Transfer Latest – AC Milan looking to wrap up Honda deal as Ambrosini moves to Fiorentina. Also, Chelsea is in the market, looking for a swap deal and a Roman captain.
Milan looking to wrap up Honda deal
Honda has impressed one and many with his recent display in the Confederations Cup 2013. Although Japan went out in the Group stages, Honda left the tournament with his name on everyone’s lips. Milan was linked with Honda in previous transfer windows too, but then Milan let the deal slip through their hands. Now, with the emphasis once more on the 4-3-1-2 formation, there is a need for a trequartista now more than ever.
Honda’s contract expires on December 2013 and CSKA might want to cash him in before he goes for free. Although, according to reports, Honda has agreed personal terms with Milan but the only hindrance on Milan’s part is that they need to sell first before they can bring in players. One of the players that Milan is looking to part ways with is Robinho. Presently there appears to be a deadlock with Robinho’s transfer to Santos with the transfer value being the bane of their discussion.
In all likelihood, this transfer will materialize before 20th July, 2013, when Brazilian transfer market closes. Honda will not only bring with him a new perspective of attacking playing, but also open Milan to an Asian market.
Ambrosini looking for Viola move
Milan did not renew the contract of Ambrosini and as result of which, a veteran of so many victories at Milan is without a club presently. The erstwhile captain of Milan was given a warm farewell when Milan dedicated an entire page in honor of him in La Gazzetta dello Sport.
With Ambrosini looking for one last hurrah before hanging up the boots for good, offers have come in from England, United States and also Italy. However, from the looks of it, he is likely to wrap up a deal with Fiorentina and soon. There has been an initial agreement between the two parties, although a definite deal has not yet been struck. Amborisni’s agent hoped that a deal will be finalized soon and from the likes of it, he will be given a one year contract from Viola.
Chelsea looking to swap Torres and El Shaarawy?
In what will be one of the most ridiculous transfer rumors, Sport Mediaset has reported that Chelsea might look for a swap deal between Torres and El Shaarawy. Chelsea have been after Cavani from the beginning of the transfer window and their relentless pursuit seems to have borne fruit. However, the deal will finally come down to the talks between Cavani and Napoli and whether the player actually wants to leave.
From Chelsea’s perspective, this is another rumor where Torres was shown the door by the media. Granted that he had not been the star he once was with Liverpool, he has improved by quite some bit in the previous season. Toores might not be the player whom Mourinho wants in his line-up and with the rumors flying around, these just might create a negative impact on Torres. El Shaarawy has been one of the brightest talents in Serie A last season and it is quite natural that his name will be linked to every big club now. However, these rumors do destabilize him and this same fact was confirmed by the Italian national coach.
De Rossi wanted by Mourinho
Ever since James Pallotta confirmed that every player from Roma is “on the market”, tongues have been wagging about the departure of De Rossi. Last season has not been particularly good for De Rossi, as he hit out against both club and fans. With his likely movement before September, suitors have lined up before Roma.
The foremost among them has been Mourinho, who has been a big admirer of De Rossi for a long time. During his times at Internazionale as well as Real Madrid, Mourinho tried to buy De Rossi but his effort was thwarted both times. This time with Chelsea, he is likely to bring in the player once the transfer window closes.