Wright Phillips on his way out, Chelsea look to Brazilian defender, While Blackburn get busy



SWP on his way out of City

SWP on his way out of City

Shaun Wright Philips may be on his way out of City, Chelsea close in on Brazilian defender, while Hamburg have issued hands off warning to Real over Van Nistelrooy.

Newcastle United and Mark Hughes’s Fulham have both made enquiries for Man City winger Shaun Wright Philips.

Wright Philips has seen his chances limited this season, and Roberto Mancini is open to enquiries for the English international.

Wayne Lindsay, the player’s agent stated; “My understanding is that Fulham have made an enquiry for Shaun, as have Newcastle”.

Lindsay highlighted his intentions for the player to move saying,
“We don’t have a time frame in mind with this, but obviously it needs to be done before the end of the window.”

Chelsea are believed to be in talks to sign Benfica’s Brazilian defender David Luiz.

The Portuguese side are believed to have rejected an offer of €25 plus the services of Paulo Ferreira earlier this week.

The London club are believed to preparing a bid in the region of €30 million, and are keen to bolster their squad this month after Stephen Pienarr rejected a move to the club in favour of Tottenham Hotspur.

Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa have both made bids for want away Birmingham midfielder Sebastian Larsson. Larsson is out of contract in the summer, with Birmingham keen to cash in on the player.

Rovers are also reportedly close to capturing the signing of Mauro Fomica from Newell’s Old Boys. Formica is a highly rated attacking midfielder, who has been compared to Juan Roman Riquelme.

Sunderland have made an enquiry to Cardiff City for striker Jay Bothroyd as they look to replace Darren Bent.

Across the waters, Hamburg have issued a hands off warning to Real Madrid in their pursue of Dutch striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy.

The Club released a statement to a Dutch newspaper highlighting their intentions to hold onto the former Manchester United, and Real Madrid ace.

“There is a clear decision of our club: we are not going to let Ruud van Nistelrooy leave. He is finally in a great shape of fitness right now and him leaving is a clear no go for us.”

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