Lukaku to Chelsea, Dann not to Liverpool and more
Tamara – rich
Apparently Petra Ecclestone – daughter of Formula 1 chief Bernie – has gone and bought the most expensive home in America for around $80million.
For that you get 123 rooms, parking for 100 cars, a bowling alley, a fruit machine arcade, a barber’s shop, a beauty salon, a wrapping room, four ‘wet bars’, an indoor skating rink and a museum. Nice.
Anyway, while she was out house-hunting, her sister, Tamara, was out on the town dressed entirely appropriately for The World Children’s Champions Awards.
Here’s what we know about transfer news from papers and television and stuff…
We’ll start with a phrase that will be running around your mind over the next couple of months. It’s a phrase that will whir around your brain from the moment you rise to the moment you close your eyes in the wee small hours.
That phrase is: Sky Sports understands…
Sky Sports understands that Stoke are now leading the chase for Birmingham centre-half Scott Dann. The Potters have apparently made a bid and the two clubs are thrashing out a deal.
It’s come as something of a surprise to The Spoiler who would have bet Spoiler Towers on Dann heading to Anfield with a view to taking over from Jamie Carragher.
It sounds like there’s a bit of wriggle room still, but The King had better get a bloody move on if Dann is to join the Reds. Do Liverpool fans even want him?
Meanwhile, Anderlecht general manager Herman van Holsbeeck had this to say regarding Chelsea’s bid for Romelu Lukaku:
“There is still a long way to go in the negotiations. We are indeed negotiating with Chelsea, but there are other clubs we are talking to.
“It could happen in the next half hour, it could take until August 31, but that’s football.”
That’s as good as done then… BUT WHO IS MAKING THE DECISIONS AT CHELSEA?
Is Roman Abramovich just going off on one? Is Guus Hiddink wheeling and dealing from Turkey? We demand answers.
Oh, and in the Championship, Cardiff City have nabbed Malky Mackay from Watford as their new boss. Less interesting than Alan Shearer but probably more sensible.
Good luck, Malky!