Sporting forward Yannick Djalo,who is reportedly unhappy with his situation at Sporting, is being tracked by a host of English clubs. Yannick, as he is called, was supposedly very close to a move to Tottenham in the summer, but the move never materialized. Genoa, more recently, were said to be interested in the 24 year-old. Reports suggest that Tottenham, Fulham, and Everton are now in a race for his signature. These reports also suggest that these clubs are much more interested now than they were during the summer, so a move may be more likely.
Sporting youth academy player Bruma is apparently a target for Manchester City and Chelsea. The speedy winger has been dubbed “the new Ronaldo” and is one of the more promising players currently enrolled in the academy. Bruma, who is currently 15, is celebrating his 16th birthday on the 24th. Because he is now turning 16, he will be eligible for a professional contract. Bruma started all three of the Portugal U-17 team’s group stage matches at this last summer’s UEFA U-17 Championship. Since then, still at age 15, he has gone on to be a regular for the Portugal U-19 team. It’s no wonder that some of the top teams in the world are after him.
Sporting striker Wilson Eduardo, currently on loan at Beira-Mar is currently been the subject of interest from EPL side Manchester United. Eduardo has previously been linked to a move to England with Liverpool and Chelsea interested, so he is no stranger to transfer rumors. Wilson has a contract, tying him to Sporting until 2012 with a 20 million euro buyout clause. In theory, if Manchester Untited really want the youngster, they will have to dish out an absurd 20 million euros. Somehow, I don’t see that happening. Eduardo has developed quite nicely. Nicely enough to have pretty-much cemented his place in Beira-Mar’s starting eleven. He has also been called up to the Portuguese U-21 team. “I didn’t know about this until my brother rang me up and told me he had read the news on the Internet. Any player always likes to be observed by great clubs. It’s a sign that they are interested and like what we are doing. But in football there is a lot of talk. Today it’s this, tomorrow it’ll be something else. I’m going to continue working hard. Let’s see what comes of it,” Eduardo told Maisfutebol. Arsenal and Liverpool are thought to be interested too.