Tidbits: Transfer Rumours

Tottenham Hotspurs

Harry Redknapp is willing to sell Roman Pavlyuchenko for the right fee.

“If he wants to leave and somebody wants to come in and pay the money for him that he’s worth we would have to look at it,” said Redknapp.

“I had a chat with him a couple of weeks ago and he said he felt he wanted a move,” added Redknapp

“But somebody has to come and make an offer that the club accepts and is a good enough for us to even look at it, otherwise there is no chance of him leaving.”


Benitez wants to bring in Atletico Madrid’s Maxi Rodriguez on loan. The Argentine has been linked to Boca Juniors as well, so Benitez will have to make his move fast.

He has also been offered Olympiakos right back Vasilis Torosidis as a replacement for the injured Glen Johnson.

In order to raise funds, Benitez is willing to let go off Babel, Voronin, Degen & Dossena, but they don’t seem to be generating much interest. There were offers for Babel but the player himself was not keen on moving.


Long time Chelsea target Franck Ribery has refused to sign a new Bayern Munich contract, fuelling speculation that he could be on his way out of Germany. Chelsea are now in the clear to make their speculated £45m bid for the French international. His agent said that he will see out his contract till the end of the season, and then look for oppertunities elsewhere. Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is reluctant to sign the star in January and would prefer to wait till the summer, however Chelsea’s transfer ban may be instilled by that point. Rumours that he had signed an agreement to move to Real Madrid have somewhat dissapated, but I do predict that Florentino Perez will raise his head soon. And both the Manchester clubs were also interested in him. I sense there will be a frenzy for Ribery’s signature.


Manchester City
I’d already written about how Mancini is apparently plotting a move for Ibrahimovic in my Blaugrana Blitz. It has emerged that he would also like Maicon.

“I would like Maicon,” said Mancini. “With Ibra there’s always been a rapport of great loyalty. He’s world class. Which manager in the world wouldn’t like Ibrahimovic?” said Mancini.

Ibra has remained very close to his former manager and said of him: “Mancio will change the mentality of the club because he is a great coach,” he said. “Only the great coaches are able to guide the great players.”

I however don’t see this going through because:

1. Ibra has just made his dream move to Barca and is fitting in really well with the team. Why leave the best club in the world, that you are an intergral part of to play for a team that doesn’t even play Champions League football?
2. It’s the January transfer window. For Manchester City, transfer window=silly season. last week it was rumoured they wanted Henry and Toure (For the Blaugrana Blitz on that click HERE) Last year came that audacious bid for Kakà. They seem to always want everyone. But they seldom land the big names. We will

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