Transfer Rumours: Friday July 23, 2010Rumour • Author: Mehmet Pozam • Friday, July 23, 2010
In today's press scan, news reports from the Turkish and International press linking Fenerbahçe with transfer moves for Robinho, Asamoah Gyan, Guillaume Hoarau 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.
Robinho (Manchester City / Santos)
Striker / Winger - 26 years old
Turkish daily Sabah writes that Robinho is 'not a dream' for Fenerbahçe and that the Yellow Canaries are trying hard to land the 26-year-old Brazilian superstar. Despite being previously denied by the club management, rumours are that Fenerbahçe are on the verge of transferring a world-class superstar and supposedly this could be Robinho. UPDATE: The club management issued an official statement on Friday afternoon, denying interest in Robinho. The club rejected the above press reports and claimed they have no intentions of transferring the 26-year-old Brazilian striker.
Asamoah Gyan (Rennes)
Striker - 24 years old
Milliyet claims that Fenerbahçe are keen on finalizing a deal for Rennes striker Asamoah Gyan. However the 24-year-old Ghanian international is said to have also attracted offers from many European clubs including sides from the Premier League. The Yellow Canaries reportedly want to bring Asamoah Gyan to Kadıköy at the latest for the UEFA Champions League play-off round.
Guillaume Hoarau (Paris Saint-Germain)
Striker - 26 years old
Sabah, Le Parisien
Once again Turkish sources cite Le Parisien's report that Fenerbahçe are keeping tabs on Paris Saint-Germain striker Guillaume Hoarau. The 26-year-old Frenchman is considered to be Fenerbahçe's Plan B, if the club is not successful in bringing in Asamoah Gyan. The tall forward (1.92 m / 6 ft 3) who bagged only six goals in 22 league fixtures for Les Parisiens last season is also said to have attracted Schalke 04's interest. PSG coach Antoine Kombouaré is also reluctant to let Hoarau go, according to French sources.
Juventus attacking midfielder Diego, Olympique Lyonnais striker Bafétimbi Gomis and VfL Wolfsburg striker Grafite 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, Guillaume Hoarau)