Transfer Talk: Magpie attracts suitors
Wednesday 12 August 2009
Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul is being monitored by a host of Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Portsmouth, Wigan, Hull and local rivals Sunderland.
The 20-year-old Netherlands Under-21 international produced an impressive display after coming on as a half-time substitute for for the injured Steve Harper during the Magpies' draw at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Zenden hopeful of return
Former Liverpool, Chelsea and Middlesbrough midfielder Boudewijn Zenden claims he is in talks with Premier League clubs. The former Dutch international, currently a free agent after leaving Marseilles earlier this summer, is hopeful of securing a move before the start of the season on Saturday. "Hull, Blackburn and Portsmouth have expressed an interest and I am in talks with those clubs," the 32-year-old, who spent six years in England between 2001 and 2007, claimed "but I have not decided anything yet."
Youngsters leave the lane
Tottenham Hotspur have allowed defender Yuri Berchiche to join Real Valladolid on a permanent transfer. Fellow White Hart Lane academy product, 18-year-old striker, Jon Obika, has joined Yeovil on loan. The forward scored four goals in 10 games for the Glovers last season after making two Uefa Cup appearances for Spurs.
Hull sign another striker
Celta Vigo striker Kemal Ghilas has agreed personal terms with Hull City. The Algerian forward follows Jozy Altidore as Tigers manager Phil Brown increases his striking options.
Nigerian to sign up at Fulham
Fulham are close to agreeing a £2.5m deal to sign Nigerian midfielder Kalu Uche from Spanish side Almeria.
Hamann not joining Sven
Former Germany international Dietmar Harmann is unlikely to link up again with Sven Goran Eriksson at Notts County after Magpies manager Ian McParland dismissed reports. The 35-year-old midfielder, who had been linked with a free transfer to Meadow Lane, played under Eriksson during the Swede's year in charge at Manchester City.
Petrov wants out of City
Manchester City midfielder Martin Petrov is looking to leave Eastlands. “I don’t see City depending much on me,” he said. “No footballer is content with polishing the bench - I am no exception.”
Newcastle duo staying put
Newcastle’s Argentine duo Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini have been distanced from moves to Greece.
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