Latest transfer speculation
By Kevin Sewell
Jose Antonio Camacho’s early departure from the Bernabeu has again prompted speculation linking England coach Sven Goran Erikson with the vacancy.
Eriksson is thought to have unfinished business with the England team following the European Championships and appears reluctant to leave with the build-up the World Cup underway.
Also linked to the position are Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa, former Boca Juniors manager Carlos Bianchi and Otmar Hitzfeld formerly of Bayern Munich.
Vicente Del Bosque can never be ruled out should Florentino Perez decide to turn full circle. Camacho’s assistant Mariano Garcia Remon is the incumbent for the time being.
Chelsea reportedly failed in their attempt to lure Santos’ livewire Robinho to Stamford Bridge. According to agent Wagner Ribiero the £8 Million sum offered was not sufficient to enlist the services of “the best player in Brazil.”
Norwich and England goalkeeper Robert Green is said to be attracting attention from both Manchester United and Arsenal. United dropped no.1 Tim Howard for their clash with Liverpool and could opt for an English replacement come Christmas. Nigel Worthington promises not to let his star stopper leave on the cheap.
Dundee have shelved plans to sign Italian trialists Fabio Macellari and Lorenzo Cresta. Poor gate receipts from the opening games of the season have dictated the about-turn.
Sky Sports News claim French Veteran Youri Djorkaeff has agreed a one-year deal with Fulham. The 36-year-old is a free agent having left Bolton Wanderers in the close season.
Valeri Bojinov’s good early season form has brought him to the attention of Arsenal and Barcelona. The 18-year-old Bulgarian who scored twice for Lecce at the weekend seems destined to leave the club at the end of the season.
Valencia coach Claudio Ranieri is monitoring Juan Sebastion Veron’s situation at Chelsea. Veron, who is currently on loan at Inter, will rejoin the London club at the end of the season. Ranieri is considering making a bid for the player he brought to Stamford Bridge.
Everton are tracking PSV Eindhoven captain Mark Van Bommel. Following the sale of Wayne Rooney it is believed the Toffees are in a position to bid for the Dutch midfielder when the transfer window opens in January.
Sir Bobby Robson remains the favourite to take over the Welsh national team following Mark Hughes switch to Blackburn Rovers. Hughes will remain in charge at the Millennium stadium for the next round of qualifiers, including the crucial clash with England.