Real Madrid legend is Premiership bound, Aston Villa target £6m David Wheater
The latest transfer gossip, rumours and damned lies
Michel Salgado to Blackburn
Spanish papers AS and Sport say the unemployed 33-year-old has turned down offers from Real Zaragoza and Dubai for sunny Blackburn. He is due in England to finalise the deal today.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: If Big Sam can wade through the financial red tape at Ewood Park, this one is on.
Sergio Aguero to Chelsea
Maradona’s son-in-law has been heavily linked with Manchester Utd over the summer, but The Sun believe Chelsea are the frontrunners to buy out his £50m get-out clause. They have 24 hours to do so, before his Atletico Madrid side plays a Champions League qualifier.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: ‘Kun’ would be an excellent addition to the Premiership, but we can’t see Chelsea meeting Atletico’s demands. And why the 24 hour deadline? Surely he is already registered for Champions League football with his current club?
David Wheater to Aston Villa
The Mirror report that Martin O’Neill is about to make a £6m bid for the Queen lovin’ Boro defender.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Villa need to strengthen their squad, and he is the next best option after Sylvain Distin, who is apparently not for sale.