Chelsea look to land Maicon from Inter Milan and also eye Moses from Wigan. In other news Park Ji Sung leaves Man United for QPR
Keita to quit Barcelona
THT Verdict: Done Deal
Barcelona have confirmed Seydou Keita is leaving the club after the midfielder triggered a clause in his contract. Keita served the Catalan club well but remained a peripheral figure and wasn’t ever able to establish himself in the starting eleven. His departure shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the player has rather strangely opted to leave for China when he was still good enough to play at a decent club in an European League. Keita probably has a last major contract in his sight and is expected to sign a two-and-a-half year contract with Chinese side Dalian Aerbin.
Park leaves the Theatre of Dreams
THT Verdict: Signed, Sealed and Delivered
The South Korean served Man United with all his heart and will forever remain in the hearts of Red Devils around the globe. However, the Three Lung man had lost some of his former drive and dropped down the pecking order at Old Trafford. The move to QPR should suit everyone concerned – for Park it provides an opportunity to regularly feature in the starting XI, while for United, it clears up a place in the 25-man squad and also a sum of 2.5 million in return. QPR themselves get a Premiership proven player, and the Rangers can count on the South Korean to give more than a 100 % every time he steps foot on the pitch.
Victor Moses on Chelsea’s radar
THT Verdict: Probable
The Wigan forward continues to attract the attention of the London club and Moses could very well end up at the Bridge. Wigan have so far resisted the temptation as Chelsea too seem to weight their options. Many consider Moses as Roberto Di Matteo’s back up plan if he fails to land his main man. The tug of war shall continue for a few more weeks, as both parties remain unfazed.
Maicon to Chelsea as Real Madrid Pull Out
THT Verdict: Likely
It’s no secret that Chelsea needs a proper right-back as Jose Bosingwa has already been released. Maicon is interested to move and as per Marca, Madrid have cooled their interest in the Brazilian full back. Chelsea and Maicon seem a perfect fit and the deal seems to have some basis and not just mere paper talk.
Kalou moves to Lille
THT Verdict: Done, Pending Medical
Salomon Kalou didn’t quite make it at Chelsea and the Ivorian is finally on his way out. The Ivory Coast international spent six years at Stamford Bridge, but dropped into the free agent pool at the end of last season after seeing his deal with the Blues expire. Kalou has decided to take up a new challenge in France with Lille and signed a four-year deal. Chelsea fans don’t seem to perturbed and neither does Kalou.
Other Confirmed News
Nuno Gomes signs for Blackburn Rovers
Colombian striker Jackson Martinez, who had been linked with Liverpool, has finalised a move to Porto
Juventus have confirmed the signing of Udinese duo Kwadwo Asamoah and Mauricio Isla.
Ajax coach Frank de Boer admitsVertonghen’s head is already in London, as he closes on a summer transfer to Tottenham Hotspur.
Sunil Chhetri signs for Sporting Lisbon.
Paul Pogba finally arrives at Juventus.