Roy Keane chasing two more signatures for Champions League campaign
Today’s gossip, rumours and damned lies
Following Niall Quinn’s announcement that the Black Cats are pushing for the Champions League, the Drumaville consortium have decided to strengthen the squad. This weekend, they have been spotted lugging a giant shopping basket in Lancashire and East London…
Benni McCarthy to Sunderland
Paul Ince chose to pick Jason Roberts over the South African on Saturday, so might be tempted to sell if Sunderland are able to raise the £9 million that Blackburn are thought to value the striker at.
The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: After a fantastic first season, McCarthy’s importance at Blackburn has fallen
Anton Ferdinand to Sunderland
Roy Keane’s spending isn’t going to stop there though as he looks to spend £8 million on currently injured West Ham defender Ferdinand, who could soon be the brother of the England captain. Some sources claim the Hammers have already accepted the offer.
The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: West Ham have lots of defensive injuries so may keep Ferdinand
Jermaine Pennant to Blackburn
Rafa Benitez is desperately trying to auction off Liverpool’s bit parts to raise money for Gareth Barry and fortunately Paul Ince has a pair of David Bentley’s old boots that need filling.
The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: A mutually beneficial transfer
Juan Pablo Sorin to Portsmouth
Luiz Felipe Scolari woke up yesterday believing Portsmouth could mount a title challenge, but by the end of the day they were bottom of the Premier League. Redknapp wants new players and with a lack of funds available may swoop for unattached 32-year-old Sorin.
The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Harry likes reviving the careers of ageing players