Transfer Rumours: Thursday July 22, 2010Rumour • Author: Mehmet Pozam • Thursday, July 22, 2010
In today's press scan, news reports from the Turkish and International press linking Fenerbahçe with transfer moves for Asamoah Gyan, Guillaume Hoarau, Bafétimbi Gomis, Robinho 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, RMC Radio, Vatan, Habertürk, Fanatik
According to Sabah, Gyan has told French sports radio RMC that he is currently on holiday and has to talk with Rennes officials before deciding on his future. While Vatan reports that Fenerbahçe have shook hands with Rennes for Gyan's transfer, the same report includes quotes from a representative of the French club stating they have no intentions of selling Asamoah Gyan to Fenerbahçe. Habetürk and Fanatik claim that negotiations are ongoing between the two clubs and the transfer can finalize in the next two days.
Guillaume Hoarau (Paris Saint-Germain)
Striker - 26 years old
Le Parisien Sabah, Habertürk, Fanatik
Meanwhile, various sources in the Turkish press cite a report in Le Parisien which suggests that Fenerbahçe have targeted Paris Saint-Germain striker Guillaume Hoarau. The Yellow Canaries are rumoured to have the 26-year-old goal scorer as a back-up for Asamoah Gyan and rumours are that they have already made the French club an offer. However, Bundesliga side Schalke 04 is also reported to be interested in the player.
Bafétimbi Gomis (Olympique Lyonnais)
Striker - 24 years old
Habertürk and Fanatik also rumour that Fener are keeping tabs on Olympique Lyonnais striker Bafétimbi Gomis. The Yellow Canaries have reportedly contacted officials from the French club and have received a positive response for the transfer. The French-born Senegalese striker netted the goal ten times last season for Olympique Lyonnais.
Robinho (Manchester City / Santos)
Striker / Winger - 26 years old
Lastly, Turkish daily Sabah claims that Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş are bidding against each other for Manchester City star Robinho, currently on loan at Brazil's Santos. Rumours are that a representative for Fenerbahçe has met with Robinho's agent and has received a green light for the transfer. Istanbul rivals Beşiktaş have also been linked with the player and are said to be monitoring the situation very closely.
CSKA Moscow attacking midfielder / winger Miloš Krasić has 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, Bafétimbi Gomis)