Alan Smith rumoured to be going to Newcastle.
Alan Smith rumoured to be going to Newcastle.
It would do his playing career good if he moves on becos he may never be the regular forward at Man U
Hopefully Dong can achieve something. In the past there were promising young strikers were bot and groomed but CMI
In the 80s and 90s, strikers like Gary Birtles, Alan Brazil....fared badly; couldnt take the pressure
Recent years the strikers have been good but SAF rather have the team share the scoring so that opponents have to watch out for every Man U player in the box
Riquelm available again....too bad MU midfield is too crowded liao
But: No United bid for Italian
United have not voiced an interest in Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella, according to the player's agent.
The 23-year-old Italian international has been linked with Old Trafford in recent weeks but, although agent Silvio Pagliari claims United are interested, no move has materialised.
Pagliari told BBC Sport: "I know there's some interest from Manchester United. I'm very proud of it, as he is. But United have had no contact with me or with Sampdoria.
"He'd be keen on playing in England, for sure. We have many things to think of, as many big clubs in Italy too are interest in a player like Fabio.
"We can talk about Inter Milan, Juventus, Man Utd, Chelsea - this is no problem for the player as they are all massive clubs."
A host of strikers from across Europe have been linked with United ever since Chief Executive David Gill's admission that the Reds could be tempted into action if the right target became available.
Thiery Henry leaving Arsenal for Barcelona...
why SAF neber tried to make a move for him?
High chance either E'to or Ronaldinho leaving, so they really need Henry to be there.....
Looks like this may be the end of an era for Gunners.....Arsene Wenger had told Henry that he will not be renewing his contract next yr......Gunners will need a serious injection of cash to lure any of the top guys to join them...
How come sell striker instead of singing them? If Alan Smith leaves, it leaves us only with Rooney and Saha as established strikers. Rossi and Dong are not ready yet and ole is old and is a sub.
Today's transfer rumours:
Arsene Wenger will attempt to recruit Carlos Tevez from West Ham or bring back Nicolas Anelka in the wake of striker Thierry Henry's expected departure from the Emirates Stadium to Barcelona. (Various)
Manchester City are to bid £10m to sign their former winger Shaun Wright-Phillips from Chelsea. (The Sun)
Striker Darren Bent is poised to complete a move to Tottenham from Charlton for £16m, a new club record fee. (Daily Mail)
Sunderland boss Roy Keane is holding talks to sign Preston striker David Nugent. (Daily Mirror)
West Ham boss Alan Curbishley wants Chelsea left-back Wayne Bridge after growing frustrated at being unable to land Nicky Shorey from Reading. (Sun)
Bolton's Portuguese striker Ricardo Vaz Te is a target of Derby County boss Billy Davies. (Daily Mirror)
Newcastle midfielder Alan O'Brien has agreed personal terms to join Scottish side Hibernian. (Daily Record)
Birmingham are on the verge of landing Scotland striker Garry O'Connor from Lokomotiv Moscow in a £2.65m deal. (Daily Star)
Celtic have signed midfielder Massimo Donati for £3m from AC Milan. (Daily Record)
PSV Eindhoven have urged Rangers to increase the pace of negotiations over the signing of USA winger DaMarcus Beasley. (Daily Express)
DaMarcus Beasley will become a Rangers player on Monday after a £700,000 transfer was finalised with PSV. (Sun)
Celtic and Newcastle target Maceo Rigters will hold talks with Breda about his future after Saturday's final of the European Under-21 Championship. (Daily Mail)
Trinidad & Tobago striker Collin Samuel has joined MLS outfit Toronto after leaving Dundee United. (Daily Record)
Wolves hope to rescue Northern Ireland striker David Healy from League One football with Leeds. (Daily Mirror)
Pompey join Smith hunt
Wow ... so many people want himPortsmouth have joined the chase to sign Alan Smith after manager Harry Redknapp admitted the striker represents "fantastic value."
The 26-year-old forward has been linked with moves to Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Everton in recent weeks.
The Fratton Park side have now joined the hunt with Redknapp keen to secure Smith's services.
“He is fantastic value and no gamble," said Redknapp. "He was in the last England team and is proven."
Two weeks ago, Smith admitted he may have to leave Old Trafford in a bid to gain regular first team football.
"If you're no longer wanted, then you have to consider your options," he told The Sun.