Transfer News: T-Team resume discussions with Anelka

Buengo's form a headache for Pulau Pinang; Perak and Kedah get new head coaches.

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Despite earlier rumours that their target Nicolas Anelka had signed for Brazilian side Atlético Mineiro instead, The Titans have been approached by Anelka's agent, reported Sinar Harian.
The Frenchman's representative had resumed negotiations with the club again, but a T-Team official said that they have to resume discussions cautiously in order to not be left hanging a second time.

Utusan Malaysia reported that The Bos Gaurus head coach Abu Bakar Fadzim's days are numbered, as Perak are currently in discussions with former manager of Maldives' New Radiant, Velizar Popov. The Bulgarian was reported to be in Klang Valley, and is set to watch Perak's away match against Selangor on Saturday night.
The report also added that if terms are agreed between the two, Popov's first match in charge will be against JDT I, next Tuesday.
However, Utusan cited a source who said that this does not mean that Abu Bakar will be let go by the Perak FA. He will take up a coaching role in the team, a role he had undertaken in varying capacities in the past years, for the Silver State.

Despite earlier rumours that he would be released by Premier League side due to less than stellar performance, Pulau Pinang midfielder André 'Titi' Buengo's service might just be retained after all, reported Sinar Harian
The Angolan striker had been rumoured to be facing the sack following the arrival of Brazilian Luiz Ricardo Lino dos Santos for the April transfer window.
But his much-improved performance in the Panthers' match against JDT II last week that also included a brace, has apparently made the process of deciding who is to be released by head coach K Devan, a much harder process. Devan only told Sinar that no decision has been made, and Buengo is likely to stay at the island state.
Pulau Pinang are currently second in the Premier League, and will gain promotion to the Super League next season if they are able to retain or improve on this position, at the end of the current season.

After a lacklustre first half of the Premier League, the Red Eagles have decided to rest head coach, former Australian international David Mitchell. He has been replaced by former assistant head coach of the Malaysia national team that captured the 2010 AFF Cup, Tan Cheng Hoe who is a former Kedah player himself.
Meanwhile, Kedah have also released foreign defender Adriano Pellegrino, who has been embroiled in a complication with his International Transfer Certificate. He is set to be replaced by 31-year old Brazilian defender Aender Naves Mesquita.