Thursday, 8 September 2011

Liverpool, Arsenal target Eriksen happy at Ajax

Christian Eriksen Ajax striker insists he is not running out the door anytime soon.

Along with Liverpool, Manchester City have been credited with interest internationally in Denmark, but Eriksen would favor an eventual move to Spain.

"With my style of play, there is no doubt that Spain would be ideal for me," Eriksen told Voetbal International.

"But I'm still not transferred. My priority is to play football and Ajax playing in the championship and I will play in the Champions League.

"It may take two or three years before moving to Spain. I have no hurry to go until you are ready to go."

Arsenal insist Wenger in control on deadline daya - from Geneva

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal was on top of a busy transfer deadline day.

The Daily Mail says Wenger was forced to make four new signings on transfer deadline of Mikel Arteta, Per Mertesacker, André Santos and Yossi Benayoun's humiliating defeat by 8-2 to Manchester United three days earlier.

But it was a sign of Wenger's reluctance to enter the market late last yet the final day of the window in a forum of European coaches in Geneva.

An Arsenal spokesman said he did not stop him from being in touch by phone and e-mail and a lot of other people were working on bids.

Tottenham fight QPR for Beckham

QPR Tottenham plan to trumpet to LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham.

The Mirror says Hoops Supreme Tony Fernandes, has confirmed its willingness to take hold of his millions to attract the LA Galaxy star, 36, west of London.

Fernandes wrote in his Twitter account: "I think having someone like David in the club would be fantastic. It was always in my thoughts. We'll see."

But Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is also a big fan of Beckham and can offer Champions League next year if the north Londoners make it through the group stage.

Beckham trained with the Spurs last winter, but was prevented by Galaxy to complete a loan at White Hart Lane at the time.

Man Utd hero Blomqvist: Young drive to improve just amazing

Manchester United Champions League winner Jesper Blomqvist believes Ashley Young is already a great influence on the team.

Young career at Old Trafford is not even three months old, but Blomqvist and believes he has silenced his detractors.

"He had an incredible start," he told the Manchester Evening News Blomqvist.

"I do not know if left-handed or right leg. It is interesting young players who have not played many games, but there is a hunger that makes themselves, and the United States, even better. Disk Ashley is improving incredible.

"When they come to America with the album is a good combination."

Liverpool’s Cole targets England return with Lille assistance

Lille loanee Joe Cole believes he can bring about change in England by getting back to his best in Ligue 1 of France.
The 29-year-old has joined Lille on loan all season for Liverpool and hopes a change of scenery can help produce new high quality football while enjoying a new lifestyle.
"In 10 games going back to play my best football and I see no reason why I will not go back into the team [England]," he told BBC Sport.
"It went well at Liverpool and I can not complain one bit," added Cole.
"I do not blame anyone. There are many reasons and I knew early on that things would be difficult.
"It's a good opportunity to learn a new language and enjoy a new culture.
"There could be a cracking season at this point that leads to something else. You can not think in the long term in this game, things happen in the blink of an eye, but as it stands is a loan for the season so we'll see how it goes for everyone involved. "

AVB says Chelsea unlikely to renew interest in Tottenham’s Modric

André Villas-Boas insists Chelsea have dropped their pursuit of Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric.
One of the summer transfer saga of the more attracted the participation of Croatian midfielder Blues and management of the Spurs, who hold onto their prized possession despite large amounts of money, offers of Stamford Bridge.
Now, AVB has indicated that the Blues are unlikely to pursue his interest, even in the winter transfer market.
"No, I do not think so. The market is closed and I will not speculate on what happens in January," he said.