January Transfer Window

  • Beckham highlights an otherwise subdued last transfer day February 1, 2013

    London: David Beckham lit up a subdued transfer deadline day in Europe by securing perhaps the final move of his globetrotting career, a surprise shortterm deal with ambitious French club Paris SaintGermain. Mario Balotelli, a headlinegrabber at the opposite end of his football career, finalized his switch from Manchester City to...
  • Winger Nani not for sale, insists Alex Ferguson December 30, 2012

    London: Manchester United winger Nani will not be sold in the January transfer window, manager Alex Ferguson said on Sunday in dismissing media reports that the Portuguese international could leave Old Trafford. Nani, sidelined by injury since the Champions League tie with Braga on November 7, has yet to sign a...
  • No major signings for United in January: Ferguson December 29, 2012

    Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson does not expect to make any major signings during the January transfer window after expressing his satisfaction with the strength of the current squad. The Premier League leaders have been linked in the media with Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder among other while a recently leaky backline...
  • Nelsen joins Spurs after release by Blackburn February 3, 2012

    London: New Zealand defender Ryan Nelsen has completed his free transfer to Premier League title contenders Tottenham following his release from Blackburn. The 34yearold was released from his contract with Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday, having missed most of the season with a knee injury. Nelsen, who made more than 150 appearances...
  • Deadline day: Top clubs avoid big signings February 1, 2012

    London: European football's January transfer window closed on Tuesday with clubs reining in the lavish spending of recent years in an apparent response to UEFA's strict new financial controls. While 225 million Pounds were spent last January by English clubs alone, barely 50 million Pounds was outlayed by them this month. "It...
  • Midfielder Thiago Motta moves to PSG from Inter February 1, 2012

    Paris: Paris SaintGermain continued their spending spree by signing Brazilian midfielder Thiago Motta from Inter Milan on Tuesday. PSG said that the 29yearold Motta will be presented at PSG's Parc des Princes stadium on Wednesday. No financial details were given, but reports in France and Italy estimated the transfer at 10 million...
  • Man United lure young defender from rivals City February 1, 2012

    Manchester: Manchester United have lured a defensive prospect from Manchester City, with Frederic Veseli switching between the fierce rivals on transfer deadline day on Tuesday. Veseli failed to make a competitive senior appearance for Roberto Mancini's side and moves to Old Trafford with his City contract set to expire in the...
  • Man City get David Pizarro on loan from Roma February 1, 2012

    Manchester: Manchester City have added experience to their midfield for the Premier League title runin by signing Chile international David Pizarro on loan from Roma for the rest of the season. The 32yearold Pizarro played under City manager Roberto Mancini when both were at Inter Milan, before joining Roma in 2006....
  • QPR sign strikers Djibril Cisse, Bobby Zamora February 1, 2012

    London: Queens Park Rangers signed French striker Djibril Cisse from Lazio and Bobby Zamora from Premier League rivals Fulham on January transfer window deadline day on Tuesday. The 30yearold former Liverpool and Marseille player, Cisse has joined the Premier League strugglers on a 2year deal. QPR manager Mark Hughes said Cisse is...
  • Tottenham sign Saha as Pavlyuchenko, Corluka exit February 1, 2012

    London: Tottenham signed striker Louis Saha from Premier League rivals Everton and reached a deal to offload Roman Pavlyuchenko to Lokomotiv Moscow in the final hours of the transfer window on Tuesday. Manager Harry Redknapp signed Saha despite the 33yearold Frenchman scoring just twice in 20 appearances for Everton this season...
  • Chelsea sign Belgian midfielder De Bruyne January 31, 2012

    London: Kevin De Bruyne became the third Belgian youngster to join Chelsea in the space of six months after completing a move to the English Premier League giants from Racing Genk on Tuesday, the last day of the winter transfer window. The 20yearold winger, who has been tracked by Chelsea for...
  • Carroll plans Liverpool stay amid exit rumours January 30, 2012

    Liverpool: Andy Carroll insists he has no desire to leave Liverpool despite persistent speculation surrounding his future at the club. Several national newspapers reported on Sunday that the Anfield side had approached Manchester City over a possible swap deal involving Carroll and troubled Argentine Carlos Tevez, only for the Premier League...
  • Liverpool offer for CarrollTevez swap rejected January 30, 2012

    Liverpool: Liverpool have offered Andy Carroll to Manchester City in a sensational straight swap deal for wantaway striker Carlos Tevez, but the Premier League leaders have rejected the offer, according to a report in the Guardian. The paper claims City's football administrator Brian Marwood rejected the approach from the Merseyside club,...
  • Chelsea defender Alex joins French club PSG January 28, 2012

    Paris: Paris SaintGermain extended their spending spree by signing Brazilian defender Alex on Friday, taking the French club's outlay this season to nearly 100 million Euros and with another signing still possible before the transfer window shuts. Alex signed a 2year deal to move from Chelsea, with the transfer fee widely...
  • Tevez could join PSG in the summer: Agent January 27, 2012

    Manchester: Kia Joorabchian, the representative of Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, has stated that the Argentina international could join Paris SaintGermain at the end of the season if he does not leave his current club in the January transfer window. PSG director Leonardo revealed earlier this week that the Ligue 1...
  • Milan to make Tevez decision on Friday January 27, 2012

    Milan: AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has declared the club will decide whether to sign Manchester City's Carlos Tevez or Catania's Maxi Lopez on Friday. The Serie A champions have reached an agreement with Catania for Lopez, but they will only sign the former Barcelona striker if they fail in their...
  • I'm staying at Chelsea until June: Drogba January 21, 2012

    London: Didier Drogba intends to stay at Chelsea at least until the end of the season, rejecting speculation of a moneyspinning move to ambitious Chinese team Shanghai Shenhua in the January transfer window. Sections of the British media are reporting that the Chinese team is ready to buy the 33yearold Drogba...
  • Ancelotti keen on Tevez as PSG begin talks January 19, 2012

    Paris: Paris SaintGermain coach Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, although the clubs have yet to reach an agreement. After missing out on signing David Beckham from the Los Angeles Galaxy and striker Alexandre Pato from AC Milan, bigspending PSG are still in the market for a...
  • Kaka denies deal with PSG, plans Madrid stay January 19, 2012

    Madrid: Kaka has denied a newspaper report claiming he has reached an agreement to sign with Paris SaintGerman in January, saying he is committed to Real Madrid. Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Wednesday that the Brazil playmaker had agreed to personal terms with the French club after the two...
  • Inter make 25million Euros bid for Tevez January 17, 2012

    Rome: Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti confirmed on Monday that the club has made a 25million Euros bid for Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez. The Nerazzurri are back in the race to sign the exiled Argentine international after agreeing to personal terms with the player earlier before suddenly withdrawing their bid. "There...
  • Chelsea complete signing of defender Gary Cahill January 16, 2012

    London: England defender Gary Cahill joined Chelsea from Premier League rivals Bolton on Monday. The 26yearold Cahill, who passed a medical on Saturday before watching from the stands as the Blues beat Sunderland 10, began negotiations with the west London club 16 days ago and reportedly cost 7 million Pounds. The fee...
  • Chelsea agree terms with Bolton, but not Cahill December 30, 2011

    Bolton: Chelsea's defensive options are set to be bolstered by the signing of Bolton centerback Gary Cahill after the two clubs agreed on a fee for the England international. The 26yearold Cahill, who is out of contract in the summer, has started negotiations with the London club over personal terms, although...
  • VillasBoas hails underfire skipper Terry December 23, 2011

    London: Chelsea manager Andre VillasBoas has insisted his side are still in the Premier League title race after their 11 draw with Tottenham at White Hart Lane, and also praised the performance of underfire captain John Terry. The Blues came from behind to grab a point against Harry Redknapp's highflying Spurs...