City to make £40m move for Manuel Neuer to replace Hart, Arsenal in for Coleman, Berba could leave Fulham...
COULD SAGNA DO ONE?
This story appears every couple of months, so we wouldn't get too upset Gooners.
OR SHOULD YOU?
The Daily Mail reports that it's looking 'increasingly likely' that Bacary Sagna will leave Arsenal on a free at the end of the season.
His deal expires next summer, and according to the paper he 'has privately acknowledged that this will be his final season at the club - and is preparing for life away from London'.
Apparently Sagna felt 'disrespected' by Arsenal's offer of a new contract, which was a one-year extension on the same money as before.
Might be worth noting that Goal.com report Per Mertesacker has started new deal talks, with a little more chance of success.
MICHU WOULD COST £30m
Well, this would ruin things.
If Swansea suddenly sold Michu for loads of money, he would no longer be £2million Michu, who cost £2million y'know, which actually turned out to be quite a bargain actually, because you usually pay more than £2million for a good player like Michu.
And if Arsenal or Liverpool want the Spaniard, they will indeed have to pay more than £2million. Around £30million, if Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is to be believed, as he agrees with Michael Laudrup's valuation of the player.
He's quoted in The Daily Express as saying: "We've seen with Tottenham and Gareth Bale that every player has a price. We are not in that bracket with Tottenham but they sold a top player. We are realistic about that side of things.
"I would say Michael was about right with his valuation of Michu if you look at the current market, but this call-up enhances that further.
"We know we have a very talented player and naturally we want to keep him."
COULD LITTLE PEA ROLL OFF?
This would also be a shame.
Javier Hernandez has been quoted as saying he might need to leave Manchester United, what with him not playing many game and stuff.
"I strive for that [to start more games]," he's quoted as saying in The Daily Mirror.
"I am working towards that - earning a spot as a starter. I know that my performance on the pitch will allow me to achieve that goal someday either here [in Manchester] or elsewhere for any other club.
"I am going on four years here [at Manchester United] and really, like I have always said, I am happy to be able to play for one of the best clubs in the world, doing my best every single day to earn more minutes on the pitch.
"I just need to be given more opportunities to showcase what I can do, because all of us want to be able to contribute our part so this team can win championships."
Presumably tomorrow Hernandez will give an interview saying he was misquoted/mistranslated and he loves Manchester and can't get enough of the delis in Chorlton and the pubs in Fallowfield and so forth.
UNITED TARGET CAVALEIRO
Quick line from The Sun, now.
They report Manchester United are keen to sign Portuguese winger Ivan Cavaleiro, who plays for Benfica.
Told you it was a quick line.
AND THE REST...
Crystal Palace have reopened contract talks with Mile Jedinak...Fulham have been coached by Rene Meulensteen...Barcelona want Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois to replace Victor Valdes as their No 1 next season...Doncaster want to re-sign Federico Macheda on loan as soon as he gets back to fitness...Joao Carlos Teixeira will go back out on loan after returning to Liverpool three months ahead of schedule...Gaston Ramirez has been told he does not have to leave Southampton to save his World Cup dream...Lee Clark fears he will be axed if Birmingham's takeover gets the go-ahead.
@mostik as the name suggests I wasn't trying to make a serious point, just being a pedant. I think you meant 'complement', not 'compliment'- palace_pedant