Well. we’re approaching the end of another season of English Premier League football. The Premier League title has just about been clinched, the Carling Cup definitely has been and we’ve still to see who wins the Champions League and the FA Cup.
All of which means it’s a pretty good opportunity to spread some unlikely transfer rumours and indulge in a little speculation about who’s going to be playing where next season.
Joe Cole is the big current story and it looks like he’s not part of Kenny Dalgish’s plans for next season (that’s if Dalglish is part of Liverpool’s plans next season). He was brought in by Rafael Benitez who was subsequently shown the door. Cole is now 29 and could easily find a club back in London where he could spend the last few years of his career.
For Arsenal fans there are some worrying rumours surrounding their players – midfielder Samir Nasri still has not signed a new contract and Chelsea, Manchester United, Inter Milan and Manchester City look interested. Gael Clichy is another player attracting attention from other clubs, specifically Liverpool and lastly, Arsene Wenger could be a target for Real Madrid as they prepare for the departure of Jose Morinho back to the Premier League. In fact, one wonders what the odds are of Wenger and Morinho swapping places – that is if Morinho hasn’t got something lined up already – the internet rumour mill will shortly be in full swing.
A slightly odd story, also from Liverpool, regarding Serbian international Milan Jovanovic who apparently hasn’t liked Liverpool since he arrived and, like any insular character, only wants to live where there are a bunch of Serbians to converse with. To be fair to him he was bought by Rafael Benitez and may not be getting a look-in now that Dalglish is manager but there you go. Wants to go to Belgium apparently. More Serbs.
Lastly a quick word for noted half-wit Mario Balotelli who has notched up ten thousand pounds worth of parking fines and had his car impounded 27 times since he has been at Manchester City. Idiot. Anyway it’s a good excuse to show his pathetic attempts to put a training bib on.