Transfer Rumours: Monday July 19, 2010Rumour • Author: Mehmet Pozam • Monday, July 19, 2010
In today's press scan, news reports from the Turkish and International press linking Fenerbahçe with transfer moves for Asamoah Gyan, Grafite, Karim Matmour, Brandão 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
Le Parisien, Sabah, Fanatik, Vatan
Turkish daily Sabah cites reports in Le Parisien that Fenerbahçe have upped their offer for Rennes striker Asamoah Gyan and that the Ligue 1 side have accepted the offer. Currently on holiday, following the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Asamoah Gyan is soon expected to make his final decision concerning Fenerbahçe's offer. Fanatik suggests that Liverpool are out of the picture and expects Fener to announce the transfer within 48 hours. Vatan also writes that Fenerbahçe are close to landing the 24-year-old Ghanaian international striker.
Grafite (VfL Wolfsburg)
Striker - 31 years old
Vatan, Sky Sports
Despite VfL Wolfsburg officials' denials of talks with Fenerbahçe, Turkish daily Vatan claims that the Yellow Canaries could soon also announce the transfer of Brazilian striker Grafite. Rumours are that Fenerbahçe have reached an agreement with the Bundesliga side and if Grafite is convinced, the player will join ranks at the Yellow Canaries. British media outlet Sky Sports have also claimed that Grafite could join Fenerbahçe. VfL Wolfsburg officials are expected to make a decision on the 31-year-old Brazilian striker this week.
Karim Matmour (Borussia Mönchengladbach)
Attacking midfielder / Forward - 25 years old
Le Parisien, Habertürk
Habertürk cites reports in French daily Le Parisien that Borussia Mönchengladbach attacking midfielder Karim Matmour is on Fenerbahçe's radar. While Sochaux, PSV Eindhoven and ACF Fiorentina also interested in transferring Karim Matmour, the Yellow Canaries are also listed as a potential destination for the 25-year-old Algerian international.
Brandão (Olympique de Marseille)
Striker - 30 years old
Aujourd'hui en France
The Turkish media are citing reports in French daily Aujourd'hui en France that Fenerbahçe representatives are negotiating with Olympique de Marseille officials to finalize a deal for 30-year-old Brazilian forward Brandão.
AS Nancy-Lorraine striker/winger Issiar Dia, Corinthians striker Dentinho, Villareal striker/winger Nilmar, Porto striker Radamel Falcao and Gençlerbirliği goalkeeper Serdar Kulbilge 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)