transfer stuff

Neymar to Real Madrid, Luiz to Barcelona and more…

Two sexy Spaniards…


There is a distinct Spanish feel to the transfer rumours today with Real Madrid and Barcelona both chasing some bloody big names.

Before all that though – Chelsea have confirmed Andre Villas-Boas as their next boss. He’s signed a three-year deal.

Apparently, that now means Roman Abramovich has paid out around £62million in compensation to managers and clubs during his time in charge of the Blues.

Anyway, here’s what we know about transfer wheelings and dealings from the grubby tabloids and the pristine broadsheets…

Neymar’s move to Real Madrid is as good as done. Spanish paper Marca is reporting a six-year deal for the Santos striker is looking likely, with Real president Florentino Pérez willing to pay €45millon (although he’d like to pay less).

Wouldn’t we all, ay?

Elsewhere, The Sun are reporting Barcelona are preparing a rather specific £27.5million bid for Chelsea’s David Luiz. The Brazilian joined the Blues in January for £21.3million so Abramovich could be about to make a quick profit on the defender.

It’s hard to see it happening though. If Barcelona are unwilling to stump up a couple of extra million for Cesc Fabregas then surely they won’t pay that for Luiz – no matter how old and crocked Carles Puyol is.

Luiz is a very good player but, for a defender, he isn’t that great at actually…  y’know… defending.

In rather less exciting news, Sky Sports is reporting that Sebastian Larsson is at Sunderland having a medical meaning the Arsenal nonsense was just that.

And in four-word transfer stuff…

Sturridge to Newcastle (loan)

Samuel Eto’o to Chelsea

Sneijder to Man City

Scott Dann to Stoke

5 responses so far
  • John // June 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I would be very disapointed if Luiz goes so soon. I feel he has a bright future with Chelsea and can not see that being a good move given Terry being old now.

    That could be me talking from a non-buisness side as Roman could make a profit, but I think the football side over-shadows in this case.

  • Brian // June 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    So just how many strikers are being linked with Chelsea this summer? Eto’o, Lukaku, Villa, Falcao, and Kun Aguero? (There’s probably some I forgot.) If any/more than 1 of those strikers go, Fernando Torres is going to be the most expensive bench-warmer in history.

  • prashant // June 30, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    no ! he should go and built his career and future

  • Faiaz // July 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    LOL 90% of this article is horseshit.

  • realmandri // August 31, 2011 at 2:24 pm


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