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Transfer News – September 16th

Transfer News – September 16th, 2009

DAILY MIRROR:

  • Newcastle boss Chris Hughton wants to sign Fulham forward Diomansy Kamara and Aston Villa striker Marlon Harewood on loan.
  • Hull could allow Caleb Folan and Daniel Cousin to join Middlesbrough and Newcastle respectively on loan.
  • Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is giving former Sunderland goalkeeper Jurgen Macho a chance to return to the Premier League.
  • Bolton have agreed a deal worth up to £1million with Wolves to sign defender Mark Connolly.
    The French-Senegalese hitman has been targeted by a number of clubs.

    The French-Senegalese hitman has been targeted by Newcastle

    DAILY STAR:

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has blasted Manchester City manager Mark Hughes for trying to defend Emmanuel Adebayor.
  • Rafa Benitez says the Premier League has rushed through the introduction of a quota system for home-grown players too soon.
  • Former Republic of Ireland boss Steve Staunton has applied for the manager’s job at League Two side Rotherham.
  • Stoke defender Andrew Davies has rejected the chance to join Plymouth on loan.
  • Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell is ready to battle with Ipswich, Colchester and Barnsley to sign Danny Shittu from Bolton.DAILY MAIL:
  • It has emerged that Liverpool’s kit sponsorship with Standard Chartered is worth more than the £120million a year reported.
  • Liverpool chief Tom Hicks has hit out at the Arab owners of Manchester City and insisted that there £120million transfer spending spree is ‘unsustainable’.
  • Olympiakos have expressed interest in making Bryan Robson their new coach.
  • James Vaughan has been given approval by Everton to join a club, which could be Middlesbrough, on loan.

    The EPL's youngest goal scorer could be on his way out of Everton.

    The EPL's youngest goal scorer could be on his way out of Everton.

  • Former West Ham and Liverpool defender Julian Dicks has been appointed as manager of Grays Athletic.DAILY EXPRESS:
  • Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung wants Birmingham to spearhead a revolution in Chinese football, after formally lodging his takeover bid.
  • The Scottish FA yesterday kept faith in George Burley by backing him to continue as Scotland manager.THE SUN:
  • Newcastle are lining up a loan move for Fulham’s Diomansy Kamara to cover for Shola Ameobi.
  • West Ham are set to open an academy in Minna, Nigeria.
  • Carson Yeung’s Birmingham takeover is just six weeks away after his company made an £81million offer in cash.
  • New Portsmouth owner Sulaiman Al Fahim insists there will be money to spend in January even though Peter Storrie says the club remains short of funds.
  • Michel Platini’s plan to make the clubs live within their means was approved by UEFA yesterday.DAILY RECORD:
  • Alex McLeish has welcomed the decision to save Scotland manager George Burley’s job.


  • Liverpool Fans Fix to Buy Share In Club
    July 24, 2009, 10:38 AM
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    The American duo have repeatedly been called out by the Liverpool fans.
    The American duo have repeatedly been called out by the Liverpool fans.

    Supporters groups Spirit of Shankly and ShareLiverpoolFC have unveiled a new, joint proposal to buy Liverpool.

    The supporters’ organisations are unhappy with the financial structure of the club following the takeover by Americans George Gillett and Tom Hicks.

    The key change to the original “member-share” proposal is a reduction of the share price from £5,000 to £500.

    Gillett and Hicks have been allowed to delay repaying the club’s £350m debt in full, it emerged on Friday.

    The Americans had been negotiating an extension on the club’s debt with the Royal Bank of Scotland for several months and sources said a statement would be issued next week.

    The alternative was for one of the world’s biggest clubs coming, effectively, under the control of the Government who own a majority share in RBS.

    Last month RBS took the unprecedented step of writing to Liverpool’s supporters to justify continuing financial support of the club’s American co-owners. The bank had been flooded with e-mails from fans calling for the plug to be pulled on Hicks and Gillett’s debt.

    Before Friday’s development, the SLFC had issued a statement on Thursday evening.

    It said it had a “realistic plan” to achieve “broadly-based fan ownership of the club” and would work to “relieve the level of debt, by offering Liverpool fans an affordable entry fee and a chance to get a modest return for their additional financial support.”

    It added: “We need all Liverpool fans to carefully consider the proposals in detail on our website and let us know what they think.”

    The supporters’ groups first proposed a takeover – the model of which is based upon that operated by Barcelona, Real Madrid and other European clubs – in January 2008.

    Initially they hoped to raise £500m from 100,000 fans each paying the £5,000 ‘entry fee’, but this has now been reduced.

    The aim is to acquire a 60% stake in the club by raising £150m while seeking a “commercial partner” to invest £100m for a 40% stake.

    Analysis: This could be pretty big in Liverpool’s grand scheme of things.  If it all goes through, they could go the way of Real Madrid and others.  Gillett has seemed more likely to sell his share than that of his co-owner, but Hicks seems hellbent that they stay in this together.  Whatever happens, there will be a massive change of hands at Anfield soon.