Manchester City to hijack €25m Milan target, Tottenham to bid for Roma striker Vucinic
The latest transfer gossip, rumours and damned lies
Douglas Costa to Manchester Utd
The Times claim the Red Devils are moving closer to securing the services of Gremio’s highly-rated midfielder Douglas Costa. Despite being just 18, the Brazilian club are trying to get £20m for their free kick specialist.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: That’s a helluva lot of cash for a teenager with twelve senior club appearances to his name. Surely this will only happen if Gremio lower their asking price.
Mirko Vucinic to Tottenham
‘Arry has been linked to the Roma forward for a few weeks, and Italian daily Il Tempo believe a €20m bid is on the immediate horizon. Roma are said to be in desperate need of cash, and the man who has perfected the stripping goal celebration may become a high profile sacrifice.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: The bid falls a little short of Vucinic’s €25m valuation, but it all depends how desperate Roma are to scrape together some cash. Also, it’s possible that Roman Pavlyuchenko could be thrown in to sweeten the deal.
Luis Fabiano to Manchester City
City officially quashed their interest in Samuel Eto’o on Friday, following suggestions that AC Milan muscled in on negotiations for the incredibly greedy Cameroonian. Spanish daily Sport say the Manchester club are looking to return the gesture of transfer sabotage by going after Milan target Luis Fabiano. Apparently, Manchester City will offer €25m for the Sevilla striker, some €5m more than his reported worth.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Fabiano has suggested he is only interested in a move to Milan, and Manchester Utd are also tracking the Brazilian, but the huge pay packet on offer at Eastlands – coupled with a Robinho endorsement – may prove too tempting to resist.