Saturday, 28 November 2009


28 - 11 - 2009
New Australian league franchise Melbourne Heart are checking on Hajduk Split midfielder Josip Skoko in hope of signing the former Wigan midfielder at the end of the season. Skoko will not be renewing his contract with the Croatian club and looks set to leave on a free transfer. The club's general manager Joey Didulica, may also pursue the signing of his brother Josip who is currently second choice stopper at AZ Alkmaar. Other news coming out of Hajduk is that out of favour striker Ivan Rodic is set to be released by the club after failing to meet expectations. The 23 year old will be a free agent and would welcome a move back to his former club HNK Sibenik who will be searching out a replacement for Bosnian hotshot Ermin Zec

Sasa Bjelanovic scored his fourth goal of the season as Vicenza moved up to seventh place with a 2-1 win over Padova. The 30 year old former Croatia international is in good form having also netted in midweek win over Frionese. Mario Budimir was also on target as Ergotelis defeat Irakilis 2-0. Budimir is having another strong season in the Greek league, this being his third goal in the league. In the Czech league Slovan Liberec's Andrej Keric will be hugely relieved to be back amongst the goals as his side defeated Mlada Boleslav 3-0.

Tomislav Dujmovic will play Europa Liga football next season after helping his club Lokomotiv Moscow to finish in fourth place in the Russian Premier League. The 28 year old Croatia international play 28 times in the heart of Lokomotiv's midfield and scored 3 goals. 2009 marks a bright season for Dujmovic who has been sited by Slaven Bilic for selection in the national side next year.