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Arsenal sign £10m defender, Spurs chase Villa star, Kaka’s Madrid move confirmed

The latest transfer news, gossip and damned lies

Thomas Vermaelen

Thomas Vermaelen to Arsenal
Yesterday reports were circulating that Professor Wenger had splashed £10m on the Ajax defender, something The Daily Mail confirm this morning. Now it’s reportedly just a case of agreeing personal terms.

The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Scout Tony Adams has said he is ‘not ready to be an Arsenal player’ and is not a transfer target, so on that basis, we can almost certainly say that Vermaelen has become a Gunner.

Ashley Young to Tottenham
David Bentley has never held much influence in the court of Harry Redknapp, and as such will be offered to Aston Villa for Ashley Young, with £8m thrown in to sweeten the deal, say The Sun.

The Spoiler truth-o-meter: The winger-for-winger swap could happen, but Chelsea and their large chequebook are also said to be interested in the talents of Mr Young.

Kaka to Real Madrid
Milan and Madrid are keen to drag out the €65m deal for as long as humanly possible, but Spanish papers Sport and AS today splash with the news that the Brazilian has officially signed for Spain’s second best team.

The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Spanish football journalists aren’t going to winning any truth telling contests anytime soon, but we believe Silvio Berlusconi was only stalling on the deal thanks to an election campaign. Now that is over, Kaka can formally leave the Italian capital.

4 responses so far
  • Richard // June 8, 2009 at 9:21 am

    The Ashley Young to Spurs rumour in the Sun might have legs. Martin O’Neill is a fan of Bentley and tried to sign him last year from Blackburn. We have told Spurs though that it all hangs on Villa getting the right answer from Milan about our offer of Harewood, Sidwell and £6.5m for Kaka. Fingers crossed all round then.

  • El Rico // June 8, 2009 at 9:34 am

    I cant believe the Spurs Young story is carrying.

    Look, unless it is closer to £20million and Bentley the Spurs are not going to sign him.
    He wouldnt want to go, Spurs are average with an average coach and he is happy at Villa.
    Such a stupid story! Chelsea however is different, they have the weight and ability to try and steal him from us.
    Tottenham however, dont make me laugh.

    The first post is brilliant, sums it up nicely.

  • Maybe Juande // June 8, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Rico – Pot, Kettle and black leap to mind – Villa have always been an average nothing side! Average coach?!!! You foreget we had 2 points from 8 games before he came and look where we finished! Bring back Peter Withe – he would improve your team no end

  • tesfu teweldemedhin // June 8, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    MadlyArsenal supporter.
    To Arsen’ Wenger
    plz just band to diabi,gallas ,bentner, & adibayor we are begining to that .We really love you & our team ,

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