Wednesday 25 April 2018

Transfer Window Watch: Sheridan, McPhail eye new horizons

Brazilian player Hulk is the target of a lot of Europe's top clubs
Brazilian player Hulk is the target of a lot of Europe's top clubs

FORMER Republic of Ireland and Celtic striker Cillian Sheridan is being chased by the Cypriot side, Apoel Nicosia.

Sheridan (24) is currently with Kilmarnock – having joined them on a two-year deal after leaving CSKA Sofia in September 2012.

Last season, he scored 10 goals in 29 appearances for Kilmarnock.

Sheridan has won three senior caps for Ireland after making 10 appearances for the U-21s.

Another former Ireland international midfielder Stephen McPhail has been targeted by Sheffield Wednesday.

McPhail is a free agent after being released by Premier League new boys Cardiff City. He was signed for Cardiff by Wednesday boss Dave Jones who is on the trail of the 33-year-old.

RUMOUR MILL

The agent of Atletico Mineiro midfielder Bernard claims Tottenham are the "only contenders" to sign the Brazilian at the moment.

Bernard is currently on international duty with Brazil at the Confederations Cup and has also been linked with Borussia Dortmund, but the 20-year-old's agent claims Spurs are the only team currently in the race.

One of Hulk's agents has left the door open to a move for the Brazil star after the Confederations Cup.

Chelsea are said to have already tabled an offer of £35m for the Zenit St Petersburg striker (above), but the Russian club want nearer to the £50m they paid Porto to secure Hulk's signature in 2012.

Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt are in talks with Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, according to sports director Heribert Buchhagen.

The 25-year spent last season on loan at Italian champions Juventus, but he struggled to make his mark in Serie A after failing to find the net in his nine league appearances.

DONE DEALS

Sunderland have confirmed the signing of winger David Moberg Karlsson from Gothenburg on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

The 19-year-old began his career with IFK Mariestad before joining Gothenburg in 2010, making his senior debut for them as a 17-year-old.

Irish Independent

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