Adams Posted July 14, 2006 Report Share Posted July 14, 2006 (edited) POSSIBLE PLAYER DESTINATIONS JUVENTUS Patrick Vieira (30, midfielder) The France midfielder may be back in the Barclays Premiership after only one season with Juve. Experienced mixed fortunes in Serie A following last summer's £13.7million move from Arsenal but after a good World Cup, clubs in England, Spain and France might be tempted Fabio Cannavaro (32, defender) The star playerof the World Cup - many felt he should have won the Golden Ball - Italy's captain has a host of intrested clubs but Real Madrid appears his likely destination. Real, now coached by former Juve boss Fabio Capello, are desperate to rebuild their notoriously shaky defence with Cannavaro the rock. Gianluigi Buffon (28, goalkeeper) Remains the most expensive goalkeeper in the world after Juve paid Parma a £33million for him in 2001. Arsenal were linked with Buffon during the World Cup but he could end up at Inter Milan. Gianluca Zambrotta (29, defender) Another star of the world cup, Zambrotta has become wanted by several clubs. Real are the favourites with Capello eager to play the full-back alongside Cannavaro in a new-look defence at the Bernabeu. But there may will be competition from Barcelona while Chelsea are also looking for a new left-back. Pavel Nedved (33, midfielder) Getting on abit but again a former European footballer of the year, and once described by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as "one of the best players in the world", Nedved has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Tottenham. But age is not on his side so the Czech Republic star is unlikely to move to a big club Lilian Thuram (34, defender) He remains a class act despite his age. Barcelona, Real, Arsenal and Manchester United are all looking for an experienced centre back with France's most capped player but Barcalona look like the favourites David Trezeguet (28, striker) Missed his pen in the world cup final. Little interest has been shown after failing to build on the promise shown earlier in his career. Famously missed France's only penalty in the World Cup final and a bid of around £4million could be enough to land the Juve striker. AC MILAN Kaka (24, midfielder) Probably the only Brazilian player to emerge from the World Cup with his reputation enhanced, Kaka is a key transfer target for Real president Ramon Calderon. Kaka is a class player and i would love to see him in the premier league Gennaro Gattuso (28, midfielder) Many people's pick for the best defensive midfielder at the World Cup, Gattuso had pledged his loyalty to AC Milan whatever the outcome of the match-fixing trial. However, reality may start to bite outside of Serie A with Milan forced to sell. Manchester United are looking for a holding midfielder and Gattuso may be deemed suitable. Filippo Inzaghi (32, striker) In his prime there would have been a stampede of intrest. But as a proven goalscorer, often described as 'a master poacher' because of his predatory instincts, he would still appeal to clubs outside the cream of Europe's elite. Alessandro Nesta (30, defender) Chelsea are circling for Nesta who remains one of the world's great defenders. A partnership of the Italian alongside John Terry would be a class partenship and would be very tough to beat. Missed out on the World Cup final through injury and probably has two seasons left at the highest level. FIORENTINA Luca Toni (29, striker) Real have reportedly already made a move for Toni so the Italy striker may have been determined to leave Fiorentina whatever the outcome of the match fixing trial. Inter Milan and Manchester United are also interested in a player who scored an incredible 31 goals in Serie A last season. If youve got any more feal gree to post them Edited July 14, 2006 by Adams Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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