Sports News of Wednesday, 8 July 2015
The former England manager has declined to talk about the possible arrival of his major transfer target
Shanghai SIPG coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has refused to comment on the reported transfer of Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan to his side.
The Swedish manager was holding a press conference ahead of the Chinese FA Cup fourth round tie with Guangzhou R&F on Tuesday when asked to shed some light on talks between his team and Al Ain over Gyan.
“I will not comment on Gyan today because my focus is on the game and this press conference is not the appropriate place to discuss it,” Erikson was quoted as saying by thenationale.ae.
“I need all my 20 players focused on the match,” he added.
Shanghai SIPG are on the verge of snaffling the services of the 29-year-old from the UAE-based outfit, with an improved weekly earnings of $250,000 included in their proposal, according to reports.
Gyan is currently in Dubai with his brother Baffour and personal aid Anim Addo ahead of his trip to China on Wednesday to finalise the reported deal.
Gyan joined Al Ain in 2011 from Sunderland and has won three Arabian Gulf League titles and one President’s Cup, scoring more than 100 goals in the process.