Newcastle United interested in Galatasaray attacker

Newcastle United are reportedly understood to be monitoring the progress of Garry Rodrigues ahead of a fresh approach for his services this summer. The Tyneside outfit have been associated with the 27-year-old over the past 12 months and during this period, they are said to have failed with multiple bids for the Cape Verde international.

Despite this, the Tyneside outfit are continuing in their pursuit of the attacker and Turkish source Aksam has quoted a Newcastle official saying that the club are indeed following the player. However, no talks over the transfer valuation have been held, the insider said: “Yes, it’s true that we are following him. No talks about the player’s valuation have taken place.”

Galatasaray Chief Confirms Plans To Sign Yuto Nagatomo Permanently

Galatasaray president Mustafa Cengiz has revealed that the club are keen on tying up a permanent agreement with Inter Milan to sign Japanese defender Yuto Nagatomo. The 31-year-old joined the Turkish giants on a short-term loan in January and he has since made 14 appearances for the club across all competitions.

Yuto Nagatomo Explains Reason Behind Galatasaray Loan

Japan international Yuto Nagatomo has revealed that he had to choose a fresh challenge from Inter Milan last summer after finding himself out-of-favour for a starting role. The left-back has been a credible servant for the Nerazzurri over the years, but decided to make the move to Galatasaray in order to avoid missing out on a World Cup spot.

Garry Rodrigues’ Agent Hints At Galatasaray Exit

The agent of Garry Rodrigues has hinted that the winger is likely to pursue a fresh challenge away from Galatasaray at the end of the season. The attacker has been regularly linked with a move to Newcastle United with the Premier League side having previously failed with two separate attempts to pursue his signature.

Besiktas chief distances himself from Marouane Fellaini speculation

Besiktas head of communications Candad Tolga Isik has distanced himself from speculation linking Marouane Fellaini with a Bosman move to the club. The Belgium international has just five months left on his existing contract, and reports have emerged that he has finalised personal terms with Besiktas' cross-town rivals Galatasaray.

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Nigel de Jong seals Bundesliga switch

Netherlands international Nigel de Jong has left Galatasaray by mutual consent to join German side Mainz 05 this month. The Dutchman, who has previously represented Manchester City, joined the Bundesliga outfit on a Bosman move until the end of the season. Speaking on the club's official website, he said: "I like Mainz's story, the club has established itself in the Bundesliga off its own back. I want to help the team and the club achieve its aims this season. I'm really pleased to be back in the Bundesliga, one of Europe's top leagues."

Mainz survived a relegation playoff courtesy of only goal difference to Werder Bremen last term, and they appear set for another tough ride as they are only two points adrift of the drop zone. De Jong is now past the prime of his career, but he will rest assured provide more solidity in central midfield, which Mainz have struggled to control the game.

Galatasaray eager to sign Marouane Fellaini

Turkish giants Galatasaray could reportedly rival the likes of Besiktas and Valencia in the pursuit of Manchester United contract rebel Marouane Fellaini. The Belgium international is said to want a significant increase on his current £80,000-a-week wages, and this has stalled discussions over a suitable extension at Old Trafford.

According to The Sun, Galatasaray manager Igor Tudor has set his sights on bolstering his midfield ranks after guiding the club to the top of the summit, although they failed to progress beyond the second qualifying round of the Europa League where they lost to Swedish side Ostersunds.

Galatasaray manager confirms Arda Turan interest

Galatasaray head coach Igor Tudor has revealed the club's intention to re-Arda Turan, although they are yet to restart contract negotiations with Barcelona. The attacker has played no part for the Catalan giants since the start of the season, and he looks certain to leave Camp Nou in the New Year. Speaking to BeIN Sports Tudor said: "Arda is a great player and one of the most important players in the history of Turkish football. Yes, I would like him to come to Galatasaray. There is a lot of talk about Arda, but since last summer we have not spoken again."

Earlier in the summer, Turan was also linked with a potential move to Arsenal, but his representative snubbed talks of him leaving Barcelona in the near future. Turan has suffered multiple injuries since, and he does not stand much of a chance of making a comeback unless the club suffer an injury crisis of their own.

The Trials and Tribulations Of Vincent Janssen

It would be fair to suggest that Vincent Janssen needed to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer. The Dutchman, who joined the English side for an estimated £18.5 million fee in July 2016, failed to inspire confidence during his brief stint at White Hart Lane but he looks to be much more settled since joining Fenerbahce on loan earlier this year.

He has featured in seven Super Lig games so far this season, scoring two goals in 454 total minutes of football in Turkey’s top flight. Perhaps surprisingly, he has completed the entire 90 minutes just twice this campaign – most recently in Fenerbahce’s 3-3 draw at home to Kayserispor at the end of October.

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