Tuesday Kickoff: Transfer deadline looms, Vermes faces charge and more

Tuesday Kickoff: Transfer deadline looms, Vermes faces charge and more

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Tuesday Kickoff: Transfer deadline looms, Vermes faces charge and more


Robinho (ISIphotos.com)

Today is the last day European teams can sign players who aren't free agents, which means there is plenty of last-minute shopping going on around Europe.

The biggest rumors circulating center around a pair of Manchester City strikers, with Robinho slated to move to AC Milan, and Emmanuel Adebayor reportedly preparing for a loan move to Tottenham (Though fresh report insist Adebayor and goalkeeper Shay Given are staying put).

As far as Americans go, it appears Benny Feilhaber will be staying put at Danish second division club AGF Aarhus, while Freddy Adu stated "Aris it is" on his Twitter feed, which would suggest he's going to stay on loan with Greek club Aris. There is no news on Jay DeMerit, though as a free agent he is not bound by the transfer deadline. Eddie Johnson's future also remains in limbo, with a rumored move to Queens Park Rangers a possibility.

Here are some other stories to get your Tuesday going:


Kansas City Wizards head coach Peter Vermes has been charged with a DUI stemming from an arrest on Aug. 24, the Kansas City Star reported late on Monday.

According to the report, Vermes was arrested on Aug. 24 and was released after posting $750 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 9.

The former U.S. World Cup star and current Wizards head coach helped guide KC to an impressive victory against Los Angeles last weekend, and is set to introduce the Wizards' first Homegrown Player signing. He has yet to comment on the arrest, and MLS has yet to issue a statement or punishment connected with the incident.


Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan is set to join Sunderland on a 12 million move.

Javier Mascherano was unveiled by Barcelona and promptly ripped Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson for spreading lies about him.

Schalke has completed the signing of Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar.

Interim manager Kevin MacDonald has told Aston Villa he wants to keep the job permanently.

Italian (by way of Argentina) midfielder Mauro Camoranesi has signed with VfB Stuttgart.


What do you think of these developments? Disappointed that Feilhaber is staying with Aarhus? Think Vermes should be suspended? Looking forward to seeing Mascherano in the Barcelona midfield?

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