The ever constant talk of Pellegrini’s future is always making headlines these days, even after Perez and Valdano came out to publicly support the manager. Talk is that if he doesn’t put in a good show against bitter rivals Barcelona (Nov 29) he will be sacked. The most recent Suitors for the position? Mancini, Aragones and…wait for it…Sven Goran Eriksson!
In the middle of all the crazy, Barca president Laporta admitted that when Barca was tying up the Ibra-Eto’o deal, Inter made inquiries about the availability of Lio Messi! Let’s not forget earlier rumours that Messi’s father and agent, Jorge, had a gentlemens agreement with Inter to have first choice on Messi if he ever decides to leave Barca! Hmm, I don’t see it happening, maybe when he’s past his best Barca will let him go, just like what happened with Ronaldinho …
Milan defender Gattuso blames Real Madrid’s lack of fitness training for Kaka’s dip in form. He says that his former teammate has ben looking “flat” recently because he hasn’t been concentrating on his physical fitness.
Atletico Madrid are chasing out of favour Inter winger Ricardo Quaresma in a bid to strengthen their squad. The Portuguese international is said to be desperate to get first team playing time to cement his place in the national team for the World Cup next year. He’s had luke warm spells with Chelsea and Barcelona in the past.
Finally, a scorned former Real Madrid mid fielder had said he misses “absolutely nothing” about Madrid. Wesley Sneijder was pushed out of th Los Galacticos dressing room in August after the arrival of the “superstars,” as Madrid didn’t see the need for his services any longer. He is enjoying life in Milan, the people, the atmosphere, the football. He went on to say that Inter are “more of a club, more teamwork” OUCH