The Champions League is hotting up, it’s Liverpool vs City this weekend and it’s seven years to the day since Tony Watt scored for Celtic to beat Barcelona in Europe!
But you don’t care about any of that, do you? Oh no. It’s rumours time…
Turkish Delight for Pedro?
Kicking off with the first of two Chelsea related rumours, Turkish giants Fenerbahce are interested in Pedro according to local outlet Takvim.
Now, as you may remember from the summer window, Turkish news sites have a patchy record when it comes to reliability. Meanwhile, this bit of gossip comes via the Daily Mail, who only link back to the original site’s homepage rather than a specific article, meaning we can only take their second-hand word for it.
Nevertheless, Pedro is in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and you have to say this sort of feels plausible, doesn’t it?
The 32-year-old winger, who has a handy knack for scoring in finals, has apparently been targeted by Fenerbahce’s sporting director Damien Comolli (remember him, Liverpool and Tottenham fans?) while the Mail say he will
Another player whose Chelsea contract expires next summer is goalkeeper Willy Caballero, or Willy Gentleman if you choose to translate it into English.
Speaking to AS (as quoted by SportWitness), it seems the 38-year-old Argentine is up for a return to sunny Spain, where he made his name, once the season comes to an end.
“I end the contract at the end of the season and we’ll see what happens in the future,” he said.
“I would like to return to Spain. Elche or Malaga? Of course, but it’s not just about what you want, it’s about [the clubs] wanting you and giving you the circumstances.”
Man Utd Look to Make it Rain in Spain?
It seems Free Willy is not the only one with eyes for Spain. According to Dani Meroño of RadioEsport Valencia, Manchester United’s head of scouting has been over checking up on a trio of players.
According to the journalist – whose reliability I cannot vouch for, sorry – the United scouting chief came to watch midfielder Carlos Soler in Agust and then came back this month to see left back Jose Gaya and wonderkid Ferran Torres, all products of Valencia’ academy.
Meroño signs off his tweet by saying United want to ‘regenerate the team and want to sign Spanish talent’.
The majority of the English press meanwhile has been saying for some time that United’s new focus is on young British talent, as it was during the summer.
Still, if you are the
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