Emmanuel Adebayor to Manchester City, Xabi Alonso wants to join Real Madrid
A further helping of transfer gossip, rumours and damned lies
Emmanuel Adebayor to Manchester City
Sky sources understand that Manchester City are ready to ruin our Premier League top-scorer theory by making a move for Adebayor. However, both clubs have refused to comment on the speculation.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Sky may just be trying to generate excitement on what is a slow news day. However, if City offer the £25 million that is being reported, Arsene Wenger may accept and swoop for Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh at a fraction of the cost.
Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid
The Liverpool Echo are reporting that Alonso has made it clear to Rafael Benitez that he wants to play for Real Madrid next season. Rafa is apparently unwilling to do business for anything less than £35 million though.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: It’s like last year’s Gareth Barry saga but with Liverpool switching roles: the midfielder wants to leave and feels disrespected by his manager but the club refuse to budge on their asking price. Much like the Barry saga, it looks likely to drag on forever too.
Teddy Sheringham to Beckenham Town
The Spoiler used to wonder if Sheringham would ever retire but he finally did last summer at the age of 42. A year down the line it seems that watching games with Andy Townsend doesn’t excite him enough though and he is in talks with Kent League side Beckenham Town about playing in their FA Vase matches.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Sheringham is clearly missing his football but if just playing in one relatively low-profile tournament a year interests him then why not play for Spurs’ Masters team instead?