So, Manchester United have offered the father of Italian youngster Davide Petrucci, who they recently signed from Roma, a job as a gardener. If his son lives up to his potential, he’ll be hiring his own gardener in the future.
The Sun says that Manchester United are set to make a 25 million pound move for Tottenham’s Dimitar Berbatov.
Rumor Rating: 3 – Frankly, there are cheaper (and just as quality) options available, but hey, who am I to tell them what to do with their money?
Could United make a move for Sergio Ramos? They’ve made an enquiry for the Real Madrid defender, but there hasn’t been an official bid at this point.
Rumor Rating: 2 – Ramos’ response to the interest: “One thing I would ask is what clubs are not interested in a player like Sergio Ramos?” Modesty is not his strong suit, is it?
According to the Daily Mirror, Arsene Wenger is a little unsure about the fate of Arsenal’s move for Marseille’s Samir Nasri, as he has yet to agree personal terms with the player, and any difficulty could allow Atletico Madrid to swoop in for him.
Rumor Rating: 3 – Atletico could offer Nasri more starts right off the bat, so that could very well sway him.
The Daily Mail says that Tottenham could splash out 9 million pounds for PSV goalkeeper Gomes, whose penalty shootout heroics knocked Spurs out of last season’s UEFA Cup.
Rumor Rating: 4 – Things have deteriorated for Gomes in Holland, despite all of the success the Brazilian has had over the last four seasons, as he’s unhappy with developments over the last several months.
Portsmouth are going after Peter Crouch for 10 million pounds, but if their bid fails, Eidur Gudjohnsen could be a back-up option at 4 million pounds.
Rumor Rating: 3 – Why go for just one when you can get both?
PSG have told Middlesbrough that they won’t sell midfielder Didier Digard for less than 4.5 million pounds, so Boro will have to step up their game in order to nab the France U-21 international.
Rumor Rating: 4 – This shouldn’t prove to be a stumbling block, so he should be a Boro man in the near future.
Inter Milan are reportedly in negotiations with Valencia over winger Joaquin, and an 11 million euro fee could be agreed upon soon.
Rumor Rating: 4 – It’d be a big financial loss for Valencia, as they bought him for 25 million euros two years ago.
Derby striker Kenny Miller has joined Rangers for two million pounds, making his return to the club where he played from 2000-01.
Rumor Rating: 5 – If he can find the net regularly, Rangers fans will be able to forgive him for not only being in the Celtic shirt, but scoring against Rangers in the Celtic shirt in the 2006/07 season.
Rangers are in the market for another striker, as the agent of Montenegrin striker Milan Purovic, who plays for Sporting Lisbon, could soon move to Scotland for two million euros.
Rumor Rating: 4 – The 6’4 Purovic has only been at Sporting for a year, and he didn’t make a big impact in that short time, but he’s only 23, and he did have a decent scoring record in his previous stops (33 goals in 90 matches with Red Star Belgrade and a club back in his homeland.
Well, it’s a pretty short day in rumors, because hey, it’s the weekend! So, what do you think about today’s abbreviated roundup? Should United splash the cash for Berbatov?
Chime in, chip in, and I’ll be back tomorrow!