Transfer News Today: Liverpool and Spurs Battle For Ramirez


Mere Forum Chatter:

100m Olympic champion Usain Bolt is keen on a trial at Manchester United. The fastest man in the world is calling on his friend Rio Ferdinand to help broker an opportunity. "I would be the fastest on the team, but I can play as well," said the 25-year-old Jamaican. Sir Alex Ferguson is yet to comment.   

Tabloid Speculation:

Man United target Lucas Moura is set to turn his back on Old Trafford in favour of big-spending Paris St. Germain. The 19-year-old Brazilian star has been quoted as saying "Manchester is too boring." Rumours that he deduced such an opinion after watching three episodes of Coronation Street are as yet unconfirmed.  

Contact Made:

Manchester City have made an informal inquiry as to the movements of Liverpool's great Danish defender Dan Agger, but have been told the 27-year-old will cost in excess of £22million. He is, however, prepared to give Anfield the elbow this summer.

Bid Tabled: 

Meanwhile, Liverpool are in a bidding war with Tottenham and Inter Milan over Bologna ace Gaston Ramirez. The Uruguayan playmaker, a rare ray of light in his nation's otherwise disappointing Olympic campaign, is 21-years-old, and could cost more than £16million. 

Medical and Terms:

West Brom are dotting the I's and crossing the T's on a deal for Werder Bremen's Swedish internaional forward Markus Rosenberg. The 29-year-old's arrival will pave the way for Simon Cox's exit to Nottingham Forest. 

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: 

Joseph Yobo has left Everton for Fenerbahce, this time in a permanent deal. The Nigerian defender had spent much of the past two years on loan with the Turkish giants, but has now secured a three-year contract in Istanbul, ending a decade's association with The Toffees.