European transfer talk: Featuring Honda, Janmaat and Martinez

Keisuke Honda

Players linked with Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Everton, Southampton, Sunderland and Fulham this summer all feature.

Veteran goalkeeper Morgan de Sanctis has joined Roma on a two-year deal. Rudi Garcia has been searching for a new goalkeeper after the capital club flogged Maarten Stekelenburg to Fulham this summer and sees the former Udinese stopper as the perfect option. De Sanctis was bumped down in the pecking order twice at the Stadio San Paolo this summer; by youngster Rafael and then by loan signing Pepe Reina.

FC Porto forward Jackson Martinez may have made it clear he does not have any express desire to leave Portugal this summer but that has not stopped plenty of teams making a move for him; with an imminent one seemingly round the corner from Napoli.

The Italian sides club president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed that the club are interested in signing the player this summer.

AC Milan are said to be ready to wait as long as possible to sign Keisuke Honda from CSKA Moscow. The Japanese international’s contract expires in January, a victim of the rejig in the Russian league calendar, and Milan appear more than happy to wait until then to sign him on a free if CSKA refuse to accept a transfer offer for the player.

Any doubt over the future of the Bundesliga’s top goalscorer last season has now been put to bed. Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling has now signed a two-year contract extension at the club keeping him at the BayArena until 2017.

Feyenoord and Holland right-back Daryl Janmaat has stated he is aware of apparent interest in his services from Inter Milan. The player is apparently the type of player Walter Mazzarri wants to play the wing-back role for Inter next season; in a similar style to how he utilised Christian Maggio at Napoli.

Sevilla may have got their man with the signing of Kevin Gameiro; but it seems it was something of a chore according to Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido:

"We were treated badly and that's putting it mildly.

"The fee was 7.5million euros plus add-ons, payable in several instalments. They demanded payment up front at the last moment. That was just one of many 'adventures' in this affair. One problem followed another. Fortunately, the player really pushed to arrange things.

"It's the worst transfer (negotiation) I've had to work on in my career."

 

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