Saturday’s Big Transfer Rumours

Saturday’s roundup of the best transfers…

Everton’s record signing Yakubu faces a fight to win back trust from his teammates and fans after he didn’t come back on time from his Africa Cup of Nations sojourn. (Various)

Barcelona boss Frank Rijkaard is after Didier Drogba and will try to prise him from Chelsea’s clutches with a £20m summer bid. (Daily Express)

Arsenal’s Brazlilian midfielder Gilberto Silva has turned his switch from’s “satistfied” to “unsettled”. (Sun)

Chelsea will try and bag Dynamo Zagreb’s Croatian star Luka Modric in the summer and they have hatched a plot to get him for half price. (The Times)

Manchester United’s 20-year old midfielder Lee Martin is pondering quitting, the young scamp wants to leave Old Trafford to boost his career prospects. (Mirror)

Portsmouth turned down a cheeky bid from Preston North End to take striker David Nugent back to Lancashire on loan. (Various)

Bolton gaffer Gary Megson reckons that ex-Spurs striker Jermain Defoe turned down the chance to step into Nicolas Anelka’s shoes at the Reebok before waltzing down to Fratton Park to sign for Pompey. (Sun)

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