Everton chase Marseille striker Gignac? Transfer update!By Ryan Grant • Aug 31st, 2011 • Category: News |
Everton are one of a number of clubs believed to be pursuing a deal to sign Marseille striker Andre pierre Gignac on a season-long-loan.
However Fulham are believed to be the favourites for the 25-year-old, who scored 34 goals in 98 games during a previous spell at Toulouse. French sources also suggest Genoa, Olympiacos and Blackburn are also in the running for the France international’s signature.
As we reported yesterday, it looks possible Real Madrid will allow Royston Drenthe to join Everton. A possible loan deal was initially indicated to us, but with the player’s contract expiring at the end of this season, Madrid may let the player leave on a free transfer.
Meanwhile, Yakubu and Beckford may leave to join Blackburn and Leicester respectively, Argentine Primera División striker Denis Stracqualursi looks set to join the Blues on a season-long-loan and Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta could yet join Arsenal in a £10m deal, however, we have just been told the latter deal may now be off.
UPDATE: We have reportedly made an approach for Shaun Wright-Phillips.
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