Chelsea transfer news: Adebayor in, Shevchenko out
The mire of spurious summer transfers has thrown up an interesting player/ club combination today: according to the rumour vine, Andriy Shevchenko could be on his way to warming Barcelona’s bench in the near future. To compensate for selling approximately 57 attacking players this summer, Barca want to bring the Ukrainian in on a season-long loan, which means they pay no transfer fee but Chelsea get him off the wage bill. With the Milan option fading, he may just have to take this one.
Emmanuel Adebayor to Chelsea
New stories every day tell us the same stuff about Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Drogba, so it’s nice to see the press get more inventive. Chelsea want shot of Drogba and it seems they view Adebayor as the perfect replacement.
The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Surely he won’t do an Ashley Cole
Robbie Keane to Liverpool
Could a (reasonably) big club have finally realised Robbie Keane is one of the best strikers in the Premier League and that despite Berbatov’s moments of brilliance, Keane works harder and is more consistent?
The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: May want to stick around at Spurs this season
Gareth Barry to Liverpool
One transfer saga that definitely looks like coming to its expected conclusion, with Liverpool’s shenanigans paying off. Barry took a swipe at Martin O’Neill to make his position untenable and Liverpool are preparing an improved offer (a ridiculous £18m is the latest asking price).
The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Simply no way he can stay now
Andy Cole to Nottingham Forest
The Daily Mirror claim the striker will move clubs yet again after his release from Sunderland and will be paid a ridiculous £25,000 a week – which on last season’s form equates to £216,666 a goal.
The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Forest must have learnt nothing from their fall from grace