Barca’s £45m Fabregas bid, Chelsea target £30m winger
The latest transfer gossip, rumours and damned lies
On the day where Amr “Mr Unprofessional” Zaki might be looking for an alternative employer, The Spoiler brings the latest whispers from the rumour vine…
Yoann Gourcuff to Liverpool
The Frenchman nearly joined Arsenal last summer in part exchange for Emmanuel Adebayor, but the AC Milan midfielder, currently on loan at Bordeaux, is now being linked with Liverpool and Bayern Munich. A fee of around £6.5m is being touted.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Despite his talent, Gourcuff clearly doesn’t fit in with Milan and their sign-them-when-they’re-past-it policy. A Premier League move would do him good.
Ashley Young to Chelsea
The Mirror are reporting that Chelsea are considering a £30m swoop for the England winger, and that they could add another £14,000 to his £56,000 weekly wages. That could buy a lot of studded diamond earrings.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Any summer activity at the Bridge is unclear until the managerial position is sorted. Young is apparently a Hiddink recommendation, but this will mean little if he buggers off back to Russia.
Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona
The gobby Arsenal man has been linked with Real Madrid this week, but the club who raised him are understood to be upping their £32m bid to a whopping £45m. “We already have the best midfield in the world but you can always get better,” reasons Barca president Joan Laporta.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Cesc would probably favour the Nou Camp to the Bernebeu, and £45m is surely too much cash for Arsenal to refuse.