Football Transfers – July 2009 (part 2)
It’s been a relatively quiet week in the transfer market this week but there have still been some interesting talking points. Sunderland have won the race to sign Manchester United striker Fraizer Campbell. The Mackems paid an initial £3million fee but it could rise up to £6million depending on appearances and goals. Spanish club Sevilla signed Tottenham midfielder Didier Zokora for an undisclosed fee.
Everton, Tottenham and Aston Villa are in a three horse race to sign Sheffield United full-back Kyle Naughton. Everton and Tottenham are believed to have had £5million bids accepted for the 20 year-old and Aston Villa could now follow up their interest by lodging a bid.
Arsenal and Manchester City are in discussion over the transfer of Gunners striker Emmanuel Adebayor, with City set to pay an initial £20million for the Togo international. The Gunners could replace their star with Bordeaux’s Marouane Chamakh. The Moroccan striker has been a long-term target for manager Arsene Wenger and he could make a move for the 25 year-old if Adebayor decides to make the move to City.
Another player appearing to be closer to a move to Manchester City is Argentinean striker Carlos Tevez. The former Manchester United striker is likely to sign a lucrative contract later this week. City however have decided to drop their interest in Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o, whose been linked with a £25million move to Eastlands this summer. With the arrival of Tevez and Adebayor, the Cameroonian international is unlikely to be needed next season.