Monthly Archives: July 2007

Rossi Headed To La Liga

Manchester United have sold young striker Giuseppe Rossi to Spanish side Villarreal. Rossi’s future had been the subject of intense debate for most of the summer after an impressive loan spell at Parma at the end of last season. The deal is subject to a medical but is expected to be completed before the end…

Smith To Join Toon?

Alan Smith is reported to be in talks with Sam Allardyce today about a £6m move to Newcastle. The Manchester United footballer is said to have rejected the chance to join Middlesbrough, while Sunderland, Everton and West Ham have all been linked with a move. But the Manchester Evening News claims that Smith will plump…

Deco tempted by Mourinho reunion

Barcelona midfielder Deco has admitted he would be tempted by a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. The Portuguese playmaker was the creative lynchpin of Mourinho’s all-conquering Porto side before moving to the Nou Camp, where after a scintillating start to career in Spain he appears to have fallen out of favour. Summer speculation has…

Adu Flying To Seal Eagles Move

Real Salt Lake have revealed that Benfica has agreed a fee for Freddy Adu. The U.S. Under-20 star will fly to Lisbon on Sunday to complete the transfer by signing a five-year contract with the Portuguese giants. “Major League Soccer and Real Salt Lake have given permission to Freddy Adu to travel to Europe to…

U.S. Ladies Steamroll Japan

The U.S. Women’s National Team got a powerful header from Shannon Boxx in the first half, and second half strikes from Kristine Lilly and Abby Wambach to record a rousing 4-1 win over a feisty Japanese Women’s National Team on a gorgeous night at Spartan Stadium. A crowd of more than 11,000 saw the USA…

Heinze Decision Day Draws Near

Monday, August 6 promises to be D-day in the Manchester United career of Gabriel Heinze. The Argentina defender has taken the extraordinary step of seeking legal advice to see whether he has grounds for pursuing a complaint against his club over their refusal to sell him to Liverpool. Heinze’s action is staggering and will almost…

Fergie – Tevez Is Our Player

Sir Alex Ferguson admits he already considers Carlos Tevez to be a Manchester United player. The Premier League champions are waiting to conclude a deal to sign the Argentine striker from West Ham United. Fifa has recommended the Court of Arbitration for Sport rule on the matter, while Tevez’s agent Kia Joorabchian has issued a…

Sven Factor Sways Petrov

Martin Petrov has admitted the reason he joined Manchester City was because of manager Sven-Goran Eriksson’s reputation as a top coach. The Bulgaria winger, 28, sealed a three-year deal at Eastlands following a £4.7million move from Atletico Madrid. City won the race to secure his signature ahead of a number of European clubs. He looked…

Robben Saga Takes New Twist

Arjen Robben’s proposed move to Real Madrid took a further twist when Chelsea revealed the Dutch winger was omitted from the squad which drew 1-1 with Feyenoord because of a knee injury. Just hours after Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon claimed the deal hinged on the London club’s willingness to do business, Robben was left…

Mellberg Winking At Toronto FC

Aston Villa defender Olof Mellberg says he could one day follow former teammate Juan Pablo Angel to MLS. The Sweden captain, a good friend of Maple Leafs star Mats Sundin, has already discussed the basics with Toronto FC coach Mo Johnston. “Yes, I have talked about the possibility of playing in North America,” Mellberg told…

Barca Not In For Lampard

Ronaldinho admits he would like to have Frank Lampard as a Barcelona team-mate, but boss Frank Rijkaard does not expect it to happen. The Chelsea midfielder has been often linked with the Catalans but has two years remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge, and Rijkaard stressed Barcelona are not planning to move for the…

Crouch Senses Strike Solution

Peter Crouch believes the plethora of striking options available to manager Rafael Benitez will hold the key to Liverpool’s bid for the Premier League title this season. The manager has invested heavily over the summer to re-enforce the Reds’ attacking corps, bringing in Fernando Torres, Ryan Babel and Andriy Voronin while recouping some of the…

Kaka Rules Out Madrid Move

AC Milan playmaker Kaka has ended speculation over his future by declaring the “door is closed” on a move to Real Madrid, even though he has admitted to meeting with the Spanish champions. The Brazil ace has reportedly been the target of a world-record bid from Madrid, but insists he sees his future with the…