Thursday, 28 January 2010


Dinamo Zagreb have sent striker Ilija Sivonjic on loan to his former club Inter Zapresic. Sivonjic will fill in for Dodo who has gone in the opposite direction. The surprise deal comes prior to transfer deadline day on Monday. Sivonjic leaves Dinamo with a respectable tally of 6 goals in just 11 matches this season. Krunoslav Jurcic had saw the player as a useful substitute and used him both as a right winger and as a forward, having following the arrival of Dodo and Domogoj Antolic, Sivonjic appears surplus to requirements for the rest of the season.

Elsewhere FK Moscow have tied up the signing of FK Khimki's Bosnian international winger Dragan Blatnjak. The 28 year old joined Khimki from Hajduk Split in 2007 and enjoyed three season in the Russian Premier League, prior to their relegation in December. Blatnjak never the less provided 8 assists and played 25 times last season. FK Moscow are also hoping of signing Osijek midfielder Josip Knezevic.

Jurica Vranjes has also completed his long drawn out move away from Werder Bremen. The 29 year old will spend the rest of the season on loan at Genclerbirigli. Vranjes was linked with a move to Hajduk Split, but the Croatian club instead moved for former player Marin Ljubicic from NK Zadar. Slaven Belupo, meanwhile have topped up their finances by selling striker Bojan Vrucina to Hapoel Tel Aviv. Vrucina who scored 14 goals last season, had long been expected to transfer with his contract due to expire in the summer. Belupo's forward positions are currently covered by veteran forward Mario Juric and promising youngsters Francis Tepulic and Matias Delic. However Belupo could move for another forward before the close of the transfer window with Goran Mujanovic, Karlo Primorac, Ivan Rodic and Dario Zahora all still available.

Skoda Xanthi made a surprise move to tie up the signing of Lille midfielder Marko Maric on a free transfer. The 26 year old had been released from the French club having made just one appearence in two seasons. Maric returns to the Greek league after two seasons, following a successful spell at Egaeleo. Excelsior Mouscron defender Jeremy Sapina has also signed with Portugese side Nacional. Zvonimir Deranja remains just one 12 players from the stricken Belgian club who is yet to find a new employer.