffield United, released), Steven Davis (Fulham, undisclosed), Chris Sutton (retired).


Ins: Garry O'Connor (Lokomotiv Moscow, �2.7m), Stuart Parnaby (Middlesbrough, free), Fabrice Muamba (Arsenal, undisclosed), Olivier Kapo (Juventus, �3m), Daniel de Ridder (Celta Vigo, free), Richard Kingston (Antalyaspor, free), Rafael Schmitz (Lille, season-long loan), Franck Queudrue (Fulham, �2.5m)

Outs: Bruno N'Gotty (Leicester, free), Stephen Clemence (Leicester, �1m), DJ Campbell (Leicester, �2.1m)


Ins: Gunnar Nielsen (BK Frem Copenhagen, undisclosed), Maceo Rigters (NAC Breda, undisclosed), Roque Santa Cruz (Bayern Munich, undisclosed).

Outs: Andy Todd (Derby, undisclosed)


Ins: Gavin McCann (Aston Villa, �1m), Jlloyd Samuel (Aston Villa, free), Gerald Cid (Bordeaux, undisclosed), Blerim Dzemaili (FC Zurich, undisclosed), Zoltan Harsanyi (FC Senec, undisclosed), Danny Guthrie (Liverpool, season-long loan), Mikel Alonso (Real Socieded, loan), Christian Wilhelmsson (Nantes, loan).

Outs: Tal Ben Haim (Chelsea, free), Henrik Pedersen (released), Quinton Fortune (released), David Thompson (released), Cesar Martin (released).


Ins: Florent Malouda (Lyon, undisclosed), Tal Ben Haim (Bolton, free), Claudio Pizarro (Bayern Munich, free), Steve Sidwell (Reading, free), Danny Philliskirk (Oldham, undisclosed).

Outs: Khalid Boulahrouz (Sevilla, season-long loan), Yves Makaba-Makalamby (Hibernian, free), Geremi (Newcastle, free), Michael Mancienne (QPR, season-long loan).


Ins: Andy Todd (Blackburn, undisclosed), Robert Earnshaw (Norwich City, �3.5m), Tyrone Mears (West Ham, �1m), Andy Griffin (Portsmouth, free).

Outs: Seth Johnson (released), Paul Peschisolido (Luton, free), Morten Bisgaard (released), Paul Boertien (Walsall, free), Lee Grant (released), Ryan Smith (Millwall, �150,000), Lionel Ainsworth (Hereford, free).


Ins: Phil Jagielka (Sheffield Utd, �4m)

Outs: Gary Naysmith (Sheffield United, �1m), Richard Wright (West Ham, free), Alessandro Pistone (released), Scott Phelan (Bradford, free).


Ins: Aaron Hughes (Aston Villa, �1m), Steven Davis (Aston Villa, undisclosed), Diomansy Kamara (West Brom, �6m), Chris Baird (Southampton, �3.025m), Paul Konchesky (West Ham, �3.25m), David Healy (Leeds, �1.5m), Lee Cook (QPR, undisclosed).

Outs: Claus Jensen (released), Mark Pembridge (released), Tomasz Radzinski (released), Mark Crossley (released, now at Oldham), Michael Brown (Wigan, undisclosed), Franck Queudrue (Birmingham, �2.5m).


Ins: Andrey Voronin (Bayer Leverkusen, free), Kristian Nemeth & Andras Simon (both MTK Hungariam, undisclosed), Nikolay Mihaylov (Levski Sofia, undisclosed), Fernando Torres (Atletico Madrid, undisclosed), Yossi Benayoun (West Ham, undisclosed), Ryan Babel (Ajax, �11.5m), Lucas Leiva (Gremio, undisclosed).

Outs: Mark Gonzalez (Real Betis, undisclosed), Bolo Zenden (Marseille, free), Robbie Fowler (Cardiff, free), Florent Sinama Pongolle (Recreativo Huelva, �2.7m), Danny Guthrie (Bolton, season-long loan), Luis Garcia (Atletico Madrid, undisclosed), Craig Bellamy (West Ham, �7.5m), Djibril Cisse (Marseille, �6m), Jerzy Dudek (Real Madrid, released).


Ins: Geovanni (Cruzeiro, free), Rolando Bianchi (Reggina, �8.8m), Gelson Fernandes (FC Sion, undisclosed), Martin Petrov (Atletico Madrid, �4.7m), Javier Garrido (Real Sociedad, �1.5m), Vedran Corluka (Dinamo Zagreb, undisclosed), Elano (Shakhtar Donetsk, �8m)

Outs: Sylvain Distin (Portsmouth, free), Trevor Sinclair (released), Stephen Jordan (Burnley, free), Hatem Trabelsi (released), Joey Barton (Newcastle, �5.8m), Nicky Weaver (Charlton, free).


Ins: Owen Hargreaves (Bayern Munich, undisclosed), Anderson* (FC Porto, undisclosed), Nani* (Sporting Lisbon, undisclosed), Tomasz Kuszczak (West Brom, undisclosed)
(* Combined transfer fee for Anderson and Nani was �30m)

Outs: Kieran Richardson (Sunderland, undisclosed), Giuseppe Rossi (Villarreal, undisclosed), Alan Smith (Newcastle, �6m)


Ins: Tuncay Sanli (Fenerbahce, free), Jeremie Aliadiere (Arsenal, �2m), Jonathan Woodgate (Real Madrid, �7m), Luke Young (Charlton, �2.5m).

Outs: Mark Viduka (Newcastle, free), Stuart Parnaby (Birmingham, free), Abel Xavier (LA Galaxy, free), Malcolm Christie (released), Danny Graham (released), Jason Kennedy (Livingston, loan).


Ins: Mark Viduka (Middlesbrough, free), Joey Barton (Man City, �5.8m), David Rozehnal (Paris St Germain, �2.9m), Geremi (Chelsea, free), Alan Smith (Manchester United, �6m), Claudio Cacapa (Lyon, free).

Outs: Scott Parker (West Ham, �7m), Titus Bramble (Wigan, free), Antoine Sibierski (Wigan, free), Craig Moore (released), Olivier Bernard (released), Alan O'Brien (undisclosed).


Ins: David Nugent (Preston, undisclosed), John Utaka (Rennes, undisclosed), Arnold Mvuemba (Rennes, undisclosed), Sulley Muntari (Udinese, �7m), Sylvain Distin (Manchester City, free), Hermann Hreidarsson (Charlton, free), Martin Cranie (Southampton, undisclosed).

Outs: Svetoslav Todorov (Charlton, free), Daryl Fordyce (released), Andy Griffin (Derby, free), Collins Mbesuma (Bursaspor, undisclosed).


Ins: Kalifa Cisse (Boavista, �1m), Emerse Fae (Nantes, �2.5m).

Outs: Steve Sidwell (Chelsea, free), Greg Halford (Sunderland, �2.5m), Curtis Ujah (Yeovil, free), Jonathan Hayes (MK Dons, loan).


Ins: Dickson Etuhu (Norwich, �1.5m), Kieran Richardson (Manchester United, undisclosed), Greg Halford (Reading, �2.5m), Russell Anderson (Aberdeen, �1m), Michael Chopra (Cardiff City, �5m), Paul McShane (West Brom, �2.5m), Stephen Elliott (Wolves, undisclosed).

Outs: Kenny Cunningham (released), Tommy Miller (Ipswich, released).


Ins: Gareth Bale (Southampton, �5m), Adel Taarabt (Lens, undisclosed), Yuri Berchiche (Athletic Bilbao, undisclosed), Darren Bent (Charlton �16.5m), Younes Kaboul (Auxerre, �8m), Danny Rose (Leeds, undisclosed), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Hertha Berlin, undisclosed).

Outs: Emil Hallfredsson (Lyn-Oslo, undisclosed), Reto Ziegler (Sampdoria, undisclosed), Mark Yeates (Colchester, undisclosed).


Ins: Scott Parker (Newcastle, �7m), Julien Faubert (Bordeaux, �6.1m), Richard Wright (Everton, free), Craig Bellamy (Liverpool, �7.5m), Freddie Ljungberg (West Ham, �3m).

Outs: Paul Konchesky (Fulham, �3.25m), Nigel Reo-Coker (Aston Villa, �8.5m), Tyrone Mears (Derby, �1m), Yossi Benayoun (Liverpool, undisclosed), Marlon Harewood (Aston Villa, undisclosed), Teddy Sheringham (Colchester, released), Shaun Newton (Leicester, released), Roy Carroll (Rangers, free).


Ins: Antoine Sibierski (Newcastle, free), Titus Bramble (Newcastle, free), Mario Melchiot (Rennes, free), Andreas Granqvist (Helsingborg, undisclosed), Carlo Nash (Preston, �300,000), Jason Koumas (West Brom, �5.3m), Michael Brown (Fulham, undisclosed).

Outs: Lee McCulloch (Rangers, �2.25m), Matt Jackson (Watford, free), Arjan de Zeeuw (released), David Unsworth (released), Andreas Johansson (AaB Aalborg, free).

Source: BBC Sport

Monday, July 23, 2007

Giggs confident of Man Utd deal

Ryan Giggs has revealed he is confident he will sign a new contract at Manchester United in the near future.

Giggs, 33, is in talks with chief executive David Gill to extend his Old Trafford career into a 17th year.

He said: "We have had a brief chat, so hopefully it will get sorted sooner rather than later.

"There have never really been any problems with my contracts. Maybe two or three years ago, but even then it wasn't a massive one."

Giggs, 33, who has won nine league titles with United and is closing in on Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 754 club games, has a year left on his current deal.

He added: "We trust each other, which comes from 15 or 16 years in the first team. I don't think I need to play well in specific games otherwise I won't be offered a contract. Generally speaking, if I am doing well, everything else will take care of itself.

"It is not something I worry myself about. You could easily get caught up in 'I have only got a year left so I need to play well' and put that added extra pressure on yourself.

"But the pressure playing for United in itself is enough you don't want to put added pressure on.

"I just try to enjoy it because I feel the more I enjoy my game the better I play.

"That has been the case over the last few years because I am coming to the end of my career."

Chief executive Gill said the club would be looking to extend defender Wes Brown's contract, which is also set to expire next summer.

"Wes in his final year and we will sit down with him to discuss an extension," he added.

"We will be looking to extend his contract."

Source: BBC Sport