Feyenoord will know by the weekend whether Bonaventure Kalou is joining Auxerre. Manager Jan D. Swart has confirmed that the deal hinges on agreement between the French outfit and the player. Feyenoord reached an agreement in principal with Auxerre a week ago. The condition was that the Rotterdammers receive written confirmation of any deal between Kalou and the club by 29 June. That confirmation was not forthcoming.

BONAVENTURE KALOU Auxerre has not been put off by Feyenoord’s asking price for the older Kalou. The player’s agent Rodger Linse has spoken to the French club on a number of occasions, although an agreement is yet to be reached. SALOMON KALOU Bona’s younger brother Salomon Kalou will report to training with the first team on Monday. He is the first player to make the jump from the youth set-up. Ferne Snoijl will also join the group, but a final decision on the player’s inclusion in the first team squad has been deferred. Both youngsters travel to Austria. PETER VAN DEN BERG Feyenoord has confirmed it is in negotiations to bring RKC’s Peter van den Berg to the Kuip. Two Excelsior – Mtiliga and Olfers – are involved in the deal. ‘We expect developments at the weekend,’ says Swart. GLENN LOOVENS Feyenoord is looking to farm out Loovens to an Eredivise club, so the defender can get as much playing time as possible under his belt. One of the candidates is Willem II. Excelsior’s relegation means a switch across Rotterdam is less likely. LEFT-BACK Feyenoord is looking for a new left back before the start of the season. Three candidates are in the running, including two foreigners. FC Utrecht’s Pascal Bosschaart is still a possibility, although a small one, as his club continues to demand a big transfer fee. Feyenoord has already said ‘no thanks’ to a deal of that size. Bosschaart has two years to run on his contract at FC Utrecht. Feyenoord is unwilling to announce the names of the other two potentials. PIERRE VAN HOOIJDONK Despite all the newspaper speculation Feyenoord expect Pierre van Hooijdonk to return to training Monday with the rest of the squad. ‘If that were not the case, we would undoubtedly have heard something,’ explained manager Jan D. Swart. ‘We know from his agent that a number of foreign clubs are interested. But none of them have contacted Feyenoord yet.’ BRETT EMERTON There is little likelihood of Emerton playing at the Kuip come August however. Feyenoord is currently in talks with three English clubs about a transfer; Newcastle United is not one of them. Emerton’s potential new employers all know what he’s asking for. The transfer may be done and dusted by the weekend. JOHAN ELMANDER Johan Elmander returns to training at the Kuip on Monday. The Swede has spent the past year at Djurgarden. There has been interest from clubs that want to take the young striker on loan, but Feyenoord is only interested in a permanent deal. Heerenveen looked a likely candidate until recently, but no longer. MALKOWSKI The Pole Malkowski is set to step into the second reserve keeper’s position vacated by Carlo l’Ami, who retired at the end of the season. Malkowski was at Excelsior last campaign.

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