TRANSFER TALK

Chelsea’s attacking midfielder panic buying isn’t about to stop

Moses the latest linked with a front-row seat at Stamford Bridge

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Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Marko Marin, Daniel Sturridge and Ramires. Even if Chelsea’s desperate bid to ditch Florent Malouda and Yossi Benayoun succeeds, Roberto Di Matteo is hardly short of players to use in the three behind recently rebranded guaranteed starter Fernando Torres.

But using the mantra that you can never have too much of [...]

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ZING

Liverpool managing director nails Wigan chairman with killer quip

Sky Sports News-circling rent-a-quote compared to stand-up comic

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The higher-ups at Liverpool struggle to attract a positive press. Kenny Dalglish’s one-man war against inane post-match interviews hurried his exit. The owners are painted as impulsive and ignorant. Even Brendan Rodgers, after a fine first press conference, oozed underhandedness and disloyalty in his “we won’t pinch Gylfi Sigurdsson, unless he’d like us to” spiel.

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MARTINEZ STAYS

Dave Whelan’s stint as a Sky Sports News correspondent ends

"Can’t you drag this decision out a bit longer lad?"

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Roberto Martinez has confirmed that he will be spending next season with Wigan. Or to be more accurate, Dave Whelan has confirmed that Martinez has confirmed…

In keeping with a fortnight in which Whelan’s publicity-hungry, discretion-famished approach – filing twice-daily updates on any conversations that his manager may or may not have held to everyone’s [...]

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Forked Tongue

Dave Whelan thinks Michael Owen has lost his ‘bottle’

Wigan owner lays into job hunting striker

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Dave and Roberto display a garment that a certain horse-loving striker will not be wearing

Never one to keep his opinions to himself, Dave Whelan has windmilled his way into the Michael Owen transfer [...]

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