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Chelsea to land a world class Brazilian striker (who’s neither fat nor religious)

Today’s rumours, gossip and damned lies

Robinho

The new season kicks off in just 37 days, yet most clubs are still scrambling about like headless Dirk Kuyts to complete their desired lineups. Cristiano and Frank are still putting us to sleep with their predicaments, so here’s what’s going on in the rest of Transferland…

Robinho to Chelsea
The main reason Robinho appears interested in Chelsea is to punish Real Madrid for using him as a bargaining chip in their attempts to sign Cristiano Ronaldo. His agent has claimed he is “better or equal to” Ronaldo, and Chelsea are eager to find out if that’s true.

The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Strong possibility that Scolari will be listening to excuses from the Brazilian man-o’-sex in the near future

Andrei Arshavin to Arsenal

Zenit’s labelled Arsene Wenger a “cunning fox” for questioning Arshavin’s ability to play three straight top-level games, saying it was a ploy to put off suitors. Arsenal are now favourites to sign him so it looks like their perception of Wenger was spot on.

The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Would fit in perfectly but it depends on the price

David Villa latest
Rafael Benitez must be seen as an easy target in transfer negotiations given his willingness to be ripped off in his pursuit of Gareth Barry. That’s why Valencia priced up David Villa at £32 million, although it seems Benitez won’t bite this time.

The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Too much for Liverpool to afford

Tottenham to sell 16 players
We baulked at the idea of Spurs selling three or four players to sign David Bentley, but it’s now reported that they will sell a whole team’s worth of players with five subs on top. For the full list, click here.

The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: He might like to sign a few more players first

Bobby Zamora and John Pantsil to Fulham
West Ham fans won’t be too sad to see sometimes class/often average striker Bobby Zamora go if the £6 million fee mentioned is accurate, but Pantsil has gained cult hero status and will be missed.

The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: The deal looks imminent


1 response so far
  • Julian // July 11, 2008 at 8:13 am

    was it not Mourinho who questioned Arshavin’s ability :

    “At Inter we are looking for players who are capable of playing to the highest of standards not for two to five games in a row, but the entire season.”

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