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Arsenal step up Melo chase

ROME, July 8 – Fiorentina sports director Pantaleo Corvino admitted on Tuesday that he is in talks with Arsenal about the sale of Brazil midfielder Felipe Melo.FELIPE_MELOMelo has been the subject of interest from both the English Premier League side and Juventus since an impressive first season in Italy and an important role in Brazil’s Confederations Cup victory last month.

And as he unveiled new defensive signing Cesare Natali from Torino, Corvino suggested London and not Turin would be Melo’s most likely destination.

"Arsenal have made an offer for Melo and (Arsene) Wenger wants to speak with me again," he said.

"I’ve not excluded anything because we could also obtain an interesting exchange on a technical level, so I’m not ruling anything out."

Melo joined La Viola from Spanish team Almeria a year ago. The 26-year-old had spent three years in Spain, also playing for Mallorca and Racing Santander.

Prior to that he played for three of Brazil’s biggest clubs, Flamengo, Cruzeiro and Gremio.

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  1. onesmus

    July 2, 2012 at 9:42 am

    its time we deal with genuine products, bravo CCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. roger

    July 2, 2012 at 9:52 am

    the move will make it easier to convince customers on genuine handsets to purchase given the assumption all “chinese” phones are fake…..

  3. Carolynar

    July 2, 2012 at 11:33 am

    phew! mine is an original samsung 🙂 ! LOL

  4. Patrick

    July 3, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Not so fast. Here is the real story about CCK action.

    The majority of the 4 million phones CCK is going to cut off is
    not counterfeit. They are not phones that pretends to be a Nokia or Samsung.
    The phones are manufactured by smaller companies that in their effort to save
    money has not applied for an IMEI range from the European GSM associations.
    There is no reason why they would apply for IMEI range after all the phones can
    still be used all over the world (except maybe in Kenya after September) and
    there are no law requiring phone manufacturer to use GSMA’s IMEI range.

    So what will happen when CCK turn off the phones is that people
    that have bought a fully legal phone suddenly can’t use it any more. As these
    people are mostly low income households so they might not be able to buy another
    phone or at least it will put some stress on their finances.

    CCK mention three reasons for this initiative:

    To protect money transfers. This is obviously a joke because
    with 4 million phones on the list it should be obvious that money transfer
    services do not depend on whether or not an IMEI number is issued by GSMA as part of
    their security systems

    To increase tax revenue. Again most of these phones are imported
    legally and taxes paid.

    To fight Counterfeit. This is a valid argument but I am sure
    that CCK is fully aware that most of these phones are not counterfeit.

    So why is Kenya as the only country in the world aas fare as I am
    aware introducing initiative. Well there can only be one reason and that is that the big handset
    manufactures has “influenced” CCK in order to get rid of cheap
    competition

    The real losers here are 4 million Kenyans that will be cut off
    from telecommunication or be forced to by a new expensive phone from one of the
    big manufactures putting additional pressure on the Kenyan economy. 4 million
    phones at an average cost of 40USD is 160 million USD that Kenya will have to
    import from abroad.

    This is the largest scandal in CCK’s history but unfortunately
    media as CapitalFM is only quoting the official press release from CCK instead
    of doing some investigative journalisme.

    • Martini

      July 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      get your spelling right first.

    • ken

      July 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      can you give me your contacts? i need more details on what you are claiming > [email protected] @disqus_fjGhxU0pi4:disqus

    • MrsMwangi

      October 1, 2012 at 3:54 am

      Yeah, I’m Australian and gave my husband (who is Kenyan) a genuine Motorola Razr phone (bought in Australia) as a gift. Nothing fake about it, yet he has been told repeatedly that it will be switched off. 🙁 We’re both VERY disappointed because (as I said before) this was NOT a cheap, fake phone.

  5. Imade

    July 13, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Chinese products will neva be fake as you pipo think n tell me guys which the leading country in technology other than China ?Remember onething that not everyone can but a HUMMER

  6. brian

    August 26, 2012 at 9:46 am

    why do you people use thika road?..
    now my galaxy will go away just that way?

  7. james okwara

    September 10, 2012 at 9:54 am

    what happens if i purchase a genuine phone out there for my personal use. the data base used has IMEI information gotten from approved importers.buying a genuine phone for personal use is not illegal. what will cc k do to comply with the law?

  8. David

    September 19, 2012 at 5:48 am

    How do we compensate those who bought fake phones unknowingly and it is the responsibility of the govt through Kebs to deny entry of such? How will the consumer be protected againes buying fake phones in future?

  9. Mubiru Sly Jeffersons

    September 25, 2012 at 4:35 am

    kenyan have right 2 use commodity they can avoid ad so idont see how cck can use the long procedure by switch off the fone it our right ad we an block cck2 do sowe are not the exporter then can u define how did kind off fone get into country without govt knowing stop abusing our right cck loook another way , we are the one say but the cck

  10. Silativ Meja

    September 27, 2012 at 7:02 am

    I think it should have been wise enough For CCk to register those phones rather than closing them down.

  11. Wanjala

    September 27, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Haiya my phone is fake jameni

  12. Tranzy_maM

    September 30, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    why is Kenya as the only country in the world aas fare as I am
    aware introducing initiative. Well there can only be one reason and that is that the big handset
    manufactures has “influenced” CCK in order to get rid of cheap
    competition

  13. cyrusville

    October 2, 2012 at 8:36 am

    There are a few practices that can result to loss of the original IMEI number. This results to the use of generic IMEI numbers. In my view, the device is still an original, bar the ‘fake’ IMEI number which will fall outside the GSMA database. CCK should surely start registering the devices themselves as so many smart phone users have been locked out here…

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Arsenal step up Melo chase

ROME, July 8 – Fiorentina sports director Pantaleo Corvino admitted on Tuesday that he is in talks with Arsenal about the sale of Brazil midfielder Felipe Melo.FELIPE_MELOMelo has been the subject of interest from both the English Premier League side and Juventus since an impressive first season in Italy and an important role in Brazil’s Confederations Cup victory last month.

And as he unveiled new defensive signing Cesare Natali from Torino, Corvino suggested London and not Turin would be Melo’s most likely destination.

"Arsenal have made an offer for Melo and (Arsene) Wenger wants to speak with me again," he said.

"I’ve not excluded anything because we could also obtain an interesting exchange on a technical level, so I’m not ruling anything out."

Melo joined La Viola from Spanish team Almeria a year ago. The 26-year-old had spent three years in Spain, also playing for Mallorca and Racing Santander.

Prior to that he played for three of Brazil’s biggest clubs, Flamengo, Cruzeiro and Gremio.

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