Monthly Archives: July 2006

Roberto Carlos: I’m Staying

Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos has rejected a lucrative offer from Turkish giants Fenerbahçe after a conversation with new boss Fabio Capello. “I want to stay at Real Madrid,” he told Spanish daily AS. “I say it loudly and clearly.” “It’s true that (Fenerbahçe) have been calling me for a long time.” “Fabio Capello has…

Fulham Interest In Onyewu

With the start of the Premiership season around the corner, Fulham are looking to bolster their defense and have reportedly made a £2.5m offer to Belgian club Standard Liege for USA World Cup defender Oguchi Onyewu. If the deal is completed the former Clemson tiger would join Carlos Bocanegra and Brian McBride on the Whites…

Kaka Continues To Deny Real Rumours

The Spanish media still believes that the Brazilian ace will join the Merengues. Despite Milan being confirmed in the Champions League and Kaka declaring his love for the Rossoneri, the transfer speculation linking the Brazilian to Madrid continues. However, Kaka once again denied that he is on his way to join Fabio Capello and Fabio…

PSV Claim No Mendez Bid… Yet

Despite claims to the contrary, PSV general manager Stan Valckx has stated that the Dutch champs have not yet tendered an offer for LDU Quito star Edison Mendez. The Ecuador star revealed that he was close to securing a dream move to Holland, but the Farmers are still preparing their approach. Valckx believes the World…

Campbell Keen On Newcastle Move

Sol Campbell is reportedly set to shelve his plans on moving abroad after it was claimed he has informed Newcastle United of a desire to sign for the Magpies. The centre-back is available on a free transfer after leaving Arsenal earlier this summer, quoting a desire to have a new challenge. The 31-year-old has been…

Real on Verge of Ruud Deal

Real Madrid and Manchester United have agreed on a 15 million Euro deal according to Spanish daily AS. Real Madrid had made a 15 million Euro offer yesterday, which Manchester United have accepted, despite earlier indications that they were planning to hold out for a higher sum. Reports indicate the Dutch international, 30, will arrive…

McBride Retires From Int'l Football

Fulham’s American striker Brian McBride has followed in the footsteps of Manchester City’s American midfielder Claudio Reyna and has retired from international football following the 2006 World Cup. The 34-year-old calls it quits on a 13-year career with the Stars and Stripes, having netted 30 goals in 95 international appearances. McBride scored three goals in…

Foudy Has Ladies League Hopes

Despite the failure of the WUSA a few years ago, former U.S. Women’s National Team star Julie Foudy believes a women’s professional soccer league could work in America with some cost control. “I am cautiously optimistic it’s going to be back,” she told Reuters. “The women’s game attracts a different market than the men’s game…

Dunga Vows Big Brazil Efforts

New Brazil manager Dunga has vowed to field a team with the confidence and spirit required to call themselves the Samba Kings. The 1994 World Cup champion was hired Monday night to replace Carlos Alberto Parreira. “A national team player has to have posture and attitude and it shouldn’t be necessary for me or anyone…

Zlatan Wants Juve Raise To Stay

The agent for Juventus forward Ibrahimovic Zlatan has announced that his client would be willing to stay if the relegated giants make it worth his while. “Zlatan feels good in Turin and he wouldn’t have problem with staying, but the contract conditions must change and not just a little,” Mino Raiola told Corriere dello Sport….