has admitted he would not have turned his back on Arsenal and another crack at topping the pile both at home and in Europe if he
did not think he could add to his medal collection at Middlesbrough.
The 31-year-old England international completed a free transfer to Teesside by signing a three-year deal on Friday and set his sights on helping Steve
McClaren's side to build upon last season's Carling Cup. Parlour, whose list of honours includes three Premiership titles and four FA Cup wins,
revealed there were other suitors as is became apparent he would be allowed to leave Highbury, but it was Boro's ambition and potential which
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari
has revealed he was approached by Everton
to take the manager's job during the summer. Scolari, who
led his homeland Brazil to World Cup glory two years ago, did not mention the Merseysiders by name but his remarks to Portuguese paper A Bola left
little room for doubt that it was the Goodison Park club that had contacted him.
have completed the signing of midfielder Tim Cahill
from Millwall. The 24-year-old has signed a four-year deal at Goodison Park
after joining for a fee believed to be 2million. However the Australian will miss the first three games of next season through suspension and has been
included in his country's squad for the Athens Olympics.
have launched an audacious bid to snatch Michael Carrick
and Marlon Harewood
from West Ham
, the team they
beat in last season's play-off final. The Eagles have offered West Ham 2.5million for Carrick and 1million for Harewood, while also bidding 1.5million
defender Fitz Hall
. Palace won promotion to the Premiership by defeating the Hammers 1-0 at the Millennium Stadium, and
signing two of their players would only rub salt into the wound. Carrick's future at Upton Park was cast into doubt immediately after that match but a
potential move away from the club failed to materialise for the former England international. Speculation has also linked Harewood with a move away
from West Ham, where manager Alan Pardew favours playing the striker out of position on the right of midfield. Eagles boss Iain Dowie has long been an
admirer of Hall having signed him for Oldham.
have made an offer to borrow Wolves'
want-away striker Henri Camara
, according to the player's agent. The Senegal
international was on Friday back at the Black Country club to hold showdown talks with manager Dave Jones and club secretary Richard Skirrow. The
27-year-old has made it clear he wants to leave the club following their relegation from the Premiership and refused to join a pre-season tour of
Norway. Bolton have lodged bids to buy him but their best offer so far, of 2.7million, was rejected, with Wolves valuing him at around 5million. Now
Celtic, who are searching for a replacement for Henrik Larsson, have made it clear they are prepared to broker a deal to borrow the striker.
have confirmed newspaper reports which suggest full-back Hatem Trabelsi
is on the verge of a move to Arsenal
morning's AD Sportwereld claimed that Ajax and Arsenal had agreed a fee for the Tunisian defender and that the player only had to undergo a medical
before completing the switch to Highbury.
boss Chris Coleman believes new signings Andy Cole
and Claus Jensen
provide evidence that the Cottagers are a growing
force in the Barclays Premiership. Cole completed his transfer from Blackburn last weekend and was joined today by Fulham's second new acquisition of
the summer when Charlton agreed to part with Jensen for 1.25million. Both players have proven track records in the Premiership and their arrival
demonstrates the massive strides made by the club under Coleman's guidance over the past 12 months.
News and Rumors Source
[Edited on 23/7/04 by TRD]