It’s day twelve of the January transfer window and I think it’s fair to say, the silly rumours are beginning to appear.
The first rumour which caught my eye today was Arsenal’s apparent attempts to sign Everton striker Louis Saha. The former Manchester United man has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park in recent weeks, with several Premier League clubs apparently interested.
Saha’s contract at Everton is due to run out at the end of the season and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is looking to take advantage of the situation.
It has been reported that Saha, 31, is unlikely to sign a new deal at Everton as a result of the club’s failure to meet his huge wage demands but would Arsenal be ready to cough up nearly £60,000 a week to sign the Frenchman. Only time will tell, but what do you Arsenal fans think? Would Saha be a good signing?
Anyway, another Everton player has also been linked with a move to London today. Midfielder Marouane Felliani is understood to be on Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti’s wish list. The Belgian international has been a revelation at Everton since arriving almost 18 months ago from Standard Leige. Despite Ancelotti stating he would not be entering the market this month, big names, including Felliani continue to be linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
It would be interesting to see Felliani in a Chelsea shirt, however I just can’t see it. David Moyes will obviously be doing everything he can to keep Felliani at the club and unless several Chelsea midfielders get injured in the next three weeks, I doubt anything will happen.
Finally, Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are ready to take advantage of Manchester United’s massive financial trouble. There is talk today that both clubs will make massive £70 million bids in an attempt to bring Wayne Rooney to La Liga. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has previously stated he would never let Rooney leave Old Trafford, however following the release of the club’s financial situation, the owners may think twice should they receive a bid of the rumoured £70 million.
Although I love watching Rooney week in week out in the Premier League, I would be fascinated to see how he would adapt to life in Spain. He is, without doubt one of the best player’s in the world at the moment and although it would be shame to see him leave, it would be intriguing to see him link up with the likes of Lionel Messi or his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.