Ashley Young has hinted that he might sign a new deal at Villa Park. The winger told Sky Sports, “If the contract talks are put forward to me, then of course I will sit down and talk.”
Tottenham have become the first Premier League club to ban vuvuzelas from their own ground ahead of the new season. West Ham, Arsenal, Birmingham & Sunderland have all followed suit.
Wigan Athletic midfielder Olivier Kapo is on the verge of leaving the Latics and moving to an unnamed French side. Martinez told the Wigan Observer: “Olivier has expressed a desire to play in France and we will not try and change his mind.”
A major row has erupted over Martin Jol’s move from Ajax to Fulham. Soccernet is reporting that the Dutch club have refused to discuss any compensation for the loss of their manager.
Liverpool have a £5 million deal agreed for Rangers defender Danny Wilson. 18 year old Wilson had been linked with a move to Anfield for months and will cost Liverpool an initial fee of £2 million with various add-ons taking the total possible outlay to £5 million.
Harry Kewell has revealed that his special relationship with Galatasaray’s passionate fans and attack-minded coach Frank Rijkaard were behind his decision to snub a host of other offers and remain in Turkey for one more season. The 31-year-old Australia star rejected overtures from three English Premier League clubs, the Bundesliga, Japan, Korea, the UAE and a ‘mind-boggling’ approach from Gold Coast United to extend his stay in Istanbul.
UEFA will decide on Thursday if Spanish side Mallorca will be allowed to take part in the 2010-11 Europa League due to continued financial issues surrounding the club.
Sebastian Giovinco will leave Juventus in the summer after not being guaranteed first-team football, according to the player’s agent. “It is normal that the boy wants to play,” Andrea D’Amico told Sky Italia. ”His desire was to do it at Juventus, but if the plans of the coach don’t involve him, it is necessary that he leaves and plays elsewhere”.
Arsenal is believed to have agreed a fee with Shakhtar Donetsk for the Eduardo. The Croatian was missing from the squad that flew out to Austria on Monday for the club’s pre-season training camp to allow him to hold talks with Shakhtar.
AC Milan has confirmed the signing of defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Genoa. The 22 year old is said to have cost around €5 million. Milan has also allowed Gianmarco Zigoni, Nnamdi Oduamadi and Rodney Strasser to join Genoa on a co-ownership arrangement as part of the deal.
Chivas USA captain Jonathan Bornstein will join Tigres of the Mexican First Division following the 2010 MLS season.