The world of Premiership transfer rumours is full of nonsense, but some nonsense is more interesting that the other nonsense. Speculation is rife in the likes of the Mirror, Daily Mail, Times, Sun andâ€¦ errâ€¦ Tribal Football all do their best to predict and/or completely make up the future.
Hereâ€™s our opinion on the Premiership transfer gossip weâ€™ve read in the papers and around the netâ€¦ and if you have any thoughts, pop em in the comments.
Corriere dello Sport says Inter Milan want Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky as a replacement for Luis Figo, who is moving to Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad in the summer.
CaughtOffside Says: Rosicky seems to have taken a liking to the English league, and Inter could probably aim a little higher since they’ll be winning Serie A for foreseeable future. Don’t think this makes sense for either club really.
Liverpool have joined Fulham in their interest for Real Madrid youngster Esteban Granero. While any Spanish clubs would pay Granero’s Â£8 million buyout clause to sign him, but Liverpool and Fulham can snap him up for just Â£200,000 due to Spanish federation transfer laws. AS says Granero is delighted with the contract offer tabled by Liverpool – which well above the annual Â£20,000 he is currently on at Real.
CaughtOffside Says: Liverpool or Fulham…Liverpool…or Fulham…
Blackburn have turned down 15 enquiries from Championship clubs for Scottish striker Paul Gallagher.
CaughtOffside Says: That’s a lot of bids. Gallagher must feel on top of the second-tier world.
Arsenal will sign teenage French striker Gilles Sunu in July for between Â£700,000 and Â£1m on a four-year deal from Chateauroux.
CaughtOffside Says: The buy-all-talent approach obviously has its merits, but Arsenal’s lack of cutting edge could well be down to the lack of experienced players who are ready to perform every single week. A ‘big name’ signing wouldn’t go amiss amongst the wee lads learning their trade.
Trevor Sinclair will join David Beckham in MLS next season if he fails to win a new deal with Manchester City.
CaughtOffside Says: The last-paycheck options get better by the season. First it was the J-league, then massive oil-drenched bags of cash in Qatar, and now the MLS’ last throw of the dice for survival.
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