After already agreeing a deal with Manchester United, Polish target man Robert Lewandowski was off to Munich, before eventually being reportedly on his way to the Etihad this week, all to no effect.
At this time of year, just about every single player in world football has been linked to just about every club in world football. Of course, what makes this nonsense is that 90% of teams haven’t even returned to training.
Many players are still off competition in International competitions, but social media’s desire for a juicy rumor will never cease. Despite the rumor mill, there’s still truth to be found
Cardiff City today secured the signing of Danish starlet Andreas Cornelius on a five year contract. Cornelius was quoted as saying “This is a dream come true for me” when speaking of his chance to play in the Premier League.
Cornelius added “I was impressed by what the club is trying to do, the fact it has reached the Premier League and that it has a passionate fan base supporting it.”
In other news, Leeds United are reportedly to secure the signature of Luke Murphy for £1m today, as the club hijacked potential moves Blackburn and Wolves with a late bid.
The news broke late on Saturday and already it is believed the deal is all but done, with BBC Radio Stoke reporting Murphy was expected at Elland Road today. Murphy will become the first million pound Leeds player since their dramatic collapse 10 years ago.
After completing the deal for Roma stopper Maarten Stekelenburg last month, Fulham have confirmed today that Mark Schwarzer has declined the option to sign a new contracted with the club.
Schwarzer has immediately been linked with the possibility of retirement or a move back to Australia. It remains to be seen whether or not the 40 year old will remain in the top flight.
Championship bound FA Cup holders Wigan have confirmed the capture of Celtic defender Thomas Rogne. The Norweigan International has signed a 3 year deal at Wigan.
“It feels great to have joined the club. I think many people have been charmed by the way the club is run and how the team plays”
Rogne isn’t expected to be the last arrival at Wigan this summer, with many names linked with moves away from the DW Stadium also, as the rebuilding process continues.
Finally, Cardiff and Fulham aren’t the only Premiership sides making moves, as Sunderland today completed the free transfer of Valentin Roberge from Maritimo. Roberge is a potential defensive partner for fellow new signing Modibo Diakite, the clubs new French-Senegalese centre back.