Transfer Talk: Hoops bolster defence with Norwegian Rogne
Thursday 21 January 2010
Celtic have completed the signing of Norway Under-21 international defender Thomas Rogne from Stabaek for an undisclosed fee. The 19-year-old centre-half has agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Parkhead side, after training with the first-team over the past few days. The manager Tony Mowbray said: "Thomas is a young player we've watched for a while and we're delighted to bring him to the club."
United offer impressive Hovland a second trial
Manchester United The Old Trafford side have invited Norwegian youngster Even Hovland to have a second trial period with the club, according to his team Sogndal. The 20-year-old defender impressed Sir Alex Ferguson during his initial two-week spell in December. "Even has been offered a new trial in Manchester for a few days," Sogndal director Egil Mundal said. "We haven't received a serious offer for him yet though."
Arsenal have been linked with Fulham's promising defender Chris Smalling, and are ready to make a £7m offer. Adrian Mutu's agent has revealed he has spoken to Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini about a move for the Fiorentina forward, saying: "Mancini said that Mutu would be an ideal player for him."
Jermaine Beckford has reportedly signed a pre-contract with Everton to join the Toffees once his Leeds contract expires at the end of season.
Turkish giants Galatasaray are close to agreeing a season-long loan move for Manchester City's Jo, and are to approach Liverpool over a move for Ryan Babel. West Ham are set to make offers for Benni McCarthy and former striker Bobby Zamora.
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