Monthly Archives: March 2007

Inter Mooting Deco Move

Internazionale are preparing to make a move for Deco this summer as a possible replacement for Luis Figo, according to reports in the Italian press. As speculation mounts over the future of the Barça playmaker, the Nerazzurri are the latest club to be linked with him along with a number of Premiership clubs. Chelsea are…

Oliveira Relaxes In Brazil Camp

With his sister’s kidnapping crisis now capped by a happy ending, Brazil striker Ricardo Oliveira says he can go back to worrying about getting himself fit for their upcoming friendlies against Chile and Ghana. The AC Milan man is trying to come back from a knee injury that halted his debut Serie A campaign. “Right…

Revs Keeping Mum On Joseph

New England general manager Mike Burns says he is more interested in speaking to trade request submitter Shalrie Joseph than in speaking about him. The Revs midfielder recently went public with his frustration over stalled contracted talks. “We have read what Shalrie had to say,” Burns told the Boston Globe. “But until we have the…

Bayern Get Van Bommel All Clear

Bayern Munich midfielder Mark van Bommel will be able to play in the second leg of Bayern Munich’s Champions League quarter-final against AC Milan as his two-match ban was halved to one today after a UEFA disciplinary tribunal ruling on Wednesday in Nyon, Switzerland. The Dutchman was sent off with a second yellow at the…

Juve Deny Lampard Stories

Juventus sporting director Alessio Secco has distanced the club from speculation linking them with a move for Frank Lampard. The Chelsea midfielder’s agent was pictured talking to Juve executives last week and there were rumours that they wanted to sign the player to boost their hopes of making an impact on their expected return to…

Madrid Failed In Late Cavani Bid

Real Madrid made a last ditch bid to sign Edison Cavani from Danubio before the highly-rated striker accepted an offer from Palermo in the winter transfer window, his agent has revealed. The youngster attracted the attention of the Spanish giants after he hit seven goals in nine games at the 2007 South American Youth Championships…

Skipper Rushes To Simek Defense

Sheffield Wednesday captain Leo Bullen says defender Frankie Simek was hard done by when ejected during their weekend draw with Wolverhampton. The skipper claims part of the criticism should go to Wolves manager Mick McCarthy and his staff for wildy overreacting the American’s late challenge on Michael McIndoe in front of the away bench. “We…

Joseph Hands Back Armband

Disgruntled New England midfielder Shalrie Joseph has resigned the captaincy, and may go so far as to request a trade. The Grenada international says it was a move he didn’t want to make, but felt he had after contract extension talks stalled again. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be named captain of any…