Archive for the ‘Rumours’ Category

Wenger chasing Mertesacker

Posted: August 2, 2010 by thepremierleagueowl in Rumours, Transfers
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Asked about this over the weekend, Arsene Wenger went very coy indeed. Refusal to confirm or deny something usually hints at an element of truth in the question – so it appears that lanky German Centre-Back Per Mertesacker may be on his way to North London. “I wouldn’t like to comment on names because it […]

Raul has turned his back on a move to Newcastle United and joined German side Schalke. The Real Madrid legend, or ‘most overrated player in the history of European football’, has signed a two year deal that will take him beyond his 35th birthday. Sami Khedira will complete his move to Real Madrid on Friday. […]

And the award for the most shamefully transparent attempt to artificially inflate a player’s wages goes to … Mino Raiola, agent of Mario Balotelli. Raiola has ‘let it slip’ that the enormously wealthy Man City are considering an offer for his client. Rather than that being in any way true, the agent clearly feels that […]

Breaking News: Cavani – No, to Spurs.

Posted: June 26, 2010 by thepremierleagueowl in Rumours, Transfers
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Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani will not be part of any deal bringing Simon Kjaer to Tottenham from Palermo. It had been reported earlier that the South American was part of a £38m double swoop from Harry Redknapp, but the player’s agent, Pierpaolo Turzi, has reportedly told Tottenham that his client will either be moving to […]

David Silva: Mercenary?

Posted: June 24, 2010 by thepremierleagueowl in Rumours

One gets the feeling that as soon as team with a little more ‘history’ joins the race for the gifted winger, Garry Cook and Roberto Mancini will have their very large cheque returned to them un-cashed.

Arsenal deny repeat Wilshere loan deal

Posted: June 22, 2010 by thepremierleagueowl in Rumours, Transfers
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Bolton have failed in their attempt to bring Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere back the Reebok Stadium on another year’s loan, and have instead turned their attention to Man City’s Bulgarian winger Martin Petrov.  Petrov has seen himself frozen out at Eastlands under Roberto Mancini, and is unlikely to command a fee should he move.

Ozil England bound?

Posted: June 21, 2010 by thepremierleagueowl in Rumours
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Rumours are persisting that Mesut Ozil is attracting interest from ‘Champions League’ teams in England.  Still no comment of any note to back this up, and it seems likely that the rumour-mongers have simply attached themselves to a player that has started brightly in the World Cup Having lost talismanic Brazilian Diego to Juventus less […]