Archive | July 7, 2016

Liverpool accept £15m Jordon Ibe bid….


Bournemouth have had a club record £15m offer for Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe accepted. Ibe, 20, has been given permission to speak to the Cherries after a 2015-16 season that saw him make 12 Premier League starts for the Reds. The transfer would top the reported £10m Bournemouth paid Wolves for Benik Afobe in January. England Under-21 winger Ibe has made 58 appearances for Liverpool since signing from Wycombe Wanderers in 2011. Ibe had been earmarked as the natural replacement at Anfield for Raheem Sterling after he made a £49m move to Manchester City last summer. The youngster’s form dipped, however, and he was not a regular under Jurgen Klopp after he succeeded Brendan Rodgers as manager. Ibe did show a glimpse of his promise with a spectacular goal at West Bromwich Albion in Liverpool’s final Premier League game of last season.

Swans extend Barrow deal….

Winger @modoubarrow14 signs a new three-year deal with the #Swans 👍🇬🇲⚽️ ➡️

Gambian winger Modou Barrow has signed a new three-year contract at Swansea City. The 23-year-old agreed an additional one-year extension which sees him commit to the club until June 2019. Barrow made 25 appearances last season as he became the first Gambian to score in the Premier League after finding the net during the 3-2 defeat at Bournemouth in March.

Seedorf to manage in China….

Clarence Seedorf

Former Netherlands midfielder Clarence Seedorf has been named head coach at Chinese second-tier club Shenzhen FC. His only previous spell as a coach was at AC Milan, whom he left in June 2014 after five months in charge. However Seedorf, 40, was linked with roles at Newcastle and QPR last year. He became the first player to win the Champions League with three clubs – Ajax, Real Madrid and Milan – and made more than 400 appearances for Milan, helping them win two Serie A titles.