Is Adrian Mutu on his way back to the Premier League?
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Typical of the January transfer window, big-name transfer moves remain thin on the ground this morning. Consequently, the majority of papers are busying themselves falling over each other trying to guess which club will be the first to receive West Ham‘s newly acquired porno-pounds.
Wantaways Benni McCarthy, James Beattie and Benjani, are currently heading the list of luminaries picked to start the wheels turning on the Hammers’ seven-year Champions League plan, with once-good Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen – now at Monaco apparently – an outside bet to join Gianfranco Zola’s strike-force.
Elsewhere, the Daily Mail is claiming Sunderland are about to wrap up a £2m transfer for Sheffield United‘s Matt Kilgallon, with the Blades ready to sell before the defender’s contract expires this summer. The deal could force David Moyes to ignore all assurances he dodged a bullet last time round and attempt to resurrect a move for Arsenal‘s Phillippe Senderos.
Over at Eastlands, Roberto Mancini has earmarked erstwhile Chelsea forward and one-time drugs-and-sex fan Adrian Mutu as his first signing at Man City, with the player’s agent claiming the Italian gaffer has already been in contact.
City are also being linked with a £4.5m move for Rubin Kazan left-back Cristian Ansaldi, who The Spoiler won’t pretend to know anything about; but according to football’s answer to a time-traveling DeLorean, Football Manager, the 23-year-old Argentinean has excellent agility, concentration and determination, can play on both flanks and ‘gets forward whenever possible’.