Friday has brought a nutty end to what’s already been a wild week, as Man City has nabbed Fabian Delph, Liverpool reportedly met Christian Benteke’s release clause, Kiko Casilla heading for Real Madrid and the Portland Timbers picked up a new Designated Player.
And it’s been a busy day in the gossip mill as well, as teams across the world are tipped to nab new names for this Fall.
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Call this news if you like: Sky Sports is reporting that Manchester United expects David De Gea to leave either this summer or next. It’s not totally crazy, but if he wins a Premier League or UEFA Champions League title, perhaps he’ll want to become a United legend?
The Birmingham Mail says Aston Villa will use some of the Benteke money to snare Emmanuel Adebayor away from Tottenham. From the report:
He needs no convincing that the 31-year-old is still good enough to perform, however the sticking point comes with his huge wage demands.
Last season Adebayor picked up £170k-a-week as Manchester City were still paying a chunk of his wages and even now in the final year of his contract he earns £100k each week.
On top of that Spurs, who desperately want him off the books, are hoping to recoup up to £5million in a transfer fee which would make any deal incredibly expensive for Villa.
Everton has rejected a $30 million bid from Chelsea for young English defender John Stones.
Sky suspended betting on Charlie Austin joining Newcastle United, and that would be a welcome development for the St. James Park faithful. This on the heels of profit-turning Porto ready to spend big to take Anderlecht’s Aleksandar Mitrovic away from the Magpies.
Rafa Benitez says Sergio Ramos is not leaving Real Madrid, for Manchester United or any other destination.