Transfer news: Ronaldinho close to return home
Wednesday 14 July 2010
Ronaldinho is close to returning home to Brazil after the Flamengo president, Patricia Amorim, confirmed she has held talks with the Milan forward. The 30-year-old has one year remaining on his contract at San Siro.
The Senegalese midfielder Papa Bouba Diop is set to leave Pompey and join AEK Athens after agreeing a two-year deal with an option for a third. The 32-year-old arrived at Fratton Park in August 2007 after spending three seasons with Fulham.
Boro have signed the Celtic defender Stephen McManus for £1.5m on a three-year deal and agreed a fee for Rangers' midfielder Kevin Thomson. The 27-year-old McManus played 16 times for Boro while on loan from Celtic in 2010, while Thomson has appeared in 71 matches for Rangers.
Despite an offer from his former club Leicester City, manager Simon Grayson is staying with the Whites, having signed a new three-year deal. Last season, Grayson helped his team regain a spot in the Championship.
The Seagulls have agreed an undisclosed fee to acquire Swindon Town's Gordon Greer, with the Scottish defender signing a three-year deal. Manager Gus Poyet spoke of Brighton's need for a reliable centre-half, stating "Gordon is the type of player we wanted".
Garry O'Connor has agreed a new six-month deal with the club, with an option for six more. The 27-year-old striker missed most of last season recovering from double hip surgery. "There's no reason why he still can't go on to have a successful career," said the Blues' manager, Alex McLeish.
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