Sportingo.com’s Mark Apostolou brings daily coverage of the Premier League’s gossip and rumours.Â
First up an unscrupulous Gunners fan has claimed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is thinking long and hard about making an offer to Spurs for Adel Taarabt.
Now Martin Jol has been quite clever about his use of the youngster who is often dubbed the new Zidane and I am sure he would be on many teams’ shopping lists. Jol will never sell anyway, unless of course the offer was for a ludicrous amount of money and maybe included Cesc Fabregas going in the other direction?
This could just be a wind up or simply a fan on the verge of a nervous breakdown trying to stir things up between the two teams. Either way I don’t think anyone is going to buy this story. Even if Adel was seen in the Ashburton Grove area of North London getting out of a cab, which he wasn’t (well he might have been, but I know nothing about it!)
Apparently Chelsea’s John Terry is set on leaving Stamford Bridge by next summer and Liverpool would be his destination of choice. Not my words but words of a hopeful Reds fans who feels that the England centre back would be very useful at Anfield.
The 26-year-old England skipper would be a great signing for Rafa Benitez as they do appear to be light on the central defensive front, and imagine what a partnership Terry and Jamie Carragher would be? The odds on this happening are pretty long though, although by no means impossible. It does seem that an exodus away from West London following Jose Mourinho’s departure seems a real possibility, and whilst a move aboard may be more likely for some of their army of talent I think Terry, if he was to leave, would stay in England.
West Ham’s bustling centre forward Dean Ashton is supposedly catching the eye of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and may be the subject of a surprise bid come the summer. That is according, again, to the message boards, another rumour that seems to have very little basis in fact.
The old fashioned striker is something of a cult hero at Upton Park and that is not surprising given the fact that he is effective and gives everything he has week in and week out. Funnily enough I think he could do well wherever he might go, but I think it is unlikely that Alan Curbishley would sell him for straight cash. A swap deal wouldnt’t be out of the question though.