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Parma want Milosevic

Parma want Real Saragoza hotshot Savo Milosevic as a replacement for Lazio-bound Hernan Crespo. But the Spanish club are demanding a king’s ransom for the Yugoslav star - £21 million (€33m).

As a result of his performance at Euro 2000, Milosevic has seen his value shoot up. He was the tournament’s joint top scorer and also had a prolific season in last season’s Spanish league.

Parma are hoping to reach agreement soon – more than once has Milosevic expressed a desire to play in Serie A. But Parma are also after Czech giant Jan Koller and Bayer Munich’s 25-year-old forward, Carsten Janken.
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Bordeaux on Nuno Gomes

Jean Louis Triaud, president of Bordeaux, has started negotiations with Jose Veiga, the agent of Nuno Gomes. The Portuguese revelation of Euro 2000 has received a lot of propositions since his performances last month in the European Championship. His club, Benfica, are not certain to sell him, but an offer of around £13 million (€20m) could be decisive.

Bordeaux are planning to replace Sylvain Wiltord. Since the Board agreed to a deal with Arsenal over the French international, they now have to think about a future forward.

Emile M’Penza also looks to be in the club’s plans. The Belgian star admitted a few days ago that he dreamed of playing in France. By now he should probably be aware of the “Girondins” interest in him. The transfer from Schalke 04 is evaluated to £9 million (€14 m). M’Penza is a player that would suit the French club fine and they are ready to open their wallet to get the international star.

Bordeaux has lost one of the best player at the departure of Wiltord, but M’Penza or Gomes could be the perfect replacement for the club that aim to win the French League next season.
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Anelka denies PSG signing

Real Madrid striker Nicolas Anelka says he is in talks with Paris St Germain over a possible return to France which could be announced as early as next week.

But the French international denied he had already signed a pre-contract agreement with PSG.

Anelka, writing on his website said: "It's said that I have signed for PSG. That makes me laugh.

"I can't say that I'm not talking to PSG. I've always said that PSG will always be my club.

"But I repeat: nothing is signed and nothing will be signed before next Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday."

French sports daily L'Equipe reported on Monday that Real president Lorenzo Sanz -- who faces a leadership challenge from Florentino Perez with the vote set for Sunday -- had agreed to release Anelka for a fee of some FF200 million (€30.5m).

Anelka played for PSG in 1996 before moving to English Premiership side Arsenal in January 1997.

He joined Real in August 1999 but failed to settle, scoring just two league goals and becoming embroiled in a series of rows with the club.

He picked up a lengthy suspension for refusing to train but on his return to the side, he scored important goals in each leg of the Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich and went on to play in Real's final victory over Valencia.
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Bonilla signs for new boys

Newly-promoted Toulouse have signed Colombian international striker Victor Bonilla on a three-year deal with a one-year option.

Bonilla, formerly with Deportivo Cali, spent last season with Spanish club Real Sociedad and his signature cost Toulouse "in excess of FF20 million (£1.9m/€3m)" said club president Jacques Rubio.

The 29-year-old scored three goals for Real Sociedad before clashing with coach Javier Clemente and being loaned to Salamanca, where he performed impressively.

Bonilla will link up with his former Real Sociedad team-mate Javier Bakero at the French First Division side.

Midfielder Bakero, a member of the Spanish Under-20 side that won the European title in 1999, has been loaned to the French team for one season by the San Sebastian club.
Brogno takes the Metz way

Tony Brogno, top scorer in the Belgian league last season, is on his way to Metz.

The 27-year-old striker has signed a pre-contract agreement with the French side. He scored 30 goals last season for Westerlo. Brogno’s transfer is expected to be in the region of £2.9m (€4.6m).
Brazilian Cesar joins Rennes

In an about-turn, PSG’s Brazilian international defender Cesar will now join French rivals Rennes. The 23-year-old looked all set to return to Brazil with Sao Paulo, but then decided to remain in France. The deal is for four years and will cost an estimated £3.5 million (€5.6m).

As reported by soccer.com, the Brazilian announced: “I hesitated when Rennes contacted me as they are an ambitious club. I didn’t want to return to Brazil as a failure.”

He continued: “The opportunity to play for a big club (Sao Paulo) also appealed to me as I want to regain my place in the Brazilian team.”

Rennes vice president, Hubert Guidal commented: “Rennes will benefit from the fact that Cesar has something to prove and will be extremely motivated. If he regains his place in the national team, it will mean he is happy with us and the team will also benefit.”

PSG’s new signing, Moroccan El Karkouri, was the reason for Cesar’s departure from the Paris club. Upon signing, the Moroccan was preferred to Cesar as the starting defender.

The capture of the Brazilian follows on the heels of Rennes’s acquisition of Olivier Echoufani, who was bought from Strasbourg.
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Rai announces retirement

Disappointed by the defeat of his club, Sao Paulo FC, in the final of the Brazilian Cup, Rai, the former captain of the national squad and PSG player, has announced his retirement.

At the age of 35, Rai will definitely hang up his boots after the Brazilian states’ Champions’ Cup, which is due to be played at the end of this month.

Already a grandfather, Rai won the Sao Paulo state championship three times, the Brazilian championship in 1991, the Copa Libertadores in 1992 and 1993, and the World Club Championship in 1992.

He joined PSG in 1993, where he played for five years. With the Paris club he won the League Championship in 1994, the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1996, two French Cup finals in 1995 and 1998, and two League Cups in 1995 and 1998. He was also Brazil’s captain during the 1994 World Cup in the United States.
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