Friday, May 7, 2010

Weekly Round-up (21): Transfer talk

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Barcelona presidential candidate Sandro Rosell is reportedly concerned that the club could speed up transfer negotiations with targetted players to benefit the candidacy of board candidate Jaume Ferrer.

Reports have recently linked the Catalan club with Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas and Valencia striker David Villa, and it is claimed that Villa, in particular, could be presented before the presidential elections in June.

Rosell was quoted to have said that the rush to close deals could lead to the purchase of these players at inflated prices. He moreover claims that the correct transfer fee for Villa would be between 25 -30 million euro, significantly less than the 40 million reportedly agreed upon with Valencia.

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