Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip

Not everything in the paper can be believed,right? So why not try to distinguish the "Oh yeah that might be true!" from "What crap!".

Lescott himself asks for a transfer to Manchester City (Daily Star)

What we Think? : With Swiss FA agreeing that Philippe Senderos looks likely to join Everton this could pave way for his move to Eastlands after all. Everton have turned down bids for £15million and £18million but can they hold up a player who wants to leave and with City's next offer likely to be around £25million. City on the other hand can look for their backup options of Bassong (Newcastle) and Alex (Chelsea) if they fail to get the Englishman.

Liverpool deal with Roma's Alberto Aquilani almost done (The Sun)

What we think? : This deal wouldn't happen until and unless Alonso moves to Madrid. The holdup there being on the Spaniards valuation which as per Liverpool is £30million but Real Madrid wouldn't want to pay more than £25million. Liverpool would most likely budge and get something rather than nothing and still be in a profit.

Arsenal offer £6million for Kalou (The Sun)

What we think? : AC Milan's Pirlo looks likely to follow the Italian to Chelsea which would put Kalou's place in a place of bother but Arsenal offering that much money along with raise in salary is highly unlikely. Its also difficult to see two London rivals trading players.

Bent deal expected to be finalised soon, Huntelaar for Spurs? (Daily Express)

What we think? : After Bent's outburst on Twitter and his imminent transfer to Sunderland where he passed the medical yesterday this has made way for Spurs now to use that money to buy Real Madrid want away Klaas Huntelaar. Huntelaar has already turned down the option of going to Stuttgart and a number of Premier league clubs have shown interest in him but none more than Harry Redknapp.

Number of clubs after Standard Liege's Steven Defour (Daily Mirror , Daily Mail)

What we think? : Real Madrid, Everton and Liverpool all are reported to be interested in bringing the Belgian to their sides. Real Madrid would most definitely pull out of the running if they get Xabi Alonso from Liverpool. Liverpool are in the running for Roma's Alberto and that's where their spending is diverted. That leaves Everton in the frame and they don't seem that interested in spending that much cash. Overall, too much hype , no real substance.

Chimbonda to be Hull's backup for Beye (The Sun)

What we think? : Hull and Newcastle haven't been able to decide on Habib Beye's valuation which has held up the move. However, if Hull does turn to Chimbonda then its expected that Spurs would be happy to let go of Chimbonda who has had very little playing time with the Londoners.

Do you disagree with us on any of the transfers or did we miss out any? Comment away!

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