Today’s rumours seduce us with promises of copious activity, before leaving it up to Sky Sports to tell us nothing was ever really going to happen and we should all just move on.
One hundred and one. Dalmatians? Reasons why Liverpool wont be in the Champions League next season? Times Fernando Torres has burst into the area this season only to scoop the ball up in the air and fall on his backside? No, it’s one hundred and one long days and nights before the summer transfer window officially opens. And boy, are we in for a cracker. [You’re a bitter, bitter man, Murphy – Ed.]
Serving as something of an amuse bouche for our unquenchable appetite for big deals, The Daily Mail reports that Tottenham are ready to anger ‘rivals’ Liverpool in an attempt to snare their 17 year old starlet Raheem Sterling.
The England Under 18 man is widely regarded as the best young prospect at Anfield, but the Europa League hopefuls could lose the player at the end of the season due to his frustration at a lack of first-team opportunities.
Fans of tit-bits and stale left over bread will enjoy talkSPORT‘s contribution to our transfer feast. The banter fueled radio station claims Manchester City and Chelsea target Gonzalo Higuain will not consider his long-term future until the end of the season. The 24-year-old Argentine says he is committed to Real Madrid’s title challenge. Right then..
Today’s main course features an utter beast. Fulham’s Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak has set tongues wagging this year with some irresistible displays, scoring 5 goals in 4 games. And according to the Daily Mirror, Aston Villa boss Alex Mcleish wants a slice of the red hot giant after sniffing around the Stuttgart outcast during his time with Birmingham.
His side have been starved of goals recently, but a deal would be far from straight forward with Fulham hoping to entice their in form man during his temporary spell at the Cottage. When asked about Pogrebnyak, McLeish stated in no uncertain terms:
“I don’t want to be in the bad books with Fulham talking about their player”…
“He’s a player I flirted with in the past, but I shouldn’t really be talking about someone else’s player”…
“I need to be careful what I’m saying”…
“But we are lacking a bit of experience, and hopefully that is something we can put right.”
Well said. And finally, as attackers throughout the league enjoyed having him for dessert throughout the start of the season, it’s only right we move on to Manchester United defender Ritchie De Laet.
Sky Sports claim the former Norwich loanee will reject a temporary move away from Old Trafford, as he looks to break into the United first team for their vital end of season run in. Delicious.
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