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Posted on 17 June 2001  - 12:00

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Transfer teasers and tittle-tattle from the tabloid newspapers...


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The transfer links column suggest that Ian Walker's future may lie in Spain. The snippet says Walks has been linked with both Leicester and Celtic, but plans to fly and meet a Spanish agent to explore a career abroad.

The same column links Tim Sherwood with a move to Derby. Hassan Kachloul's decision to join Ipswich and Gus Poyet's arrival at the Lane are said to have turned the east midlanders' attention to Tim.

Costa Del Sol

Sol in talks with Barca

The reports suggest that Arsene Wenger has lost out in his quest to take Sol to Highbury as our former skipper arrived in Spain on Saturday evening. Sol is reported to be guest of honour at Sunday night's crunch clash with Valencia at the Nou Camp.

Barca manager Carlos Rexach is quoted as saying: "We are very interested in him. We've almost agreed - more or less - financial terms and we are waiting for his decision. He is a very strong player, the sort we do not have at this club at the moment."

Sol is reported to have been offered £150,000-a-week, tax free. A Barca insider added: "Sol is being given the star treatment. Arsenal do not have a hope. When Barca want a player as badly as this, they get him."

Brain scare KOs Iversen

The NOTW say Steffen Iversen is suffering from a brain condition that could see him ruled out of next season. Our Norwegian hitman was knocked-out twice last season and Steffen is quoted as saying: "I am not allowed to train during the summer because of this. Hopefully we will soon find out what the problem is.

The paper goes on to quote the Norwegian team doctor, who says: "Steffen could be out of football a long time. Such an injury is serious and could end in long-term trouble in the shape of headaches, lack of concentration and problems performing usual daily routines."


Not much in the way of incoming transfer speculation, but the Mail and Sun hint that Sol Campbell has headed off abroad to make his final decision on a switch to either Arsenal or Barcelona.

It is suggested that a move to the Spanish giants depends on whether the Catalans qualify for a Champions League place after the crunch clash with Valencia on Sunday. Barce are said to be doubly keen to secure Sol's signature not that Dutch defender Frank de Boer has been handed a one-year ban for drug offences.