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ANLEKA To SIGN FOR PSG BEFORE AUGUST!!!

Real Madrid player and Euro 2000 winner Nicolas Anelka will officially sign for Paris Saint-Germain at the end of July, reliable sources have told eurofootball.com.

Despite Real coach Vicente Del Bosque’s assertion that he would “like Nicolas to stay with us” the player is set for a big-money move back to the French capital.

The fact that Anelka hasn’t yet signed for PSG is because of the club’s presidential campaign, and a decision will not be made until after 23 July.

All the parties involved – PSG, Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz and the Anelka family – have agreed to remain silent until after the election campaign.

Speculation still surrounds the size of the transfer fee. Some reckon that the sum will be a massive FF216 (€33m). Others, close to PSG’s owners Canal +, put the figure at FF245 million (€37.5m).

If money does become a barrier to Anelka’s move, it is believed that the player would make a financial sacrifice to return to France. But whatever happens Anelka – currently on holiday – is likely to be present at La Ciudad Deportiva for Real Madrid’s first training session of the season. This means that he won’t be able to take part in PSG’s first match on 29 July.
 

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Weah says arrivederci to Chelsea

George Weah is facing an uncertain future at AC Milan after being dumped by Chelsea.

The former World Player of the Year was the first victim of Luca Viall's Stamford Bridge reshuffle as the Italian boss moved for Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink and Eider Gudjohnsen.

Weah - who was keen to stay in London - was told his one- year loan period was at an end and returned to the Italian giants.

But he's facing a huge task to wrestle back one of the main striking spots with the Serie A giants and would almost certainly be available on loan or at a knockdown fee.

He scored three times during his 11-game Chelsea stay and impressed with some outstanding displays.

Vialli, meanwhile, has been boosted by the news that inspirational midfielder Gianfranco Zola is ready to remain at the club after being hunted by Fenerbache and Roma.
 

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Amaral looking to score

Fiorentina have unveiled their first new summer signing – 27 year-old Brazilian Alexandre Mariano de Silva Amaral.

He said: “I am really happy to have joined Fiorentina and they have always been a top club. I want to prove to Italy what sort of a player I am. My personal goal is to assist in the goalscoring and I think I am good at that.”

Amaral has signed a 7 billion lire (€3.6m) three-year deal with the option for a fourth.

But this will not be his first taste of Italy’s Serie A. He played for Parma back in the 1996-97 season but it proved not a happy time.

“I have always been a central midfielder able to steal the ball from the feet of other players but Parma had me out on the wing. Obviously I was unable to show my real worth there.”
 

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Rayo sign Roma’s Bartelt

Rayo Vallecano have strengthened their squad before making their European debut in the Uefa Cup next month by signing Roma striker Gustavo Bartelt on a season’s loan.

With the 25 year-old Bartelt at home in Argentina the deal was rubber-stamped by his agent, Jorge Cystepeller, in Madrid on Tuesday.

“He’s delighted to have the chance to play in Spain. We’ve spent the last few days talking to Rayo in the hope that a deal could be done and it’s great news,” the agent told reporters.

Bartelt joined Roma from Argentine side Lanus for 1200 million pesetas (€7.1m) in 1998 following an excellent season during which he scored fourteen times in seventeen matches.

However, with the Italian club boasting forwards of the calibre of Francesco Totti, Marco Delvecchio and Vincenzo Montella he discovered his chances were limited and the next season he was loaned to Aston Villa where he also failed to make the grade.

Bartelt becomes Rayo’s third new striker, following the recent arrivals of Bosnian international Elver Bolic from Turkey and the Brazilian Glaucio, and their eleventh new signing overall. However, given the shoestring Madrid club’s limited budget none have cost more than 100 million pesetas (€600,000).
 

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Spain’s big two chase Milosevic

The race is on to buy marksman Savo Milosevic with heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona both keen to incorporate the Yugoslav international striker in time for next season.

As reported by eurofootball.com as far back as February, Barcelona are keen to team the Real Zaragoza striker up with Patrick Kluivert in order to create a formidable pairing of Euro 2000’s top goalscorers.

The Dutchman and the Yugoslav hit 36 goals between them in the Spanish league last season and Barcelona, having just announced record profits for last season, would have no trouble raising the fee, which would probably be in the region of 4,000 million pesetas (€24m).

Meanwhile, chastised by Robert Pirès’s rejection of the club in favour of Arsenal on Monday, Real Madrid are now increasingly desperate to secure a big name for the new season. With Nicolas Anelka’s place looking increasingly tenuous, especially after the criticisms of him made by his coach Vicente del Bosque at the weekend, Milosevic at the top of the club’s shopping list.

The drawback to a move to the Santiago Bernabeu is the excess baggage the club are currently carrying in terms of the number of non-EU players on their books, which would number eleven on the Yugoslav’s arrival.

However, Real are currently working hard to shed some weight by dispatching players such as the Bosnian forward Elvir Balic, the Cameroon midfielder Geremi Ndjitap and the Yugoslav winger Perica Ognjenovic and would not allow this to distract them from their aim.

Milosevic’s transfer to either club is complicated by both clubs being in the throes of presidential campaigns which will run for another three weeks and it is unlikely that an official announcement would be made until after the elections.

While the 26 year-old has expressed his gratitude to Zaragoza, saying that they will be the first to know if he decides to change clubs, it is unlikely that this would extend to staying put while Spain’s top two are knocking at his door.
 

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Wenger moves for Wiltord

Arsene Wenger is planning another massive transfer raid with Bordeaux striker Sylvain Wiltord his £15 million (€24m) target.

The brilliant striker - who made it 1-1 in the Euro 2000 Final - spoke recently about his desire to join either Arsenal or Manchester United.

Now the Highbury boss will move in on a player he has been keeping tabs on for weeks.

The 26 year-old super-quick frontman was the French League's top scorer in the 1998-99 season and is very much in the mould of United's Dwight Yorke.

Bordeaux signed the player from Deportivo La Coruna and will ask for £15 million as they have agreed that 35 per cent will go to the Spanish champions if they sell him on.

That will leave them with £9.75 million (€15.6 million) – an amount they will be happy to accept. The story emerged in the English media after eurofootball. com reported Wiltord's desire to move into the Premiership several weeks ago.

Wiltord's agent Giselaine Dugueteroux said: "The situation looks quite good at the moment. We are waiting for a deal to be agreed between Arsenal and Bordeaux.

"Sylvaine likes the UK and wants to play in the Champions League."

Should the deal go through Wenger will have created a strike force quite the equal of the English champions.

He will boast five top quality international front men in Wiltord, Robert Pires, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, Nwankwo Kanu and, for the time being at least, Marc Overmars.
 

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Ball and Barmby for Butt and Greening

Everton boss Walter Smith is hatching a sensational swap deal which will see Nick Barmby AND brilliant defender Michael Ball join Manchester United in exchange for Nicky Butt and Jonathon Greening.

But eurofootball.com can exclusively reveal that Smith is being kept on tenterhooks by the England star who remains desperate to join Liverpool.

Smith has been a huge fan of Butt's for years and will allow the move to go through once the former Spurs player gives the nod.

Having revealed United's interest, Smith is keen to get things tied up before the first team squad leave for a pre-season training camp in Italy next week.

He will do everything he can to push the deal through and is convinced he can sell the club to Butt who is hungry for regular first team football.

He wants a new challenge and is almost certain to agree as Sir Alex piles on the pressure on the player at the Old Trafford end.

Smith has recently rejected an inquiry from Leicester City for Ball where Peter Taylor was keen to do business.

Once again the Old Trafford master manager has beaten everybody to the punch although the deal would spell disaster for Euro 2000 flop Gary Neville.

Fergie has run out of patience with the inconsistent performance and sees Ball as the quality defender he requires.

Smith is also ready to start fresh contract talks with Don Hutchison whose alleged dressing room fall outs with Fulham-bound John Collins were at the root of his problems.

Smith though wants the first move to come from him as he believes the Scottish international should demonstrate his desire to stay at Goodison.
 

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Thompson Celtic-bound

Celtic boss Martin O'Neill is ready to rescue Alan Thompson from his misery at Aston Villa, and beat his old club Leicester to a £2.5 million (€4m) deal.

O'Neill will have talks with gifted midfielder Thompson today (Thursday) about offering him a dream ticket to Parkhead.

Thompson heard about the news while on holiday in Spain and will fly home to discuss terms as he looks to quit Villa after two disappointing seasons.

Ironically, O'Neill had been lining up Thompson for Leicester, but is now stepping in before his successor Peter Taylor makes a move for the player.

Thompson cost Villa £4.5 million (€7.1m) when he joined from Bolton and he is on a deal worth £1 million (€1.6m) a year at John Gregory's club. But he is keen on first-team football and won't be hard to deal with.

O'Neill wants Thompson and Leicester's Neil Lennon to form his new midfield, which puts question marks over Paul Lambert, Eyal Berkovic and Lubo Moravcik.
 

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Inter sign Brocchi and Serena

Inter Milan have reached an agreement with Parma and Verona to sign Michele Serena and Christian Brocchi according to Ansa newsagency on Wednesday.

Serena spent the second half of last season at the Italian giants making eleven appearances in Serie A and four in the Coppa Italia.

Brocchi is expected to sign a contract on Thursday. The main obstacle to the deal was a previous agreement Verona had made with Parma to sell the midfielder to them.

However, Verona decided not to block the move in view of the 24 year-old’s personal desire to join Inter.
 

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Déhu move in the balance

Barcelona’s French defender Frédéric Déhu may now not be on his way to Lyon. Barca president Josep Luis Nunez has confirmed that both clubs have agreed a deal, believed to be in the region of FF40 million (€6.1m), but the player wants to remain in Spain.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas was in the Spanish city on Wednesday to tie up the deal, but if Lyon have convinced Barca to sell the player, then they are having a tougher job with Déhu himself. A decision should be known on Thursday after the player has discussions with his coach and president.

All this is keeping Lyon in suspense, but Jean-Michel Aulas is cautiously optimistic. “We did our best, and the deal is almost done but I can’t be sure of anything until Déhu has met with his coach to talk things over. He hasn’t signed for Lyon yet.”
 

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Deportivo out to catch Catanha

League champions Deportivo la Coruña are making a concerted effort to sign Malaga striker Catanha, last season’s second leading scorer in the top flight.

The Madrid daily “Marca” reported on Wednesday that Deportivo had made a player-plus-cash offer of 1,300 million pesetas (€7.8m) together with their Portuguese international Pauleta Resendes.

The prospective deal appears to satisfy Malaga but has run up against Pauleta’s unwillingness to depart the club, who will be playing Champions League football for the first time next season.

“I decided on this matter some time ago. I took the decision that, whatever happened, I wouldn’t be leaving Deportivo,” Pauleta told the newspaper.

Deportivo president Augusto César Lendoiro is also reported to be willing to pay 2,300 million for Catanha if he fails to persuade the Portuguese to be part of the deal, although Malaga president Fernando Puche is insisting on the full amount before he will let his Brazilian-born forward leave.

Alternatively, Lendoiro is also considering making a bid for the only player to score more goals than Catanha last season, Racing Santander’s Salva Ballesta, who is also being strongly pursued by Atlético Madrid, as reported by eurofootball.com on Tuesday.

“We’re working at the same time on various possibilities. We have to look at transfer fees but also at the players salaries. We’re talking about very large amounts of money and we have to consider everything very carefully before coming to a final decision,” Lendoiro said.

Deportivo, who look likely to have their injured Dutch international Roy Makaay missing for the early part of season will aim to incorporate the most financially viable of the two prolific strikers.
 

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No Betty Fjord for Gazza

Norwegian club Vålerenga have rejected the chance to take fading former England hero Paul Gascoigne on loan.

And in an acid comment their chairman Morten Grodhal told Middlesbrough: "We are not a summer rehabilitation centre."

Boro were hoping that the Oslo-based outfit would take him as part of their fight to get the midfielder fit for the new Premiership campaign.

But Grodhal said: “We have enough challenges here and already have enough characters here."

Boro are refusing to comment on suggestions that they want to end Gascoigne’s Riverside stay.

But it has emerged that boss Bryan Robson wants to sign Lens striker Joseph Desire Job.

He is trying to set up a £3 million (€4.5m) deal for a player who can also perform wide on the left.

He has put the deal on hold though until the arrival of Christian Karembeu and until he gets an answer from Chis Sutton on whether he will join the club.
 

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Beck on his way to France

Mikkel Beck is on his way out of Derby County to French club Lille.

The Danish striker - who has spent an unhappy in-and-out time at the Rams - has agreed to the £500,000 (€800,000) deal.

The 27 year-old played twice in his nation's miserable Euro 2000 challenge after an inconsistent Pride Park spell.

He joined the Midlanders from Middlesbrough 16 months ago but quickly fell out of favour.

Manager Jim Smith even sent him out on loan to First Division outfit QPR.
 

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OK...:)
That's it for the 7/5/2000
Were you surprised??? ( i know i was !!! )
Annelka for PSG !
Wenger for wiltord?
Bartlet leavs rome...
Few surprises...
See you tomorow...
Would u like me to add aleague???
Remove??
or just continue with waht i am doing right now?
C U tomorow with more HOT NEWS !!!
 
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Africans to France

Liverpool's Rigobert Song and West Ham's Marc Vivian Foe have moved to French clubs for 2000/2001 season
 
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