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Transfer News: Cesc Fábregas To Leave Barcelona In The Next Transfer Window

on September 06 2012 7:22 AM
Transfer News: Cesc Fábregas To Leave Barcelona In The Next Transfer Window

Cesc Fábregas revealed that he is unhappy about not being a regular player for Barcelona's starting XI. Fábregas joined the Spanish Giants from Arsenal in a £30million deal last summer. 

Fábregas did have a part during Barcelona's former coach Pep Guardiola last season. With Guardiola making way for his assistant Tito Vilanova to take over his position, life has not been easy for the 25-year-old Spaniard since then.  Fábregas is determined to make an impact at Camp Nou.

The Spaniard is yet to complete a full 90 minutes game this season who was also the unused substitute against Real Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup last week. The Former Arsenal skipper has expressed his desire to play regular team football and will fight back to regain his position in the starting XI.

"There's no such thing as a great substitute in the world of football - I couldn't tell you what makes a great substitute" Fábregas told Marca

"I always wish my team-mates well and put a happy face on. If I have to take my unhappy face home then so be it, but I would never let my team-mates or manager see it"

Transfer News: Fenerbahce Sign Chelsea's Raul Meireles

on September 03 2012 4:21 PM
Transfer News: Fenerbahce Sign Chelsea's Raul Meireles

Chelsea lost yet another midfielder as the 29-year-old Portuguese International Raul Meireles has completed a move to Turkish Side Fenerbahce. The Turkish club has signed Meireles for a fee for £8m.

The Turkish transfer window remains open till Wednesday which is longer than the English Football Transfer window has been an advantage in signing the player. Fenerbahce are looking to strengthen their midfield after Emre Belozoglu left for Atletico Madrid on a free transfer earlier this year.  

The Portuguese International has been a regular figure for his country playing more than 60 international games. Meireles has been in Chelsea for just a year after signing on a four-year contract from Premier League rivals Liverpool in 2011.

Chelsea's decision to sell Meireles may not be appreciated by many as they recently lost Michael Essien who is on a season long loan at Real Madrid. With Meireles exit from the London club, Roberto Di Matteo is just left with Frank Lampard, Mikel John Obi and Oriol Romeu as his only regular deep-lying midfielders. 

Transfer News: Fenerbahce Sign Chelsea's Raul Meireles

on September 03 2012 4:17 PM
Transfer News: Fenerbahce Sign Chelsea's Raul Meireles

Chelsea lost yet another midfielder as the 29-year-old Portuguese International Raul Meireles has completed a move to Turkish Side Fenerbahce. The Turkish transfer window remains open till Wednesday which is longer than the English Football Transfer window which has been an advantage in signing the player. 

Meireles has signed for the Turkish Giants for a fee for £8m. Fenerbahce are looking to strengthen their midfield after Emre Belozoglu left for Atletico Madrid on a free transfer earlier this year.  

The Portuguese International has been a regular figure for his country playing more than 60 international games. Meireles has been in Chelsea for just a year after signing on a four-year contract from Premier League rivals Liverpool in 2011.

Chelsea's decision to sell Meireles may not be appreciated by many as they recently lost Michael Essien who is on a season long loan at Real Madrid. With Meireles exit from the London club, Roberto Di Matteo is just left with Frank Lampard, Mikel John Obi and Oriol Romeu as his only regular deep-lying midfielders. 

Transfer News: Porto's Hulk Heads To Zenit St Petersburg

on September 03 2012 3:53 PM
Transfer News: Porto's Hulk Heads To Zenit St Petersburg

Brazilian forward Hulk has signed for Zenit St Petersburg from Porto on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Hulk has been linked with a move to Premier League club Chelsea throughout this summer with Tottenham Hotspurs showing interset in signing the player. 

Chelsea has failed to sign the Brazilian International due to the £40 million asking price from the Portuguese side. The Russian transfer window is open for a couple of weeks longer than most other European leagues, which has been an added advantage for Luciano Spalletti's side. 

Porto president Pinto Da Costa reacted to reports that Zenit had pulled the plug on a deal to sign Hulk last week.

 "It was Porto who rejected €50 million for Hulk from Zenit"

"I think it is ridiculous to hear that Zenit's board did not sanction such an offer when two of their chiefs were here to present that exact bid for the player" Da Costa said 

However, the Russian side did manage to sign the Brazilian as one's not sure whether the comments made by Porto's President last week were of great remark. 

Manchester United News: United Boss Lost My Respect claims Dimitar Berbatov

on September 03 2012 2:12 PM
Manchester United News: United Boss Lost My Respect claims Dimitar Berbatov

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has revealed that United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has lost his respect. Berbatov was signed by Ferguson for a record fee of €38 million from Tottenham Hotspurs in the dying moments of 2008 summer transfer window.

The Bulgarin did enjoy his inital years of his United carrer. Since the arrival of Javier Hernandez and return of Danny Welbeck to his top form, Berbatov has been sidelined. Berbatov has been sent down the order and Ferguson had made it clear to the Bulgarian that it will be hard for the player to get regular first team action.

Speaking in a press conference in Bulgaria today, Berbatov has criticized United boss for his treatment of him during his time at the club.

"I don't think I deserved such treatment at United - not playing in the last year,"

"I went more than 10, probably 15, times to ask the coach if they need me. And every time I was told that I'm an important player and should not leave, but then again I was not in the team"

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