Annan hopeful of Premier league switch

The 23-year-old, who currently plies his trade for Rosenborg in Norway, was one of the Black Stars' best performers in their run to the quarter-finals in South Africa.

The combative midfielder has since been linked with a move to Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge, where he could link up with international team-mate Michael Essien under Carlo Ancelotti.

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Gary Parkinson is a freelance writer, editor, trainer, muso, singer, actor and coach. He spent 14 years at FourFourTwo as the Global Digital Editor and continues to regularly contribute to the magazine and website, including major features on Euro 96, Subbuteo, Robert Maxwell and the inside story of Liverpool's 1990 title win. He is also a Bolton Wanderers fan.