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Barton to Blackburn, Beckham to rescind Galaxy deal, Spurs chase Porto defender

The latest transfer gossip, rumours and damned lies

Joey Barton

Joey Barton to Blackburn
Following his suspension, Newcastle are said to be “gathering evidence” against the violent moronic thug, suggesting his contract may be terminated. The Independent claim Sam Allardyce – who originally brought Barton to Newcastle – could give him his 4,056th second chance at Blackburn.

The Spoiler truth-o-meter: We are stunned that anyone wants to employ such a waste of blood and organs, but Blackburn did bring in the Premiership’s second most vile player, El-Hadji Diouf.

Aly Cissokho to Tottenham
The talented 21-year-old Porto left-back is under contract until 2012, but has spoken of Tottenham’s interest in him, say Sky Sports and the Daily Express.

The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Benoit Assou-Ekotto has served ‘Arry well at left-back, but with only Gareth Bale to fall back on, Tottenham would do well to invest in some cover that won’t guarantee a loss.

David Beckham to snub LA Galaxy
La Gazzetta Dello Sport claim Mr B is so in love with the Rossoneri, that he is doing everything in his power to weasle out of his contractual obligations in the States. His legal team are said to be in Los Angeles working on a way to keep him in Europe this summer.

The Spoiler truth-o-meter: The PR damage of turning his back on the MLS is already done, so he might as well try to stay with Milan. Of course, Beckham himself has denied this story, and says he will almost certainly return to Americaland next month:

“There is no chance of me returning to Italy before the end of the year.”

Copycat bonus: Congratulations to the Daily Mail, who ran the headline “Beyonce-obsessed Adebayor edges closer to Arsenal exit”, a mere 21 hours after we ran the headline “Milan-bound Emmanuel Adebayor reveals worrying Beyonce obsession.” Bitter? Us?

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