Monthly Archives: July 2008

C Ronaldo Plans To Stand Up To Sir Alex

Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly planning to inform his Manchester United team next week that his transfer to Spanish giants Real Madrid is “non-negotiable”. A Spanish newspaper claimed that Ronaldo had sent a message to Madrid, which read as follows: “It’s OK. Next week, I’ll fix everything. I’ll go to Manchester and tell them my only…

Spurs Sign David Bentley

Tottenham confirmed they have completed the signing of England winger David Bentley from Blackburn. Bentley completed his medical at the North London club before the GBP 15 million transfer was completed. It is understood the deal could last up to six years. Premier League rivals Arsenal, the 23-year-old’s former club, will be receiving a percentage…

Altidore: We Should Be Feared

With so much attention giving to their challenging placement in the Olympic ‘Group of Death’, U.S. striker Josmer Altidore says it’s the other three teams that need to start worrying. The Americans will duel once each with the Netherlands, Nigeria and Japan – squads full of players with a recent record of high level youth…

Inter Milan Sign Sulley Muntari

Inter have sealed the signing of Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari from Portsmouth. The Italian champions have signed Muntari on a four year deal for a fee of around GBP 14 million. According to reports the capture of Muntari means Inter will no longer be pursuing England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard. Inter Milan director Gabriele…

Cesc Says No Real Madrid – Yet

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed his desire to join Real Madrid, but the Spanish sensation insists it will not be this summer. Reports emanating from Spain suggest Madrid president Ramon Calderon has lined up a big-money move for the 21-year-old after appearing to have missed out on signing Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. But…

Brad Friedel Seals Aston Villa Move

Aston Villa have signed Brad Friedel from Blackburn on a three-year contract. While the midlands club are refusing to state the fee, it is believed to be around £2.5million. Manchester City did express late interest in the American but Friedel confirmed his intention to join the Villa Park outfit. The 37-year-old was initially given permission…

MLS Downs West Ham 3-2

The MLS All-Stars defeated West Ham United 3-2 in Toronto. Chicago Fire Cuauhtémoc Blanco’s scored a goal and added an assist en route to being named the game’s most valuable player. West Ham got on the board first with a Dean Ashton goal in the 26th minute scoring on a low drive past MLS goalkeeper…

Monaco Set To Unveil Adu

Following a couple weeks of speculation, Monaco president Jérôme de Bontin is en route to the U.S. Olympic camp ground in Palo Alto, California to officially present season loan signing Freddy Adu. The Benfica attacker scored six goals in a limited role as a rookie last season, but the summer arrival of Pablo Aimar has…