Transfer Talk

Chelsea target £20m Milan midfielder, Paul Scholes offered move to Stoke

The latest transfer gossip, rumours and damned lies…

Andrea Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo to Chelsea

It’s inevitable that Carlo Ancelotti will bring some Milanese talent to West London with him, and The Telegraph believe his first choice is girly-named midfielder Andrea Pirlo. AC will apparently accept no less than £20m.

The Spoiler truth-o-meter: We can’t see Chelsea splashing that kind of cash on a 30-year-old, but stranger things have happened.

Paul Scholes to Stoke
Clearly impressed by his bone crunching tackle on Sergio Biscuits earlier this week, Stoke will offer Scholesy a player/coach position next season, say The Daily Mail. The Potters will offer a ‘nominal fee’ (read: ‘very small fee’) for his services.

The Spoiler truth-o-meter:
Although he appears keen to pursue a coaching career, we suspect he has another season on the pitch left in him.

Yuri Zhirkov to Chelsea
The Blues have had their eye on the ‘Russian Ronaldinho’ for months, and The Times are saying the versatile left winger/ left back is a more likely summer signing than Franck Ribery, who is said to be off to Real Madrid.

The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Liverpool have also expressed an interest, but Guus Hiddink is likely to have a big say on the future of the 25-year-old.

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