Transfer Ticker: Besiktas keen on Robinho, Quaresma leaves Inter and more

Transfer Ticker: Besiktas keen on Robinho, Quaresma leaves Inter and more

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Transfer Ticker: Besiktas keen on Robinho, Quaresma leaves Inter and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO 

Turkish club Besiktas has become the latest club interested in Robinho, and the club might have an advantage that could lure him to sign them.

Bernd Schuster was appointed manager of the club late last week, and he revealed his interest in bringing Robinho over despite the Brazilian forward's struggles with European clubs.

Having been coached by Schuster at Real Madrid during the 2007-2008 season, Robinho stated he is open to working with the German manager again despite stating repeatedly that he wanted to land a permanent move to a club in Brazil.

Robinho played the second half of last season with Santos on loan from Manchester City.

Here is some other transfer news from the weekend:

Quaresma joins Besiktas from Inter Milan

Ricardo Quaresma has completed a transfer from UEFA Champions League winner Inter Milan to Besiktas worth a reported fee of $8.9 million. Quaresma, who failed to make Portugal's World Cup team, made just 11 appearances with Inter this past season.

Makelele extends time with PSG

Former French international Claude Makelele has ended speculation over his future, resigning with Paris Saint Germain on a one-year deal. The 37-year-old was thought to be considering retirement, but instead has opted to play another season in the hopes of ending his career with a French League title.

Schalke signs Uchida

Japanese international Atsuto Uchida has signed a three-year deal with Schalke 04, becoming the first Japanese player to sign with the club. The right back joins Schalke from Japanese club Kashima Antlers. The transfer fee was undisclosed.

Uchida will hope to add to his historic transfer by starting in Japan's World Cup opener against Cameroon on June 14.

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Do you see Robinho joining Besiktas? Think Quaresma can revive his career with the Turkish club? Surprised Makelele opted not to retire? How do you see Uchida faring with Schalke?

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