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Chelsea Defender Wanted By Bundesliga Club, Man City To Head To China, Maybe With Neymar According To Ronaldinho Plus More
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1. Transfer round up
Robert Bartczak, Legia Warsaw to Sosnowiec, on loan
Ivan Alonso, Nacional to River Plate, free
Mariano Bogliacino, Martina Franca to Plaza Colonia, free
Junior Burgos, Atlanta United to Tampa Bay Rowdies, on loan
Viktor Lovgren, IK Frej to Arendal Fotball, free
Diogo Campos, Santa Cruz to Botafogo, free
Roni, Marilia to America, free
Anid Travancic, TOSK Tesanj to Proleter Teslic, undisclosed fee
Yaroslav Vazhynsky, Shakhtar Donetsk to Ilyichivets Mariupol, free
Xhelil Asani, released by FK Bylis Ballsh
Johannes Kreidl, Hamburg SV to KuPS, on loan
Attila Haris, Ferencvaraos to Soroksari SC, on loan
Dejan Rasevic, Sutjeska Foca to Proleter Teslic, undisclosed fee
Joaquin Lencina, Carabobo FC to Mushuc Runa SC, undisclosed fee
Mateusz Prus, unattached to Rakow
William, Nacional to Bonsucesso, free
Lineker, ? to Ipatinga, free
Djalma, Paysandu to Agremiacao Sportiva Arapiraquense, on loan
Radoslaw Sylwestrzak, Radomiak to Tarnobrzeg, free
Robert Zietarski, Nadwislan Gora to Gwardia Koszalin, free
Vyacheslac Grab, Tyumen to Torpedo Vladivostok, on loan
Andrey Polin, Tyumen to Torpedo Vladivostok, on loan
Novica Markovic, Proleter Teslic to ?, undisclosed fee
Jan Klauke, Rot Weiss Ahlen to Chemnitzer, free
Michael Baggner, Angelholm to Kristianstads, free
Riki Alba, Valarenga to Varbergs BolS, on loan
Tobi Adebayo-Rowling, Peterborough United to Sligo Rovers, free
Adam Csilus, Ferencvaros to Soroksari SC, on loan
Kris Calleja, St Andrews to Mqabba, free
Figo, Oriental to Moura, undisclosed fee
Alexandru Marin, Gloria Buzau to Bucovina Pojorata, free
Arnar Darri Petursson, UMF Stjarnan to Throttur, free
Selmir Mahmutovic, TOSK Tesanj to Proleter Teslic, undisclosed fee
Robert Caruta, Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt to Rapid Bucharest, free
Eduard Csatlos, released by Bucovina Pojorata
Mirko Ivanic, Vojvodina to BATE Borisov, £750,000
Johan Kappelhof, FC Groningen to Chicago Fire, £263,000
William Fernandez, Cartagines to Belen FC, undisclosed fee
Soune Daniel Soungole, Slovan Liberec to FK Teplice, on loan
Tomas Martinez, River Plate to Defensa y Justicia, on loan
Marvin Graf, FC Zurich to FC Wohlen, on loan
Olivier Kleiner, FC Luzern to FC Wohlen, on loan
Matheus Cassini, Palermo to Inter Zapresic, on loan
Gaston Faber, Danubio to Racing Club, on loan
Mikhail Markosov, released by FK Khimki
Billy Celeski, unattached to Ventforet Kofu
Christian Chavez, released by PAS Giannina
Artur Valikaev, unattached to Sakhalin
Rubinho, unattached to Ituano
Heliton, unattached to Aguia de Maraba
Enias Kalogeris, released by AE Sparti
Declan Gallagher, Livingston to career break
Jean Patrick, released by Rondonopolis
Alexander Kolev, released by Botev Plovdiv
Oliver Helledie, unattached to Jammerbugt
Fran Brodic, released by Club Brugge

2. One of Chelsea's on loan legion scores





3. Hart believe Otamendi is making up for the injury absence of Kompany
With Belgian defender Vincent Kompany back in training for Manchester City, goalkeeper Joe Hart has praised Nicolas Otamendi for stepping in and helping to ease City through while Kompany was out injured. "Otamendi has settled quicker than I've ever seen anyone settle into the Premier League, he's been a real revelation and a great signing for us," said the England keeper. All I can say is, it is no wonder Hart has been so dodgy lately, his eyesight is clearly going, maybe it is the Head & Shoulders running into his eyes? Either way, he needs to take a trip to Specsavers.

4. City to visit China
With Chinese clubs spending huge sums of money on players and a consortium of Chinese investors buying a 13% stake in Manchester City's holding company, the City Football Group, the Citizens have announced they will visit China during their pre-season preparations in the summer. City are set to play in the International Champions Cup, which annually features a number of the world's elite clubs.



5. Borussia look to make loan deal permanent
Andreas Christensen is one of many on loan from Chelsea around the world, the Danish international being on a two year loan deal with Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach. Now their manager, Andre Schubert, has confirmed he would like his club to look to seal the Danish defender on a permanent contract. Christensen scored twice on Friday night as they beat Werder Bremen 5-1 and has impressed greatly in his time in Germany. "I would appreciate it if he would stay with Borussia for a very long time," said Schubert on Friday. "He is a super defender and just a good footballer. This is a decision for Max Eberl [the club's director of sport], I can only express my wishes."

6. Ronaldinho believes City could tempt Neymar to join
Brazilian legend Ronaldinho believes Manchester City have the financial clout to tempt Neymar Jr to join them. With incoming manager Pep Guardiola known to be a big admirer of Neymar, wanting to take him to Bayern Munich when he first joined them, only to be persuaded against the move and watch the mercurial Brazilian captain join Barca instead, speculation abounds as to the possibility of Pep finally getting his man. Ronaldinho said: "Neymar has already stated his desire to play for Pep. That was a big statement with most people knowing that Pep would be joining Manchester City in the summer." With Neymar's move to Barca under the spotlight over tax evasion claims, and Neymar and Barca in a financial wrangle as he seeks a big pay rise while Barcelona struggle to stay within the salary cap, it is likely that one of the front three will have to leave in the summer. Could Neymar be the one they have to sacrifice?



7. Hazard apologises to Jose
Eden Hazard has admitted his part in the downfall of last season's Premier League champions Chelsea, as his form has dipped massively from last season, when he was PFA Player of the Year. Hazard has admitted he sent Jose Mourinho an apology text, following the Portugese manager's sacking in December due to Chelsea's poor season. "I sent him the message to say I was sorry he had gone and ..... well .... just that I was sorry. We'd enjoyed all that success together last season, but this time round we hadn't," Hazard told the Guardian. "I felt a bit guilty because I'd been player of the year. I'd been one of the most decisive players, and this year I'd performed less well. I hadn't been at the same level. So I sent that text to Jose and he came back to me, wishing me all the best for the future."

8. Sutton says Celtic are regressing
Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has criticised the reign of Ronny Deila at the Scottish champions. Sutton has claimed that Deila should have been replaced as the Glasgow club are regressing under the Norwegian. "Celtic are judged by the fans in Europe," said Sutton. "They've been disgraceful in Europe this season. Go back 12 months and ask has there been progress? Absolutely not. They have regressed. European football is really important for Celtic," Sutton told BBC Radio 5 live. "I think [chief executive] Peter Lawwell said they need to qualify for the Champions League three years out of every five for their financial stability. He's [Deila] failed two years running. They had the opportunity to have a new manager come in and buy his own players in January. The problem is they thrashed Hamilton and Dundee United at the start of the month and beat Stranraer in the Scottish Cup and everybody was getting carried away. They were papering over the cracks. Now they can't win the treble now, which Deila was clinging to. They lose to Aberdeen, an enormous game, and that lets them back into the title race. Now everybody is up in arms. I was telling people this two months ago. That was the time to change." To be fair to Sutton, judging by his attempt in management, he would have a clear idea of what regression is.



9. Mutu wants to manage Fiorentina
Romanian forward Adrian Mutu has embarked on getting his coaching badges, with the plan of becoming Fiorentina's head coach in the future. Mutu was sacked by Chelsea after being caught with cocaine in his system, but his spell in Italian football was when he was at his peak. He was at Inter Milan, Hellas Verona, Parma, Livorno, Juventus and Cesena, but he feels the five year spell at Fiorentina was his best time and wants to go back to Florence. "I'd like to train at a high level, but I wouldn't mind working with children. I think that's necessary for a coach." Mutu continued: "I don't want to become just good [at coaching], but great, and that's why I'm here to learn. I accept all suggestions with humbleness. Over my career I learnt a lot, in Romania and abroad too The team I'd like to coach? Obviously Fiorentina. And also the Romanian national team."

10. Almost Mahrez like
Lovely Rachid Ghezzal finish for Lyon against Angers

Written by Tris Burke

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