January 18, 2006

Simao coming to Selangor!

No, I'm kidding.

I just want to mention that the Benfica management are real greedy chumps.

So here's the apparent story (culled from various sources on the web, which I can't be bothered to link to at the mo', cos I have work to do):

Liverpool's interest in a winger is not a secret. Liverpool's interest in Simao Sabrosa is also well-known. We tried to sign him last summer, but Benfica placed a £15 million price tag on him, and Liverpool do not want to budge past £10 mill. So the transfer fell through.

Now we're trying to sign him again, but same thing happening. However, this time, Benf**ka are bringing in the bogeyman into scaring Liverpool - the bogeyman being blue, rich and based at Stamford Bridge.

They're saying that Chelski are bidding £16 mill for Simao, and there's also rumours (created by Benfica, probably) that MU want to hijack the deal too.

It's all rubbish, of course. The Chelsea money card - like the Real Madrid card a few years ago - is pulled out quite often these days when the selling club is trying to jack up the transfer price. Despite the fact that Mourinho has said that he's not signing any more players during this Jan transfer window following Maniche's loan signing, the Chelsea rumours continue to surface. The fact that Chelski don't need another winger to be placed on the bench is another obvious reason.

Of course, the rumours (which has been played up by News of the World, so that should tell you how credible this all is) try to justify the story by saying Robben will be sold in the summer.

If Mourinho is going to part with one of Chelsea's brighter stars, he's dumber than I thought. But I'm guessing he isn't.

So why am I posting this if all this is rubbish? Because I haven't done much posting here, and I want to post something ahead of the big clash on the weekend... ahem.

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