Friday, January 26, 2007

Michael Gravgaard on loan to Newcastle

EuroSport.com / Magpies close to loan signing:
"We are talking to the player's club and we are hoping they will release him to come across here and we will find out in the next 48 hours. We know all about him and his playing record, but we still want a look at him with a view to a loan deal until the end of the season."


Well. It's not Serbian Goran Gavrancic of Dynamo Kiev, they say. Not American Oguchi Onyewu of Standard Liege either. Could be because it's our Michael Gravgaard, whose Marseille deal didn't happen. That's what Danish media says (no link).

Fair enough. I look forward to seeing Dan Thomassen play some more. He's good enough to take home the championship. Gravgaard however is an outstanding centre back who can double as a striker. Incredible header abilities.

Hmmm... think I'm gonna serve myself a Newcastle Brown Ale :)


Update: Gravgaard agent cools Newcastle link:
"I have had no contact with Newcastle regarding Michael. He has been linked with a number of clubs in this transfer window. He is under a long contract with FC Copenhagen and it all depends on FC Copenhagen."

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Claus Jensen negotiating

Danish media reports Claus Jensen will meet with FC København Friday in Spain where the team is currently in training camp.

It's not in international news. But hey, some French paper is still talking about Niclas Jensen moving to the Swedish club FC København (sic!). The discontent at Fulham is real enough, though:
According to Friday's Fulham Chronicle, Jensen has told Fulham manager Chris Coleman that he does not wish to extend his current deal which ends in the summer, so making a January transfer very likely so that Coleman can cash in on one of his most experienced players.
Premiership Latest / Denmark & Fulham FC Midfielder Claus Jensen's Future At Craven Cottage In Doubt After Deciding Not To Renew Contract.

Claus Jensen has 46 national team games so far. It'd be neat to add him to the squad, except don't we have like a team and a half now?

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Rommedahl too?

EuroSport.com / Rommedahl to jump ship

"I don't exclude going back to Denmark and, if FC Copenhagen are interested, they should not hesitate to come and talk to me.

I will consider an offer seriously.

Going back to Denmark has been a good solution for players like Niclas Jensen, Stephan Andersen and Jesper Gronkjaer who have played abroad for a long time."



Please note: I'm not keeping track of every transfer rumor here. Regarding the below ones, Gravgaard will probably stay and the Kamwendo stuff may very well be just him making himself more interesting. There are a lot of rumors and a lot of better things to spend our time keeping track of.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Are we buying Kamwendo?

The Daily Times (Malawi) / FC Copenhagen eye Kamwendo

"They would like me to join them as soon as possible and I will try my best to impress them at the trials," [Kamwendo] said.

[...]

"[FC Nordsjælland] seem to be reluctant to let me go but I hope in the end they will not stop me from joining FC Copenhagen," Kamwendo said.

Copenhagen's interest to sign the skilful midfielder is not a surprise. They still have fond memories of how the lad cancelled their lead when he scored from almost the half line to equalise during his side's 1-1 draw with the Danish league giants last year.

The goal earned him the best goal scorer award from the Danish Super League sponsor Onside magazine.



Update, January 15th: The Daily Times (Malawi) / Sapao, Kamwendo cut ties

Denmark-based Flames midfielder Joseph Kamwendo, who has been linked with a move to Danish Superliga giants FC Copenhagen, has severed ties with his local agent Felix Ngamanya Sapao.
Kamwendo said in a telephone interview last week that he had engaged a new Danish manager, who was fostering his move to FC Copenhagen.

[...]

[Sapao, agent] said he had contacted former Flames coach Kim Splidsboel to find out more about Kamwendo's reported move to FC Copenhagen, but the Danish coach was also not aware of the deal.
When contacted through an e-mail, Splidsdboel confirmed that he was indeed not aware of the Kamwendo's move to FC Copenhagen.
"I haven't heard much about the possibility that Joseph will be moving to FC Copenhagen. The transfer window is still open, so let's wait and see," Splidsboel said.


Danish Kim Splidsboel, former coach of Malawi, recommended Kamwendo for his current club, FC Nordsjælland.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Bergvold for Livorno

From Reuters:
Danish champions FC Copenhagen said on Wednesday they had completed the tranfer of midfielder Martin Bergvold to Italian Serie A side Livorno.

The 22-year old former Danish youth international signed a three-and-a-half year contract with the Italian squad for an undisclosed sum, Copenhagen said.

He played 98 matches for Copenhagen, scoring nine goals in four years.


That was just a matter of time. The dubious story from yesterday about Michael Gravgaard however, is on the front page of a tabloid today. I hope this means we're not selling Dan Thomassen too!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Transfers: Jensen, Silberbauer, Gravgaard & Laudrup kids

Incoming: Niclas Jensen

Eurosport.com / Jensen set for Danish return

Danish international Niclas Jensen says he wants to return to FC Copenhagen after having failed to break into Fulham's first team since his move to London in 2005.


Outgoing: Michael Silberbauer, Michael Gravgaard and Laudrup kids

Liverpool.co.uk / Blues alert over Fergie

[Everton coach] Moyes, who has also been linked with Manchester City's Joey Barton and FC Copenhagen's Michael Silberbauer, is anxious to bolster his midfield and a loan move for Ferguson could be the ideal solution.


Footballissue.com / Barca to sign Laudrup's

Barcelona have given trials to Andreas and Mads Laudrup, sons of former Barca legend Michael.


They are just youths going to do some training sessions.

Eurosport.com earlier wrote that L'Equipe wrote that Marseille were signing Michael Gravgaard, but the Eurosport link doesn't work anymore and I can't find it at lequipe.fr either (I don't understand French so it's not too easy navigating around the site). Maybe this story is already dead and I just missed it. Maybe it breaks soon.

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