A-League transfer news & rumours: Sydney FC set to lose star duo, Berisha and Postecoglou to reunite

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Goal takes a look at the latest transfer news and rumours from the A-League and Australians abroad

Football and rumours go hand in hand and we've got you covered with all the news and whispers swirling around this week in Australia. 


Sydney FC set to lose Adrian Mierzejewski and Bobo


Bobo Adrian Mierzejewski

Not only will Sydney FC be without Graham Arnold next season, but they also now look set to lose both Adrian Mierzejewski and Bobo.

Mierzejewski recently hit out at the club on social media suggesting contractual promises haven't been kept with last season's Johnny Warren medalist clearly keen on an upgraded contract.

While the Sky Blues will be keen to salvage the situation, it's believed the Polish winger has already offloaded his Sydney apartment with a move back to the Middle East looming.

To make matters worse for the club, last season's record Golden Boot winner Bobo is also nearing a shock exit.

Despite recently activating a contract extension and being offered a more lucrative contract, The World Game reports that the Brazilian striker will be allowed to join Turkish Super Lig side Alanyaspor as early as next week for pre-season training.

Two big losses looming then for new coach Steve Corica, who will have his work cut out for him. 


Besart Berisha set to sign for Yokohama F.Marinos with Milos Degenek exiting


Besart Berisha Melbourne Victory

After claiming yet another A-League championship last season, Besart Berisha hinted that his time in the competition may be over and that now appears to be the case.

News Corp reports a deal for Berisha to reunite with former coach Ange Postecoglou at Yokohama F.Marinos has been signed - though other reports suggest he will instead sign for Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

Berisha was first lured to the A-League by Postecolgou, who was with Brisbane Roar at the time and the duo immediately formed a killer partnership.

With one player potentially arriving, rumours are swirling that Socceroos defender Milos Degenek will in turn depart Yokohama with a move to Serbian giants Red Star Belgrade looming. 


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Kalifa Cisse

Central Coast Mariners have continued the club's rebuild under new coach Mike Mulvey by signing former Premier League defender Kalifa Cisse.

The 34-year-old joins the Mariners after a career that's seen him play for Reading and Derby County in England among a handful of others. 

Cisse's arrival caps of a busy week on the Central Coast with the club also revealing the return of Kiwi midfielder Michael McGlinchey.

Earlier in the week, Melbourne City unveiled Lachlan Wales and Anthony Caceres as dangerous additions to Warren Joyce's side.

Wellington Phoenix are the only club not to make off-season additions with new coach Mark Rudan yet to bring any new blood with him. 


 Chris Herd signs for Thailand side Buriram United


Chris Herd Wanderers

Fomer Socceroo Chris Herd has signed for Thai club Buriram United, after a short stint with Western Sydney Wanderers.

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At this stage, it appears the club only intend to register the 29-year-old for cup games.

It caps off a tough few years for Herd, who was playing Premier League football with Aston Villa back in 2011 and made his Socceroos debut in 2014.

Injuries and personal issues have however held back what seemed to be a very promising career. 

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