Not a great deal of gossip today, in fact pretty much nothing apart from a report in the Sunday Mirror claiming that James Milner is now also on Arsene Wenger’s radar as he looks to add to the Arsenal squad next season.
One interesting article is a proposed overhaul of the transfer system. The Daily Mail report claims the PL clubs are largely in agreement following the financial downfall of Portsmouth. The main proposal is that transfers will have to be paid for within 12 months to help bring down the prices as clubs could only pay what they can afford.
Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan is quoted in the report: ‘This will stop people going on the HP. ‘It’s not right that clubs say they will sign players over three or four years. Sometimes, they sell players on and still owe money to the club they bought him from.’
All seems sensible?!
And back to transfers, so far we have been linked to:
Nigel Hokey-Cokey to see out his contract: Click Here
Villa will bid for £2.5million rated, 18-year-old Cardiff City right-back Adam Matthews. Click Here
Robbie Keane: Click Here
Veteran Wigan keeper Mike Pollitt.
Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Stephane Sessegnon.
Paul Scharner from Wigan. Click Here
Chelsea’s Serbian international defender Branislav Ivanovic Click Here
Carlton Cole from West Ham for £12million Click Here
Carlton Cole from West Ham for around £10million, not sure why the price reduction! Click Here
Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Lee Grant Click Here
Stephen Ireland from Manchester City (+ possible swap for Milner) Click Here
Kevin Doyle from Wolves. Click Here
Aiden McGeady from Celtic Click Here
Alexander Hleb from Barcelona: Click Here
£5million rated 24-year-old PSV Eindhoven right-back Stanislav Manolev.
James Milner to Man Utd
James Milner to Man City
James Milner to Arsenal
John Carew to Fulham for £3.5m Click Here
Ashley Young to Manchester City. Click Here
Ashley Young to Manchester United for £22million
Ashley Young at the centre of £22m transfer battle as Spanish superpower Barcelona joins Real Madrid in race for Aston Villa star. Forum thread: Click Here
Ashley Young to Barcelona for £25million
Gabby Agbonlahor to Arsenal for around £22million Click Here
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