The world of Premiership transfer rumours is full of nonsense, but some nonsense is more interesting that the other nonsense. Hereâ€™s our opinion on some of that more interesting nonsenseâ€¦ and if you have any thoughts, pop em in the comments.
Deco has apparently had enough of Barcelona, which has got Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich reaching for their wallets.
CaughtOffside Says: Bit crowded for a player like Deco at both clubs. Scholes and Deco would get in each others way at Old Trafford but the latter would make a perfect replacement for the former. Lampard and Ballack are having enough problems getting along without throwing a third player who needs the ball into the mix. Liverpool could use a player of his guile, but already have 900 midfielders themselves.
Aston Villa left back Jlloyd Samuel could be headed for either Bolton or Middlesbrough this summer.
CaughtOffside Says: Jlloyd’s a tough one, showed such early promise but then has been held back b inconsistency and general crapness. Still, as they say, ‘form is temporary, vague early promise is permanent’ and he could do a job at either club.
Because his alleged Â£72,000 per week pay packet is too heavy for Chris Coleman to lift on a regular basis, Vincenzo Montella will not be making his move to Fulham permanent and will instead be heading for AC Milan.
CaughtOffside Says: If he’s on 72K a week, that is one of the mentalist things we’ve heard in a while. He better be a 20 goal a season striker for that much, and he’s not.
Villarreal are interested in Arsenal’s Manuel Almunia, and think he’ll fancy a move if he isn’t made numero uno at Ashburton Grove following Jens Lehmann’s departure.
CaughtOffside Says: We know some Arsenal fans rate Almunia, we also can’t remember anything he’s done except lose a few major finals for the club. It’s a sad decline for the man who could have been England’s #8.
Robbie Fowler doesn’t want to leave Anfield, no matter how many new strikers Liverpool sign.
CaughtOffside Says: Well of course he doesn’t want to leave the club he loves, the fans who love him, and a fat paycheck for not doing a whole lot. We’re sure Rafa will agree.
Gareth Southgate wants to exchange three million English pounds for just one Senegalese striker, West Brom’s Diomansy Kamara.
CaughtOffside Says: Kamara is making noise about how he should be at a big club. Like all players who make such noises, he’ll end up at Middlesbrough. Don’t really see how this one helps either party achieve their ambitions.