Arsenal’s top transfer target Yann M’Vila’s participation in the Euro championships is under serious threat after picking up an injury during France’s friendly against Serbia from earlier this week.
M’Vila broke down and was being carried off the field and from the initial looks of it, the injury seemed to be a serious one. However, the French medical staffs have ruled out the possibility of the Rennes midfielder having to miss the showpiece tournament as they believe the injury isn’t a serious one. The 21 year old was recently quoted saying that he has had such injuries in the past and he isn’t optimistic of a quick return to football.
‘Yann M’Vila is suffering from a moderately serious sprain with no complications,’ read a French official statement.
Arsene Wenger has looking at the strong defensive midfielder wishing bolster his midfield and has long wanted to sign him. This injury seems to have dealt a huge blow to the chances of a move since the Arsenal boss isn’t willing to take a risk unless the seriousness of the player’s injury is fully estimated.
M’Vila is one of the main men in Laurent Blanc’s side and has been vocal about his intentions of leaving Rennes this season. If the injury is not serious as it’s being reported to be, then it is likely Wenger will look to strike a deal with the Ligue 1 club after the Euros.
Manchester United have made their first signing of the transfer season after the club’s website confirmed having ‘reached an agreement’ with the Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund over Shinji Kagawa’s transfer.
The 23 year old Japanese was considered to be a top target for the Reds this summer and after weeks of speculation they have finally managed to land the highly rated playmaker. The recently voted Bundesliga player of the year has been the subject of interest of many clubs including Arsenal but United have finally beaten them to his signature.
The transfer amount is yet unknown although it is believed to be in the region of £17m, but the club’s website has confirmed that deal has been struck and is subject ‘to the player medical and obtaining a work permit in UK’. Kagawa forged a lethal partnership with Lewandowski at Dortmund and is expected to play a similar role alongside Wayne Rooney at Manchester.
Shinji Kagawa joins a host of top players who have recently joined the Premier League, and everybody hopes that he’ll be one of the best out there.
The Blues have finally confirmed Eden Hazard’s move from Lille, and the Belgian international finally signed his contract with the Stanford Bridge side.
Chelsea officially announced Hazard’s move today on their website, and the Belgian international will be able to show his amazing skills in the most powerful league in the world starting next season.
“Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce we have agreed terms with Lille for the transfer of Eden Hazard.
“The 21-year-old Belgian international has agreed personal terms with the club and today passed a medical examination.”
Hazard spoke about his interest in joining The Blues, and declared that his choice to pick The Blues over United was the best one in his opinion.
“I’ve always said I wanted to play in England. There was a struggle between Chelsea and United but according to me Chelsea has the best project.”, said Hazard
“The team is young and I have a better chance to play there. At 21 Real Madrid or Barcelona would have been more difficult for me.
“If I play well enough at Chelsea I could win my place in the starting team. When they won the Champions League I told myself ‘why not Chelsea?’”
This is already the second signing for Chelsea as it seems that owner Roman Abramovic means business and wants to turn the Stanford Bridge side into the best club in the Premiership. The only question that remains is whether the next to join will be Hulk.
Dirk Kuyt has left Anfield and joined Turkish side Fenerbahce on a three year deal for a fee rumored to be around £1m.
The Dutch winger lost his place in the Liverpool starting line up last season under former manager Kenny Dalglish. In an interview just a week back, Kuyt had made his intentions to leave the Merseyside club clear, but his decision to play in the Super Lig has surprised many. It is understood that the 31 year old is taking a significant pay cut as well to make the transfer happen, which is even more weird.
Feyenoord, Kuyt’s former club, were extremely keen on signing the Dutchman but the player ruled out the possibility of a move last week citing the club’s inability to meet his wage demands. Although the details of the contract are still not clear, it is likely that the prospect of playing Champions League football next term attracted Kuyt.
The hard working winger who joined Liverpool in 2006 has managed to win just one silverware with the Reds, the League Cup. The highlight of his last season would be his winning goal against United in the FA Cup after coming on as a substitute in the dying minutes of the game. Dirk Kuyt has always been a favorite among the Anfield faithful and the player thanked the fans for their support after announcing his decision to leave.
Liverpool and Arsenal are set to fight over talented Moroccan playmaker Younes Belhanda according to reports coming from France.
The attacking midfielder has had a great season for the Ligue 1 champions and is currently under the radar of many top clubs in Europe. Rene Girard, Montpellier’s manager, shifted Belhanda into the playmaker position at the beginning of last season; a move which paid dividends as the new no.10 turned into a fine player in this newly found role. Arsenal scout Giles Grimandi along with former Reds boss Kenny Dalglish were both present at the Stade de la Mosson to watch the 22 year old in action against Toulouse back in May and came back impressed with Belhanda as he scored to help his side clinch a 1-0 victory.
Ligue 1 runners up Paris Saint Germain are also interested in the attacking midfielder, but it is highly unlikely that Montpellier will sell their top playmaker to a team who will be in direct competition with them for the title next season. Montpellier owner Louis Nicollin is determined to sell the player to a club outside of France even at the cost of losing out on a higher transfer fee.
Brendan Rodgers is in search of new players to bolster his squad as he aims to reestablish Liverpool as title contenders next season. With the departure of Dirk Kuyt and Steven Gerrard’s intermittent injury problems, the Anfield officials may look to Belhanda to solve their midfield worries. With the asking price set to be at £15m, it remains to be seen if Arsene Wenger can break the bank to sign this exciting playmaker or not.
Where should the highly rated Moroccan go?