Transfer Rumours: Wednesday July 14, 2010Rumour • Author: Mehmet Pozam • Wednesday, July 14, 2010
In today's press scan, news reports from the Turkish and International press linking Fenerbahçe with transfer moves for Asamoah Gyan, Aritz Aduriz, Roque Santa Cruz, Sercan Yıldırım and others. Please note that Fenerbahçe Worldwide does not confirm any of the following transfer rumours.
The following transfer rumours were linked in Turkish and International media, although each is pure speculation unless the club issues an official statement. We do not hold any of the rumours to be truth.
Fenerbahçe Worldwide will publish one article of transfer rumours per day (as long as there is demand), and the list will be updated throughout the day as more are reported. Please check the article periodically for updates.
Asamoah Gyan (Rennes)
Striker - 24 years old
L'Equipe, Hürriyet, Vatan, Habertürk, Fanatik
France's L'Equipe suggests that Fenerbahçe have increased their offer for Rennes striker Asamoah Gyan. However, with growing interest from Premier League sides, notably Liverpool, the French club are reportedly asking for a higher transfer fee. Reports in the Turkish press also write Fenerbahçe's offer for Gyan, but include they have tough opposition from English clubs. Fanatik claims there is a 'bidding war' for the 24-year-old Ghanaian goalscorer, with Liverpool, West Ham United, Sunderland and Fenerbahçe involved.
Aritz Aduriz (RCD Mallorca)
Striker - 29 years old
Spanish sports daily Marca claimed on Tuesday afternoon that Fenerbahçe made an offer for RCD Mallorca striker Aritz Aduriz. The 29-year-old goalscorer could have the opportunity to play in the UEFA Champions League, wrote Marca, if Aritz Aduriz joins the Yellow Canaries. Spain's Superdeporte, however, claims on Wednesday that Aritz Aduriz has reached a formal agreement with Valencia and that the deal will be finalized in the next few days.
Roque Santa Cruz (Manchester City)
Striker - 28 years old
Telegraph, ABC, Sabah, Pas Fotomaç
A Pas Fotomaç report, also published on Sabah online, cites reports in UK's The Telegraph that Fenerbahçe are interested in Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz. Rumours are that Fenerbahçe have already made an offer to the Paraguayan goalscorer and are preparing to make a bid to the Premier League giants. Santa Cruz is also quoted in Paraguay daily ABC that he does have offers, but has not yet decided where he will go next season.
Sercan Yıldırım (Bursaspor)
Striker - 20 years old
Turkish daily Hürriyet claims that Fenerbahçe are still keen on landing Bursaspor striker Sercan Yıldırım. Rumours are that the Yellow Canaries have renewed a part exchange deal for the 20-year-old goalscorer. While Sercan will be Fenerbahçe bound, a Yellow Canaries striker is forseen to leave Kadıköy. Hürriyet writes 'the biggest swap in recent years' could happen any moment. Update: Fenerbahçe issued an official statement rejecting rumours of a swap between Sercan Yıldırım and Semih Şentürk. The club management denied interest in the Bursaspor striker and stated they have no intentions of parting ways with Semih Şentürk.
Villareal striker Nilmar, VfL Wolfsburg striker Grafite, AS Nancy-Lorraine striker Issiar Dia, OGC Nice striker Loïc Rémy and Kayserispor goalkeeper Orkun Uşak have also been linked with Fenerbahçe.
Disclaimer: Fenerbahçe Worldwide does not confirm any of the above rumours or state that they are anything else than mere speculation. Please wait for official announcements from the club management.
(Pictured above, Aritz Aduriz)