LITESPORT AC MILAN, after losing out to Mon- eybags City in the race for Emmanuel Adebayor, are now gun- ning for his former Arsenal strike partner Nicklas Bendtner. The Italians, who have seemingly failed in their attempts to land Sevillas Brazil star Luis Fabiano, are desperate to replace fellow Brazilian Kaka after his move to Real Madrid. Club vice-president Adriano Gal- liano has now turned his attention to Danish international Bendtner whose departure could leave Arsene Wenger with a real striker crisis. To lose both Adebayor and Bendt- ner would be a disaster for Wenger, particularly in light of Samir Nas- ris leg fracture in Austria on Tuesday. Wenger was relying on Bordeauxs Marouane Chamakh as a bargain 7m replacement for Adebayor, but the Moroccan who is also interest- ing Spurs, Fulham and Blackburn, was yesterday talking up a bid from Sunderland. Chamakh, 25, said: I am ready to wait until August 31 because noth- ing is certain with Arsenal, con- trary to Sunderland. The most advanced contact is with Sunderland. Though for some it is not a very big club, bring it on. I know this may seem a strange step but it is my wish. Bordeaux have made me a more attractive proposi- tion to stay so, contrary to what people say, I dont want to leave for 36 Thursday, 23 July 2009 London Lite Inbrief Parks praises sung in Seoul SIR ALEX FERGUSON expects local hero Park Ji-sung to play some part for Manchester United in their pre-season clash with FC Seoul tomorrow. Two years ago, Park missed out due to a major knee operation, but having seen the rapturous reception the player received at training, Ferguson is in no mood to disappoint the South Korean faithful. I feel he may be able to play some minutes, said Fergie. Nielsen earns bacon at AZ AZ ALKMAAR have completed the signing of Danish youngster Morten Nielsen from Chelsea. The 19-year-old has spent the last two weeks on trial with the Eredivisie champions, and has now signed a two-year deal. During the trial he made a good impression, AZ technical director Marcel Brands told the clubs website. AZ gives him the chance to develop himself further in Alkmaar. Two come Kyley recommended TOTTENHAM have confirmed the signings of defenders Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker from Sheffield United. No fee was disclosed for either of the England youth internationals, and Walker will return to Bramall Lane on loan for the new season. Naughton, 20, attracted the interest of several Barclays Premier League clubs after becoming a stand-out player for the Blades last season. Sanchez surges off to Sevilla SEVILLA have agreed a deal for highly-rated Espanyol defender Sergio Sanchez. The 23-year-old, who can play at either right-back or centre-back, has committed himself to Sevilla for the next four years and follows in the footsteps of midfielder Didier Zokora, who joined from Spurs earlier this month. Sanchez said of his switch to Sevilla: The chance to play in the Champions League with Sevilla is a real prize. Jord-dropping fee for striker SHABAB AL ORDUN striker Odai Al Saifi has become the most expensive player in Jordanian football after signing for Greek side Skoda Xanthi for a record $800,000. The 23-year-old, who netted seven goals last season for Shabab, is the second Jordanian player to move to Europe this year after his team- mate Abdullah Deeb joined Belgian side KV Mechelen last month for $200,000. SpursfacebattlewithArsenalforKlaasact SPURS and Arsenal will be alerted by Stuttgarts decision to call off their bid to sign Klaas Jan Huntelaar after refusing to wait for the Real Madrid striker to resolve a contract dispute with the Spanish club. Stuttgart are thought to have agreed a fee for the Holland international (left), who only joined Madrid from Ajax in January for a fee which could have risen to 27 million euros. But the move has hit the rocks on financial grounds. Stuttgart sport manager Horst Heldt said in a statement on the clubs official website, www.vfb.de: We wanted to acquire Klaas Jan Huntelaar because his playing style fits very well with our team. But we are not about to keep ourselves hanging on and waiting. The player has been a target for both Tottenham and Arsenal, and Spurs boss Harry Redknapp said: The lad is a very good goalscorer. I know of Stuttgarts involvement but Im hoping we will still be able to do something. Theres a lot of talk about who I may or may not be after but Huntelaar is the one I like. BY GEOFF TEATHER Hammers held after a Dyer effort but Jimenez looks good Not Bad in Rakersburg: Luiz Jimenez makes his West Ham debut against Bursaspor last night KIERON DYER struck his first goal in West Ham colours and Luis Jimenez made his debut in a creditable 1-1 draw against Turkish side Bursaspor in a stifling Bad Rakersburg last night. England midfielder Dyer, who got an hours play under his belt to continue his excellent pre- season, struck after just three minutes following a lovely pass from James Collins, who himself was one of the most impressive performers on view. Jimenez also looked good in his first run-out for the Hammers since his move from Inter Milan last month but it was not to be a winning bow as a result of the 54th-minute equaliser from Turgay Bahadir. Julien Faubert (left), who also played in Austria last night, could be on his way to Schalke 04. The French midfielder is wanted as a replacement for Brazilian Rafinha who is set to leave the German outfit. elder Dyer,England midfi who got an hours play under his belt to continue his excellent pre- season, struck after just three minutes most impressive from Turgay Bahadir. Julien Faubert who also played in Austria last night, could be on his way to Schalke 04. The French Now Milan are trying to Nick 10m Bendtner Milan man? Bendtner is now a target for the Italians who failed to get Adebayor ArshwordsfrombelovedRussian ANDREY ARSHAVIN has warned his Arsenal pals to stop blaming inexperience for their failure to win a trophy since the 2005 FA Cup. The 28-year-old, preparing for his first full season since his 15m move from Zenit St Petersburg in January, said: I have already adapted. I am very happy. The fans love me, which is important for me. We all believe that there will be trophies, and that the new season will be full of joy for the players and the fans. But we have to finish speaking about how young we are. We need to play like we are a big and strong team. BY GEOFF TEATHER money but to experience a new challenge. Wenger said: We do have offen- sive options, but we dont want to lose important players before the season starts. The Arsenal boss has eased con- cerns over Eduardos fitness, how- ever, by confirming the Arsenal striker is in line to make his pre- season bow in Mondays match at Szombathelyi Haladas. Eduardo should play on Monday, he said. index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html