It looks like the one solitary UK pound that Arsenal bid over the £40m really did trigger the clause in Suarez’s contract allowing him to talk to other suitors even if it did piss off US based Liverpool owner John Henry enough to tweet “What are they smoking down at the Emirates?” Louis Suarez has now officially submitted a letter of intent to Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers expressing his desire to talk to Arsene Wenger who has just failed in his bid to land Gonzalo Higuain who was last minute nabbed by Italy’s Napoli. Liverpool representatives have also this morning flown to Valencia to talk to Robert Soldado and Aly Cissokho in a reported £26m ($40m) joint bid. The profit from Suarez’s sale we think here at FAF Towers.
Wayne Rooney will be allowed leave Old Trafford ‘if’ Man Utd secure Fabregas from Barca who are holding out for £40 ($60m). The former Arsenal man unsure of his place after Gerardo Martino signed a two year contract to coach at the Nou Camp. The Argentine pipping a number of big name coaches to the job including Guus Hiddinck who left his job last Monday in the hope of landing the Spanish giant. Apparently Martino getting the nod at the behest of Lionel Messi – who’s says player power is dead? Although Fabregas won’t replace Rooney position wise, the £20m ($30m) will free up the money to spend £22m ($31m) on Everton’s Fellaini who’s contract clause must be triggered by August 1st. Moyles better get his finger out or he’ll miss everyone!
Tottenham Hotspur have issued a hands-off letter via their legal team to Real Madrid over star winger Gareth Bale. While the country of Spain is broke, obviously its football clubs are enjoying greater riches than the Royal Family but Real still don’t want to spend more than the £60m ($90m) that they have already offered but reports this morning from Spanish newspapers suggest they have done a deal for £73m ($110m) plus Portugese International Fabio Coentrao who signed for Madrid for £26m ($40m) just 2 years ago. Gareth Bale has a mysterious injury which keeps him out of today’s game V Sunderland in Hong Kong.