Monday, April 19, 2010

The onset of the silly season!

As the coming European football season is coming to a close many of us start looking forward to the onset of what is called the silly season, or more accurately the summer transfer window. During this time and in the run up to it news outlets and soccer sites begin to speculate (without much solid evidence) which player is being bought by which team and for how much. Also this is the time for club supporters to begin dreaming of the next big name signing for their club, see my previous article as an example.

Over the next few weeks and months I'll post some of the best, weird or down right ridiculous rumors out there and let you be the judge.

Check out a sampling of today's rumor mill:

-AC Milan are planning a £20m summer swoop for Manchester United's Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov

-Portsmouth are expected to announce that their debts total £119m when their accounts for the last financial year are released later on Wednesday.

-Cesc Fabregas' father, Fabregas Sr, has denied meeting Real Madrid director general Jorge Valdano at the weekend after reports continue to link the Spain international with a move to the Bernabeu.

-Atletico Madrid playmaker Sergio Aguero has expressed his admiration for Chelsea, describing them as "one of the most feared clubs in Europe" and London as being "a really amazing city to live in". The Blues have been linked with a big-money move for the Argentina international

-Gianluigi Buffon could be heading for Manchester this summer in one of the biggest transfer deals of the close season, and Italian sources believe City are poised to outbid United for a man ranked by many as the world's number one goalkeeper.

Let know if you hear any rumors around your club!

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