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.
Chelsea are still being linked with Samuel Eto’o, but now Arsenal have joined them as a potential Premiership destination for Cameroon’s finest finisher. The move to Ashburton Grove would depend on Arsenal selling Thierry Henry to Inter for an absolute fortune.
CaughtOffside Says: We’re on the fence about whether Arsenal should sell Henry, but given Wenger’s track record for selling big name players like Overmars and Vieira before they go over the hill, it’s not as impossible as it sounds. The club have learned to live without the Frenchman in long periods the last season and a half, and Eto’o is about as good a replacement as you can get.
Arsene Wenger is also interested in Real Madrid’s Robinho, with the dribbley Brazilian’s agent confirming Madrid rejected bids from Arsenal and Milan in January.
CaughtOffside Says: Robinho’s not getting a fair crack in La Liga, and we’d welcome his skills to the Premiership with open arms. He can compete with Walcott for the “next Henry” tag that neither will ever fulfill.
Steve Sidwell’s popularity continues to grow. Rangers have joined the auburn midfielder’s list of admirers after Ally McCoist ventured South to have a look at him.
CaughtOffside Says: With Reading doing so well, we’d like to see Sidwell stay rather than use this season as a springboard for a big move. Sign a new contract Stevie, or at least hang about in the Premiership.
Boudewijn Zenden could be heading for the exit at Liverpool this summer, with a return home to PSV Eindhoven on the cards.
CaughtOffside Says: Maybe Rafa Benitez has given up waiting for Zenden to decide whether he’s a left winger or a centre mid. Or maybe he’s decided he doesn’t need a 17th option for either.
Wigan are keeping an eye on Bayer Leverkusen’s Brazilian central defender Juan.
CaughtOffside Says: Less than a year ago Juan was preparing himself for Brazil’s inevitable World Cup win. Now he might be moving to Wigan. You’ve got to feel for him a little bit, at least Roque Junior won a few things before his spectacular decline.