Manchester City have made an approach for Atletico Madrid’s former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan but have been told they must pay £30m for the 29-year-old Uruguayan. (Daily Mirror)
Rumours regarding Forlan will heat up with his recent demotion to the bench in several key games. While Forlan is a class striker but he is a striker ill suited for life in England. Atletico may do business for Forlan during the summer but it will be no where need 30 million.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is reportedly interested in signing Genoa striker Diego Milito, 29, after flying out to Italy to watch the Argentine. (Daily Express)
Could of signed him a lot cheaper a year ago. If Genoa can sneak into the Champions League, Redknapp would be in for an uphill battle convincing Milito to make the switch.
Manchester United fear Cristiano Ronaldo could quit English football because of a lack of protection from referees. (Daily Mail)
If Ronaldo was going to quit English football cause of the referees he would of do so along time ago. Him getting kicked around is nothing new.
Newcastle’s players believe the current caretaker management duo of Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood is not good enough to keep the club in the Premier League and want former England boss Terry Venables brought in as an emergency manager. (The Sun)
With only eight games left and two points back of 17th place Blackburn the time to press the panic button is now. Playing Michael Owen wouldn’t hurt either.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has blasted Fabio Capello’s decision to call-up Ledley King to the England squad as he can barely train with the Spurs squad due to a persistent knee injury. (Various)
King himself has pleaded with Capello not to pick him and said he may retire from international football in order to save his career. (Daily Star)
Ledley King is a weird call up. He may been the 3rd best English defender if healthy but he’ll never be healthy.
Liverpool co-owner George Gillett could strengthen his position at the club if he decides to sell his ice hockey team, the Montreal Candiens. (Various)
Or, Gillett is edging towards the Anfield exit door after instructing a finance company to look at his assets. (Various)
Gillett will have a easier time selling the Montreal Canadiens (not Candiens as written) then trying to sell 50% of Liverpool where any new owner wouldn’t be able to put his own stamp on the team.
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