February 3, 2011
Aston Villa winger Ashey Young seemed to be a likely target for a number of Premier League clubs but with no movement within the January transfer window, it seems that it will be summer that the club’s resolve will be tested.
News reports are claiming that Manchester City contacted Aston Villa late on in the transfer window in order to enquire about the availability of the winger but nothing materialised from that interest.
Pundits and writers within the football community are now saying that they believe that it will be the summer transfer window when there will be a large amount of interest in the player and it seems that the Manchester clubs could well be going to battle again, this time over Young’s signature.
It is not yet known whether Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will look to Young during the close season as he looks to bolster his squad with younger talent, but Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini seems to be dead set on trying to capture the winger at the next possible opportunity.
With the news that first choice goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar will retire from the game at the end of this season, Manchester United are being forced to seek a long term replacement for the former Dutch number one but they have suffered their first blow this week.
Reports claimed that Manchester United have compiled a shortlist of suitable, top level replacements for Van der Sar but today one of those targets have publicly removed himself from the running.
Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar has told Manchester United that he is happy at Inter and is not seeking a move away from the Italian club, leaving Sir Alex Ferguson with one less option that he thought he might have been able to interest.
January 18, 2011
They may have entered the semi-finals of the Carling Cup and in the process relegated Manchester United to their only defeat of this season, but West Ham United are clearly struggling in the English Premier League. They are currently at the last position and a relegation looks almost a certainty unless a miracle can be worked out.
All this means that the pressure has been on the coach Avram Grant with some critics pointing to an early ouster for the manager. However, West Ham United management has some good news for Grant and his fans – they are planning to retain the manager for a longer time and not fire him for the poor performances so far.
This will allow the side to go in a tad more settled manner when they take on Birmingham City in the second leg of the Carling Cup semi-finals at St. Andrews. West Ham United had already won the first leg game 2-1 and will need only a draw to enter the final.
“The club are committed to retaining Avram Grant as manager and have identified potential transfer targets to give us the best possible chance of retaining Premier League status“
Question is was this the right move ?
January 4, 2011
Latest goss is Blackburn have tabled a £20million bid for Brazil legend Ronaldinho also making aloan move for David Beckham.Liverpool are now top to land Ajax striker Luis Suarez this month aswell as dutch trickster Eljero Elia who would replace ryan babel.
Other news Emmanuel Adebayor to Real Madrid and Federico Macheda is leaving Manchester United on a temporary basis to gain first-team experience in Italy to join Sampdoria
Manchester City have confirmed the club have agreed a fee with Wolfsburg for striker Edin Dzeko for around 27mill! is he really worth that?
David Beckham is still in the mix about coming to the uk with spurs, sunderland and now newcastle all in with a shout but never rule out a shock loan move back to united.
Ronaldinho worth 20 mill? He still is a class act
November 23, 2010
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho would have had a private little chuckle looking at his former team Inter Milan’s record in the Italian Serie A. 13 games into the competition, the side has won only five of the games and lost equal number to be perched at the number six position.
Under Mourinho, Inter Milan had won three titles last season at the Italian Serie A, Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana but have stumbled badly under their new manager, Rafa Benitez.
After the now-ninth placed Chievo had pulled one under their feet with a 2-1 win over the defening champions, the side looks like a pale shadow of their previous season. And Mourinho had his time taking a dig at the new manager Benitez.
Speaking to the media, Mourinho was informed that Inter Milan had lost their game to Chievo. He replied, “But how? Has he lost again?
Showing that he was very much in tune with the happenings at the Serie A, Mourinho said, “It’s incredible. They are already nine points behind…”
Moving in for the kills, Mourinho had his own take for the new manager’s struggles, “Sure at Inter it’s all very different to England.”
For the record, Mourinho’s Real Madrid are currently at the top of the La Liga charts, with 32 points from 12 games followed closely by Barcelona who have 31 in as many.