Transfer Rumours: Thursday July 15, 2010Rumour • Author: Mehmet Pozam • Thursday, July 15, 2010
In today's press scan, news reports from the Turkish and International press linking Fenerbahçe with transfer moves for Asamoah Gyan, Miloš Krasić, Grafite, Giovani dos Santos 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
Sabah, Milliyet, Vatan, Habertürk, Fanatik
According to reports in the Turkish press, Asamoah Gyan is still Fenerbahçe's top priority. While it is reported that Fenerbahçe and Liverpool have the best offers for the Rennes striker, Premier League sides Sunderland and West Ham United look to be out of the picture. Milliyet claims that Fenerbahçe officials will conduct talks with the French club this weekend, increasing their former offer. Sabah and Vatan quote a Rennes official who says they are open to negotiate with Fener if there is an increased offer.
Miloš Krasić (CSKA Moscow)
Attacking midfielder - 25 years old
Sabah, Milliyet, Fanatik
While Sabah and Milliyet repeat Miloš Krasić's former statement of, "There is a concrete offer from Fenerbahçe. But with all respect to the Turkish club, it's not worth leaving CSKA for them", Turkish sports daily Fanatik claims that Fenerbahçe are still continuing their pursuit on the 25-year-old Serbian attacking midfielder. Rumours are that the Yellow Canaries are preparing to offer Krasić a hefty salary, hoping to finalize the transfer soon.
Grafite (VfL Wolfsburg)
Striker - 31 years old
According to a report in Fanatik, an agent for VfL Wolfsburg striker Grafite has told Radyospor that his client has not received an offer from Fenerbahçe. The agent stated his client has an ongoing contract with the Bundesliga side and he is expected to return from his post-World Cup holidays and join Wolfsburg's pre-season preparations.
Giovani dos Santos (Tottenham / Galatasaray)
Attacking midfielder - 21 years old
Sabah, Pas Fotomaç
A Pas Fotomaç report, also published in Sabah online, rumours that an agent for Mexican attacking midfielder Giovani dos Santos has sit down for negotiations with Fenerbahçe officials. Rumours are that 21-year-old Giovani dos Santos wants to play for the Yellow Canaries and could be joining ranks at the Kadıköy side on a loan. Giovani is no longer tied with Galatasaray, after the Istanbul club decided not to use the buyout option.
Robbie Keane, Roman Pavlyuchenko (Tottenham Hotspur)
Striker - 30 years old, 28 years old
According to an exclusive Lig TV report on Thursday afternoon, Fenerbahçe officials have snubbed offers from Robbie Keane and Roman Pavlyuchenko. Rumours are that agents have contacted the Yellow Canaries, stating that both players are keen on joining the Kadıköy side. However, Fenerbahçe have snubbed the offers and are reported to be looking to make younger signings.
AS Nancy-Lorraine striker Issiar Dia, Santos winger/striker Neymar and OGC Nice striker Loïc Rémy 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, Asamoah Gyan)