Monday’s Transfer Rumours: Part 2

The second half of today’s transfer rumours haul…

Reading’s Steve Coppell will prise open his wallet and shell out £700,000 on Czech Republic international midfielder Marek Matejovsky. (Mirror)

Bolton’s Gary Megson wants to bag Real Madrid’s Javier Saviola and hopes his arrival will paper over the cracks of Nicolas Anelka’s iminent departure. (various)
…And Chelsea are leading the chase for Anelka but there is a possible sticking point with Chelsea’s valuation of £11m being short of Bolton’s £18m pricing. (Express)

Even though the press think that his days are numbered Liverpool boss Rafael Bentiez is still trailing transfer targets, he is looking to bag Porto defender Bruno Alves. (Mirror)

Manchester City are after Roma’s £16m-rated striker Amantino Mancini and they will offer the Italian club Rolando Bianchi as bait. (Mirror)

Preston boss Alan Irvine wants to land Everton’s young Icelandic midfielder Bjarni Vidarsson. (Lancashire Evening Post)

Blackburn’s defender Bruno Pezzoni is about to join Cologne despite only just breaking into the Blackburn team. (Mirror)

Honduras international midfielder Wilson Palacios will follow Steve Bruce from Birmingham to Wigan and become Brucie’s first signing. (Sky Sports)
…Meanwhile Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is stalking Tottenham’s Anthony Gardner and Manchester City’s Georgios Samaras. (Mirror)
…And Birmingham are also interested in bagging Swiss international full-back Ludovic Magnin from Stuttgart. (Sky Sports)

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