Welcome to the cess pit of rumour and innuendo that makes up our weekly trawl through the sludge and slime of transfer rumour and speculation, including this week, which centre back Sir Alex Ferguson wants to sign, why Liverpool are probably going to sign a Barcelona star in January and why Arsene Wenger should listen to the sage words of Cesc Fabregas.
But first up this week is the news that David Moyes could be set to strengthen his injury ravaged Everton squad by bringing David Beckham’s bete-noir Landon Donovan to Goodison Park on loan. The American star is looking to continue playing in the new year once the MLS season ends, to maintain his fitness ahead of the World Cup. How typical of a Scottish manager to offer an American the chance eh?
Liverpool could land a Barcelona star on loan. While the hopes of landing Lionel Messi appear slim, there seems to be a chance the reds could land Keirrison. Signed by Barcelona for £12m in the summer, but loaned out for a year to Benfica, the Brazilian has struggled to get first team action with the Portuguese side and Barca aren’t best pleased. So they are likely to recall the player and loan him back out to a top club in need of a striker and with Liverpool narrowly failing to beat Barcelona to the player last summer, he could well end up at Anfield on a six month loan.
Robbie Keane meanwhile could end up spending the rest of the season oop North. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp seems to be wilting under pressure from the home fans to give Defoe and Crouch a sustained run in the team as a preferred strike force and this has alerted Celtic to potentially securing the Irishman on a loan deal for the rest of the season, possibly with a view to a permanent switch if Robbie enjoys scoring lots of goals against the mighty St Mirren and Falkirk each week.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly targetted Sol Campbell as emergency cover for his injury stricken defence. The former Arsenal, Tottenham and Portsmouth player has settled his dispute with Notts County and is now free to join a club desperately in need of an unfit, slow, pondering defender with a hefty contract demand and dodgy knees.
Cesc Fabregas reckons Arsenal need to beef up their squad a little. The Spaniard feels the current Arsenal side are a little small and get bullied by nasty horrid clubs like Man City who kick the ball too high and have the temerity to score goals against them. Arsene Wenger is looking to address this we believe by trying to land The Great Khali, The Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin, or he could be looking at Bojan Krkic on loan, who as we know, is an absolutely strapping 5ft 7 inch tall striker renown for giving cauliflower eared defenders a good pasting.
Roma are being linked with a move for another Liverpool left back in Andrea Dossena. The Italian has become a forgotten man at Anfield this season after a mooted move to Napoli in the summer didn’t transpire. He’ll go, but for a lot less than the £6m+ Liverpool paid for him. He’ll join a former Reds’s left back in John Arne Riise at the Stadio Olympico and they can reminisce about their glory days at Anfield when they used to finish third or fourth, or sometimes even second! Heady days!
However the best rumour of the week surely has to be Roman Pavlyuchenko’s agent stating that his client could move from Tottenham on loan in January…to Arsenal. Yes Arsene needs a striker, however one with self-admitted psychological issues is probably not high on Arsene’s list. He’s already got Nicklas Bendtner, who believes himself to be the second coming in football terms, and William Gallas to up the quantity of nuts in the fruitcake, so signing a rambling Russian struggling for form and from their nearest rivals, is about as likely as Roy Hodgson being employed to give elocution lessons.
Join us again next week when we take another look at the wonderful world of transfer rumous and sort the chaff from the wheat. The chaff is so much more interesting after all, and stay tuned to the Transfer Tavern for all your latest football stories and much, much more.
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