WHOEVER SAID THE Glazers would put an end to the days of Man United’s wanton spending was clearly wrong.
Alex Ferguson’s team could soon add another new name to their ranks in the form of Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko. Just don’t call him the new Roy Keane. That tag has been bandied about all too carelessly in the past.
In addition, the fee being quoted for the French international is £7million, meaning he is worth less than half of what Ashley Young was supposedly worth, meaning he must be rubbish.
Unlike United, Arsenal have been more focused on keeping hold of their players this summer, but will attempt to reverse the trend as Arsene Wenger looks to sign yet another French player – Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema.
News from the other side of Manchester says that Javier Zanetti wants his club Inter Milan to sign Carlos Tevez. I’m sorry Javier, but are you going to pay Tevez’s exorbitant wage bill, because Inter certainly aren’t.
Just as he was yesterday, Juan Mata is being linked with an English club. However, this time it’s Tottenham and Arsenal rather than Liverpool. It’s as if the papers just put in the same players every day and occasionally change the names of the clubs who are interested.
Kepping with the sense of deja vu, Irish international Shane Long retains his remarkable recent tendency to be linked with a new club every day, with talk that a £7million move to Newcastle is now on the cards.
And among the less glamorous possible transfers being mentioned, one stands out – Marlon Harewood’s move to Chinese second division team Shenzhen Phoenix. One word: why?
In conjunction with the loose theme of English players looking to travel abroad, Scott Parker may be going to Fenerbahce, but the player is considerably less enthusiastic about the idea than Harewood.
Fans of Parker’s former suitors, Tottenham, can breathe a sigh of relief as, contrary to previous rumours, Joe Cole will actually be signing for West Ham.
Finally, Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge has prepared himself for a season of inactivity by dancing (yes, you read that correctly) live on Jamaican TV. What Daniel Sturridge was actually doing on Jamaican TV in the first place has yet to be established, and probably never will.