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Gossip/Transfers: Appiah "Snubs" Chelsea

Transfers of Monday, 15 September 2008

Gossip/Transfers: Appiah "Snubs" Chelsea?
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Gossip/Transfers: Jan-June 2008 2007
Released Fenerbahce midfielder Stephen Appiah has been offered to Chelsea. Blues boss Phil Scolari insisted on Friday that Chelsea want to bring in a short-term replacement for Michael Essien and that man is Appiah. But when Blues chief executive Peter Kenyon contacted Appiah's representatives, he was told the player would only consider signing on a long-term contract.
Harry Redknapp has insisted he is still in the hunt for Ghana international midfielder Stephen Appiah.
Recent reports in Germany suggest that Bundeliga title rivals Bayern Munich and Schalke are ready to slug it out for highly rated Ghana midfielder Stephen Appiah
Turkish side Orduspor have landed Hearts of Lions defender Jerry Akaminko. The 22-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Super Lig side.
West Ham are still in talks with Stephen Appiah. The 27-year-old is available on a free transfer after negotiating an exit from Fenerbache
Anthony Annan has signed for Rosenborg, Norway. He signed a contract until 2011 , and cost around 1,25 mill Euros.
John Boye has completed a one-year loan deal with French side Rennes
Kwame Quansah extends his contract at Heracles Almelo 'til 2011
Joetex Frimpong moves to FC Luzern (Lucerne)?
South Africa Premier Soccer League side,Free State Stars,have offered two AshantiGold players a three-year deal after impressing on trials.David Telfer and Jonathan Mensah impressed the club's technical committee during their Phakisa Cup truimph last week.The duo were recommended by coach David Duncan who worked with them for two years in the Ghanaian Premier League."They are still very young," said Stars brand manager,Rantsi Mokoena."I was very impressed with their ability to win the ball and passing it to the nearest teammate."
Heart of Lions' striker Dominic Adiyah has completed his move to Norwegien Premier League side Fredrikstad FK. The 22-year-old has agreed a three year deal for an undisclosed fee after an excellent season with the Kpando-based club. He was the second top scorer with 11 goals in the just ended Ghanaian Premier League that helped his side book a slot for next year's Caf Champions League preliminary qualifying rounds. Adiyah joined Heart of Lions from Gomoa Fetteh Feyenoord last term and his impressive display earned him a call-up into the local Black Stars squad that played in the CHAN qualifiers.
Italian side, Lecce remain keen on securing the services of Ghanaian international midfielder, Mark Edusei. Edusei is available from Catania and has both Lecce and Serie B Empoli chasing his signature.
21.08.08: Ransford Osei is in Israel to begin a loan spell with Meccabi Haifa that will last until December 2008. The junior international who turns 18 in December arrived in Israel on Thursday for the beginning of his long awaited professional football career.
Osei had to give up his dream of playing in England with Manchester City, because of England’s strict national team cap requirements, while a proposed move to Poland fell through after difficulties to acquire a Polish work permit.
Osei scored six goals as Ghana reached the semi-finals of the 2007 World U-17 Championships last year and is an integral member of the Ghana U-20 side that is seeking to reach the World U-20 Championships next year.
18.08.08 (Ghanasoccernet) Haminu Dramani has held his first trial session with English side Stoke City. The Russia-based player arrived in England on Tuesday for observation by the Premier League newboys as he has already impressed the club. Haminu is expected to complete his medical by tomorrow before signing a three-year contract.
Isaac Boakye will play in the Bundesliga 2 this season after signing up for FC N├╝rnberg from VfL Wolfsburg. No details of the fee for the 26-year-old Ghanaian international was disclosed. Boakye was recalled by VFL Wolfsburg for the upcoming Bundesliga season after spending the first part of the year on loan at Mainz 05. He joined Wolfsburg in 2006 after three successful seasons at Armenia Bielefeld where he scored 24 times in 61 games.But he has been ravaged by injuries and fell out with Felix Magath who decided to farm him
Aug. 10: French club Lorient are reported to have written to rivals Marseille hoping to sign Andre Dede Ayew on loan. Dede, son of Ghana legend Abedi Pele, is reported to be frustrated after being left out of first team action this weekend. The 18-year-old will find playing time few and far between this season because of the purchase of striker Bakari Kone and the availability of Mamadou Niang and Djibril Cisse.Reports in French newspapers say Lorient are keen on giving the Ghanaian youngster playing time for one season.
West Ham are considering making a bid for Ghana captain Stephen Appiah
Godwin Antwi has taken a short trip across the Mersey to join League One side Tranmere Rovers on loan until January 2009. The Ghana born reserve team defender, who joined Liverpool from Real Zaragoza in 2005, spent a season long loan at Hartlepool United last season.
Six Ghanaian players are ready to make an impact in the cyprian league this season. Peter Ofori-Quaye signs for top club AEL Limassol from Hapoel Kyriat Shmone in Israel. Kofi Amponsah signs for AE Paralimni from Appolon Kalamarias in Greece. Imoro Lukman signs for AE Pafos from Bnei Yehuda in Israel. Daniel Edusei signs for Ethnikos Achnas from Aigaleo Athens in Greece. Yaw Rush signs for APE Pitsilias from a lower league club in Cyprus. Ibrahim Atiku is also said to be in negotiations with clubs in Cyprus. Emmanuel Pappoe is still with AEK Larnacas.
Premier League Fulham completed the signing of defender John Pantsil from London rivals West Ham United. Pantsil signed for three years.
13.07.08: Juventus are reported to be in the hunt to sign Portsmouth’s Sulley Muntari in a deal reportedly worth £12 million, claims the Sunday Mirror
Wigan target John Mensah is believed to be discussing a move to champions Lyon in order to replace Sebastien Squillaci, who is on the verge of joining Sevilla. Ghana international and Rennes centre back Mensah, 25, has reportedly been offered the chance to move to Stade Gerland on a four-year deal.
09.07: Udinese striker and Ghana international Asamoah Gyan is on the verge of moving to Rennes, according to general manager Pierre Dreossi.
Emmanuel Bentil has joinded Israeli club Hapoel Nazareth from Kathoco Khan Hoa of Vietnam.
LI>Christian Gyan completed a successful trial for the Finnish club Turun Palloseura, in June, and signed a 6-month deal with TPS on 3 June.
Samuel Yeboah has signed a 5-year deal with Hapoel Tel Aviv. He moves from Hapoel Kfar Saba.
Ahmed Barusso loaned by AS Roma to fellow serie A side Siena.
Everton are reportedly interested in signing midfielder who has been heralded as "the new Michael Essien". Anthony Annan, currently at Norwegien club IK Start, has apparently signalled to his agent that he is ready to move, sparking interest from ourselves, Boro, and Man City.
Bradley Hudson-Odoi moves from Fulham to Hereford United for Free
Wigan Athletic are remaining in contact with Rennes for defender John Mensah. The Wigan Evening Post says Latics boss Steve Bruce is still hopeful of signing the Ghana international.
C.K. Akonnor will return to Germany and work together with Uwe Kathmann, a well known players consultant. CK will keep himself fit in the Niedersachsenliga (level 5, same as Fameyeh) for SC Langenhagen (not far from Wolfsburg, the club he served for 7 years). Akonnor returns from a spell in Cyprus with ALKI Larnaca.

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