Adebayor signs for his 4th EPL club
LONDON • Emmanuel Adebayor has joined his fourth Premier League team after signing for Crystal Palace, the club said on Tuesday.
The 31-year-old, who has been a free agent since being released by Palace's rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, has signed until the end of the season.
The Togo striker has also played for Arsenal and Manchester City in the Premier League - scoring on his debut for all three - as well as for Real Madrid and Monaco in a 15-year career that has taken in six clubs in three countries.
Pato set to join Chelsea on loan
LONDON • Alexandre Pato is in London to finalise a six-month loan deal with Chelsea after the move was sanctioned by his current club, Corinthians. The Brazil forward is hoping his form convinces the Premier League club to make the move permanent in the summer.
The striker, who boasts 27 caps and enjoyed a productive six-year spell with Milan earlier in his career, has not played a competitive game since November.
El Shaarawy to revive career at Roma
MILAN • Stephan El Shaarawy, once considered one of Italy's most promising forwards, has joined Roma on loan from AC Milan in a bid to revive a football career which has been plagued by injuries.
Roma said he would stay until the end of the season for a fee of €1.4 million (S$2.2 million). The 23-year-old, who has made 17 appearances for Italy, had spent the first half of the season on loan at Monaco, where he failed to score a goal in 15 Ligue One outings.
Inter match Foxes' offer for Eder
MILAN • Inter Milan have moved to snap up Brazil-born Italy international Eder by virtually matching an offer tabled by English Premier League leaders Leicester City, reports said yesterday.
Reports in England claim the agents of Eder, who has hit 12 goals for Sampdoria so far this season, are poring over the details of a three-year deal from the Foxes after the Italian club accepted an offer of around £10 million (S$20.5 million, €13.2 million). But sports daily Tuttosport claim Inter have offered €13 million (S$20.2 million) to secure the striker's services.