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Van Nistelrooy snubs Spurs move, Manchester City striker eyes Portugal move

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Ruud van Nistelrooy

Ruud van Nistelrooy not going to Spurs

Those who were hoping to see the perennially-injured horse-faced Dutchman return to the Premiership may be disappointed by his most recent insistence that he intends to stay in the Spanish capital:

“I am happy at Real and want to go back and get the opportunity to prove myself. I have a strong motivation to succeed at Real.”

The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Unlike his Dutch colleagues, Ruud seems fairly confident of his place in Florentino Perez’s plans. Us? Not so confident.

Armand Traore to Birmingham
Our friends at The Birmingham Mail say the newly promoted side are looking to give yet another temporary home to the left-sided Frenchman, who spent last season at Fratton Park.

The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Kieran Gibbs is probably in front of Traore in the queue to take Gael Clichy’s place in the Arsenal first team, and we suspect another loan seaosn is highly likely.

Felipe Caicedo to Sporting CP

There ain’t gonna be much room for the Ecuadorian striker in Manchester City’s frontline next season, but his agent says there is a “huge amount of interest” in him elsewhere. The Portuguese Liga runners-up are said to be leading the pack.

The Spoiler truth-o-meter: West Ham and Wigan are also reported to have expressed an interest in the 23-year-old [er, actually he's 20 - Ed.], so he may not kiss goodbye to the world’s best league just yet.

7 responses so far
  • Paul // June 24, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Felipe Caicedo is a pile of steaming dube, any kind of return on this donkey will be a bonus. Even a can of bonus!

  • Dennis Law // June 24, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Felipe Caicedo is 20 years old.

  • Ryan Bailey // June 24, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Noted and corrected, Dennis. Thanks for the spot.

  • Steve // June 24, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    You woudnt get a can of bonus for him, maybe a sachet of pedegree chum at best.

  • Dennis Law // June 24, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    No problem!

    I think that we might as well get rid of him now, wish we could have kept Sturridge though!

  • Joao // June 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    You can sell Caicedo to Sporting so we (Sporting that is) can later sell it back to you at triple price or more since we are one of the best teams when it comes to turning youngsters into great players and you seem to be one of the best when it comes to spending money like crazy ;)

  • Marco // June 25, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Can’t Sporting take Nani back…He is Shyte

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