Transfer Rumours: Saturday July 17, 2010Rumour • Author: Mehmet Pozam • Saturday, July 17, 2010
In today's press scan, news reports from the Turkish and International press linking Fenerbahçe with transfer moves for Nilmar, Brandão, Asamoah Gyan, Issiar Dia, Vladimír Weiss 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.
Striker / Right winger - 25 years old
Turkish daily Hürriyet reports that Fenerbahçe have made La Liga side Villareal a formal offer for Brazilian striker Nilmar. Rumours are that the offer consists of cash plus part exchange, involving a certain Yellow Canaries Spanish striker. Villareal are reportedly keen on the proposal, but want just a bit more cash from Fener.
Brandão (Olympique de Marseille)
Striker - 30 years old
Sabah suggests that Fenerbahçe have targeted Olympique de Marseille's Brandão. With Chelsea hoping to add Liverpool's Fernando Torres to their ranks, Didier Drogba could soon complete a move to OM. If so, São Paulo born Brandão will look to depart from the French side and rumours are that agents have already offered the 30-year-old tall forward to Fenerbahçe.
Asamoah Gyan (Rennes)
Striker - 24 years old
Sabah suggests that Rennes are lowering their asking price in hopes of sealing a deal with Fenerbahçe. Meanwhile, Habertürk claims that Fenerbahçe have shook hands with the Ghanaian striker and are now negotiating with the French club. With interest from Sunderland and West Ham United and despite Gyan's preferance to play in the Premier League, the Yellow Canaries are still reported to have the best offer on the table.
Issiar Dia (AS Nancy)
Striker / Winger - 23 years old
L'Equipe, Sabah, Milliyet
French sports daily L'Equipe reports that AS Nancy-Lorraine are not satisfied with Fenerbahçe's offer for Issiar Dia and they are looking for a higher offer. L'Equipe suggests that tables are now turning towards Monaco who are also eager to snatch the 23-year-old Senegalese winger. Sabah also writes that Bundesliga sides VfL Wolfsburg and Stuttgart are also interested in Dia.
Vladimír Weiss (Manchester City)
Midfielder/Winger - 20 years old
Italy's Il Secolo reveals Fenerbahçe's interest in Manchester City midfielder Vladimír Weiss. While Sampdoria are also reported to be interested, Il Secolo claims that a number of clubs are also after the 20-year-old, including 'particularly aggressive' Fenerbahçe. Rumours are that City does not want to let go of Weiss and are looking to send him out on a loan, like last season when he played at Bolton Wanderers.
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, Vladimír Weiss)