Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Euro Club Roundup #2

This is my second week of following four clubs from the top European leagues (EPL, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga in my opinion). Still mostly rumors and friendly results. Next week will have Champions League and UEFA Cup qualifying results, however.

AS Roma

Roma rumored to be interested in Ukrainian midfielder Tymoschuk.
Francesco Totti looking for Serie A glory.
Egyptian striker Mido happy to be back with Roma after loan to the Spurs, but rumors have surfaced that he may be on his way back to the Spurs permanently.
Inter Milan MF David Pizarro wants to join Roma.
Lens MF Alou Diarra has been targeted by Roma.
Italian international Iaquinta has been linked to Roma.
Final offer made for Italian international winger Semioli by Roma.
A short Roma side lost 0 -1 to German club Hamburg.


Argentine striker Christian Gimenez joined Hertha on loan from Olympique Marseille.
Hertha won its final friendly before the Bundesliga season begins 2-1 against second division German club Erzgebirge Aue.


A little verbal sparring between Chelsea and Liverpool. Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, doesn’t think Liverpool can win the Premiership, while robot dancing Peter Crouch does.
Liverpool won’t have to play its champions league qualifier in Israel.
Liverpool lost two friendlies this week. 2 - 0 to Grasshopper Zurich and 5-0 to Mainz. The Mainz thrashing occurred after a scoreless first half and Rafa decided to rest his starters in advance of the Champions League qualifying match this week. Those two results combined with another loss last week don’t seem to bode well for Liverpool.
Reds have an interest in Holland international Dirk Kuyt.


Barca has offered Saviola to Valencia but the team doesn’t want to pay his salary.
Argentine defender Roberto Ayala wants out of Valencia and the club has offered him to some Premiership clubs.
Real Betis has bid for Valencia winger Mario Regueiro.
Valencia is after Portuguese defender Jorge Andrade and Inter Milan’s striker Obafemi Martins.
Looks like Simao will finally join Valencia from Benfica after a month of negotiations.

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