Apologies to all our dedicated followers for no rumours or gossip yesterday as I was having technical difficulties with my Internet connection but all has be resolved now. hopefully none of ye suffered enough but alas i am back again. So with all that said it’s time to get down to the important business.
Dider Drogba will hold talks with Chelsea this week after his heroics in the clubs Champions League success at the Allianz Arena on Saturday night. Fernando Torres has expressed his surprise at the way he has been treated by Chelsea this season and wants the club to clarify his future role. In a surprisingly candid interview with Guillem Balague, Torres expressed his disappointment at missing out on a starting place in the Chelsea side that won the Champions League.
Marouane Chamakh, 28, and Nicklas Bendtner, 24, are two of 10 players who could leave Arsenal this summer as Arsene Wegner looks to revamp his squad.
Manchester United have had their first refusal of the summer, having a £9.7m bid rejected by Udinese for Ghana international midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah, 23. United have emerged as favourites for the signing of Eden Hazard. The Lille star has been chased by the cream of European clubs all season, with Manchester City and Chelsea also in the mix for his signature, however the 21-year old is worried about his first-team opportunities at Manchester City and is unsure about the managerial situation at Chelsea, leaving Sir Alex Ferguson’s side in pole position.
Liverpool face the prospect of losing Luis Suarez and Martin Skrtel, as the clubs American owners look to cut costs.
Danny Simpson remains hopeful of a solution can be found regarding a new contract at Newcastle after insisting he is not being greedy. “I’m not a greedy player and I just want to be on a par with other players around me. In football terms, what I’m asking for is by no means outrageous”.
Managerial news now and Andre Villas-Boas will be offered the job of succeeding sacked Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool cut short their interview process. Steve Kean is to be removed from the position as Blackburn manager but will stay at the club in a different role and keep his current salary. West Brom are set to make a move for Birmingham boss Chris Hughton this week as he is their number one target to replace former manager Roy Hodgson. Chelsea interim boss Roberto di Matteo has still yet to comment on his long-term future at Stamford Bridge, despite guiding the Blues to their first ever Champions League victory. Di Matteo has also brought the FA Cup and now the coveted prize for owner Roman Abramovich since he replaced Andre Villas-Boas in Febuary. There had been reports that former England boss Fabio Capello could make the move to Chelsea, but those have quelled by di Matteo’s countryman himself.
West Ham’s joint chairman David Gold believes goalkeeper Robert Green will stay at Upton Park after the club regained their Premier League status.
Stoke chairman Peter Coates says manager Tony Pulis could be interested in bringing Michael Owen to the Britannia Stadium on a free transfer. The Potters were keen on signing the 32-year old before he joined Manchester United on a free transfer from Newcastle three seasons ago.
Leicester City have completed the signing of Jamie Vardy and he’s put pen to paper on a deal that will keep him at the club until June 2015.
Steven N’Zonzi was one of the few positives in an otherwise disappointing Premier League campaign for Blackburn Rovers and with Rovers now relegated has a host of Premier League clubs vying for his signature. The likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Everton, Sunderland and Fulham all looking to pounce on the 6″5 defensive midfielder.
Finally in European news Real Madrid will take advantage of Tottenham missing out on Champions League qualification by bidding for Luka Modric. The Spanish champions are reportedly preparing an offer of £25m for the Croatian super star. Jose Mourinho is set to raid former club and newly crowned champions of Europe Chelsea for Ramires, 25.
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