Transfer Rumors (17 Jan 09): Manchester City plot move for Chelsea’s Terry, Manchester United to hijack Tottenham’s move for Wigan’s Palacios, Real Madrid warned off move for Aston Villa’s Young, and more
With the focus on football today, it’s a relatively slow day in transfer news and rumors, but I’ve managed to scrounge up many of the day’s best bits, including the latest on Kaka and Manchester City’s other potential dealings.
Analysis: Once again…this can only be good for everyone, right? Right?
Analysis: City would benefit more on the pitch from the presence of a guy like Terry than they would from Kaka, but you can nip this one in the bud. Terry is a blue through and through, but not that kind of blue.
Analysis: I imagine Newcastle would like to hold out for an eight-figure offer, but with each poor defensive performance, Given can’t be getting any happier about being where he is.
Analysis: No doubt Harry Redknapp will be a little less than pleased if United nick Palacios late, but until he signs on the dotted line, he’s up for grabs.
Analysis: There’s a lot of space between the two clubs in regards to a transfer fee, but it’s a positive sign that Zenit are quite willing to work on a deal. Maybe they can find a happy medium at £15m.
I didn’t mention it in great detail in yesterday’s roundup, but if you hadn’t heard already, Craig Bellamy stormed out of training at West Ham yesterday after being refused permission to talk to Tottenham about a £12m move. (The Mirror)
Analysis: West Ham are pretty adamant about not dealing with Tottenham, and that could give Manchester City some hope, but wherever he lands, it looks like another bridge burned by Bellamy.
The 16-year old midfielder has already broken into the Addicks’ first team, and his strike against Norwich in their FA Cup tie two weeks ago made him the youngest person to score a goal for Charlton.
Analysis: I don’t see him leaving Charlton for a little while, but any deal that Charlton eventually do for Shelvey, whether with Middlesbrough or one of his other many suitors, best involve a sizable sell-on fee for any future deal, because this kid’s got a wealth of promise.
Analysis: He’s still Manchester United’s for the taking, but as I said in yesterday’s roundup, these next few weeks will play a role in determining whether or not they actually want him.
Analysis: Well, to be fair, he does have a price, but it’s one well over and above what Real would pay for him right now.
Analysis: De Rossi is another player that would add some spark into Sparky’s squad, but it’d take a lot more than
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