Brazilian legend eyes Madrid return, Barcelona target £7m Arsenal defender
It’s nowhere near the January window, but the rumour vines are ripe for picking…
Roberto Carlos to Real Madrid
After two-and-a-half seasons with Fenerbahçe, the Brazilian has announced he will leave Turkey in December. He has told Spanish paper AS that he would like to return to his homeland to play, but would be willing to join Madrid from January to June without pay.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Marcelo – who played terribly last weekend – should be quaking in his boots.
Emmanuel Eboue to Barcelona
The Sun believe the Catalan giants are lining up a £7m bid for the Arsenal right-back, as they need cover for Dani Alves. They also claim Eboue is in demand as Barca have failed to sign Dmytro Chygrynskiy, which is rather puzzling as the Ukraine international is a centre-back who signed a five-year deal with the club in August and made his debut against Getafe.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: We believed this rumour at first, but the Chygrynskiy bit makes us think they’re filling column inches on a slow news day.
Patrick Vieira to Chelsea
The Blues aren’t allowed to bring in any new players in January, but this hasn’t stopped them being linked with a move for the Veteran midfielder. Didier Drogba has described it as a “good move”, considering the fact that the squad will be lightened by the African Nations Cup.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Vieira was at the Bridge on Sunday, and if the transfer ban is lifted, there’s an excellent chance of a return to London. Mr Redknapp will probably have something to say about it, though.