Villas-Boas to Chelsea, Barton to Arsenal and more
Taken six years ago when he was 27-years-old…
Andre Villas-Boas is gonna be the next boss Chelsea fired for underachieving – well done on the forthcoming massive payday, Andre!
Anyway, The Spoiler was convinced it was only a matter of time before Guus Hiddink was unveiled as the new manager and that the Dutchman was beavering away behind the scenes giving Roman Abramovich his secret shopping list. That was well wrong.
It’s not official yet but the BBC are writing about it which means it’s true because they are very cautious very rarely make mistakes. Although when they do it’s generally great fun…
Anyway, here’s what else we know about transfer rumours and stuff from the papers and radio and television… Former Newcastle striker and moustachioed gent Micky Quinn has used his inside sources to tell talkSPORT that Arsenal have been sniffing around Joey Barton. He said:
“I know through a third party that Arsenal have enquired about Joey Barton.
“He’ll put a bit of steel into that Arsenal team, he goes forward, he was made captain, he’s grown up and he said himself that he’s making up for lost time for stupidity and injury, he wants to get to the top.”
The Spoiler would L-O-V-E to see that transfer go through. We can’t see it happening though – it would be a bold move from Arsene Wenger and we don’t think he’ll be willing to take the risk.
Would Arsenal fans want him though?
Elsewhere, The Metr… oh, alright then. The Metro is saying that Barcelona may be ready to let David Villa leave for Chelsea or Manchester City as they attempt to raise funds to buy you-know-who.
Queens Park Rangers forward and hothead Adel Taarabt has been chatting to French paper L’Equipe and reckons a couple of the big boys are after him. He said:
“QPR will demand £10million for me, and for now, the clubs do not move too much.
“I had contact with Arsenal and Chelsea, but it is a little muddled. Arsenal have not yet sold Fabregas, and as for Chelsea, they do not yet have a coach, so we will see.
“I would like to stay in London – it is the best city in the world, and with Queens Park Rangers? Why not? When I talked with the coach, he told me the club would aim to be in the top eight.”
Very interesting. Although saying it’s a “little bit muddled” reminds The Spoiler of a time we said we could speak fluent French before furiously but subtly back-tracking after realising we may need to prove it at some point.
Oh, and top eight? Really?
Finally, it’s prediction time… Leeds United are trying to party like it’s 2001 and are thought to be after Alan Smith, Jonathan Woodgate and Lee Bowyer…
Smith won’t go there.
Woodgate won’t go there.
Bowyer will go there.