NOT AGAIN. SURELY not again?
We thought Javier Pastore had finally left the Departures Lounge, after his supposedly imminent move to newly mega-rich club Paris Saint-Germain, but now it appears he might be going to Chelsea instead.
The club also seemed to have realised that their contingent of British and Irish players is dangerously low and are thus, interested in James McCarthy (see how I subtly avoided defining him as either Scottish or Irish and consequently, appeasing everyone?).
Someone who definitely is Irish – Robbie Keane – may continue his tour of English clubs, as he considers joining QPR.
In other news, it appears Arsene Wenger is not against the idea of buying decent central defenders after all. Their chairman has confirmed that they had a bid turned down for Phil Jagielka.
Everton’s Sylvain Distin isn’t happy with his club’s transfer activity apparently. But they signed Eric Dier… ERIC DIER!
There’s just no pleasing some people.
Michael Salgado has said Blackburn’s Venky’s ad “turned out better than I though”. Hopefully, there’ll be a DVD release with outtakes some day soon.
Elsewhere, ‘the dream is over’ as John Lennon once sang, as the world weeps for poor, old Luka Modric. It seems as if he will have to put up with his meagre wages of less than £100,000-a-week and stay with Spurs.
Finally, in what is easily the most shocking development of the day, QPR have made a bid for Blackpool striker DJ Campbell.
Ill-advised prospective transfer of the day: Craig Bellamy is a good player when fit, i.e. hardly ever. So why do Sunderland want to sign him?
Advised prospective transfer of the day: Wesley Sneijder to Man United… or anywhere. Our collective sanity depends on it.