Carlo Ancelotti ‘demands’ Tevez, Everton bid £13m for Belgian midfielder
The latest transfer gossip, rumours and damned lies
Carlos Tevez to Chelsea
Carlo Ancelotti is “demanding” that his new side land the services of the clubless Argentinean, say the Daily Mail. Both Chelsea and Manchester City have matched the £25.5m asking price, but Abramovich may have to let a couple of his yacht staff go if he wants to compete on the wages front.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: As exciting as a move to another big four club sounds, we’re not convinced Tevez will be willing to leave Manchester. He would be guaranteed regular first team football at City, and he has just enrolled his daughter at a posh private school near his home.
Steven Defour to Everton
The Independent believe David Moyes will follow up the Toffees’ rejected £9m bid for the Standard Liege midfielder with an improved £13m offer.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Defour has indicated he is keen to leave Belgium (that’s quite understandable – it’s the most boring place on earth), but only when his club are offered the right price. We think this bid will do the trick.
Felipe Melo to Arsenal
The Fiorentina star has been flirting with a move to north London for a while, and the Daily Express believe it will happen in a cash-plus-players deal. Emmanuel Eboue, Philippe Senderos and £5m could head to Serie A in exchange for Gilberto Silva’s international teammate.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Melo recently signed a contract keeping him in Tuscany until 2013, so now isn’t the best time for a transfer.