Agent: Eto'o has agreed deal with Inter
Barcelona and Inter reached an agreement about a week ago and now Samu has agreed on personal terms with the Italian club. He will be part of a swap deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic which early rumours say includes a €40 million fee from Barcelona and Alexander Hleb on loan for one year.
“It’s done,” said Eto’o’s representative Josep Maria Mesalles.
“We have reached an agreement with Inter. Samuel talked to (Inter coach Jose) Mourinho yesterday and is very happy to be wearing the Nerazzurri shirt.
“All the details have been filed.”
“The deal’s sealed, next week he will start working with Inter. As soon as he signs the contract he will be at Mourinho’s disposal.”
There is no confirmation of his salary yet, but reports say he will earn €10.5 million a season over a 5 year contract
Titi disappointed to see his strike partner depart
“If he does go I will be sad because I will be losing a friend, and a great player,” Henry said. ( Collapse )
Barcelona sign Keirrison from Palmeiras
FC Barcelona has agreed a deal with Brazilian club Palmeiras to bring the 20 year old star striker Keirrison da Souza Carneiro to the Club. Barça will pay €14 million plus a variable of up to 2 million extra depending on the number of matches played. However, Guardiola admitted in a press conference a few days ago that the young Brazilian striker will leave on loan immediately after arriving
One of Keirrison's greatest ambitions has been to play for the Catalan club. When he signed his contract with Palmeiras, Barcelona were given specific buy-out privileges. (From FCBTransfers:)
|“Despite having more than four years left on his contract, Keirrison can leave Palmeiras without an extra fee. When he signed his contract earlier this year, a clause was inserted that allowed him to move at any moment to Barcelona, his favourite club since childhood (read more here). Sport claims that Keirrison also insisted that in his contract with Traffic a buyout clause would be included saying that he could leave to Barcelona for 15 million euro°. For other clubs, the buyout clause would be 50 million euro.”|
Ashley Cole: I hope Manchester City do better than Arsenal in the league
Ashley Cole has said that he hopes Manchester City break into the top four of the Premier League this season – and cheekily added that he would like them to do so at the expense of Arsenal, his former club who he left amid acrimony four years ago.
The left-back said that his aspirations for his own team, Chelsea, were clear: he wants to regain the Premier League title from Manchester United, something he values above the Champions League.
Cole said that City were a credible threat to Chelsea, United, Liverpool and Arsenal having spent heavily this summer – with the aspiration to still add John Terry to their squad.
“I think the players they are buying are good,” Cole said. “Obviously they have got Gareth Barry, who I know from England and he’s a good player. They’ve got Stephen Ireland, Wrighty (Shaun Wright-Phillips), Robinho, Adebayor, Tevez. They are all good players.
" I don’t know about breaking into the top four, that’s hard to say and you won’t know until you have seen them play a few times. This year might be tough but next year, you never know with the guys they are buying.
“I think it’s going to be hard for them but they could do. They may gel, click, straight away and it’s magic. But we can’t really say until we see them play. I hope they do it. I have friends there and I hope they do really well – and that they finish above Arsenal.
“It’s a tough old season in the Premier League and it’s only getting harder,” he said. “So to win that, you are true champions. Sometimes in the Champions League I don’t think it’s always the best team that wins it. It depends on how you play on a certain day.
"In the league you have to play well week-in, week-out. Man Utd won it last year and they were worthy champions and we just have to take it.”
For many at Chelsea – including club owner Roman Abramovich and captain John Terry – winning the Champions League has become the primary goal especially after five semi-finals and that penalty shoot-out defeat to United last year. But Cole, who has won league titles with Arsenal and Chelsea, feels differently.
“For some players they might want to win the Champions League but for me winning the Premier League again is my main aim for the season,” he said. “Of course it would be nice to go to another Champions League final and hopefully win it again one day but for me the Premier League is the best trophy to have.”
Cole said there are positive signs, so far, in the reign of the new manager Carlo Ancelotti who hopes to emulate the most successful coach in the club’s history – Jose Mourinho.
“We’ve just changed managers so it’s going to take time to assess the different qualities of both of them but hopefully we can win something with the new manager,” Cole said.
“He (Ancelotti) is a good guy. He’s trying to learn English a lot and he’s getting on very well with the players and staff. He’s brought in a few new ideas and hopefully we can put them into our play. We are starting to understanding the way he wants us to play now. It takes time.
"Now we are playing with two up –Didier played and Nico (Nicolas Anelka), Sturridge, Di Santo. We have a lot of guys up there so hopefully we can get used to the formation in pre-season and it will work when we start the season.”
Chelsea travelled to Baltimore on Wednesday for the third leg of their pre-season tour of the United States, facing AC Milan, Ancelotti’s former club, on Friday.
They defeated Inter Milan, Mourinho’s club in Pasadena, California, 2-0 on Tuesday with goals from Drogba and Frank Lampard, with a penalty, having started their tour with another 2-0 victory, against Seattle Sounders last Saturday.
They also face the Mexicans of Club America in Arlington, Texas on Sunday
You'll be at Man City before long greedy cunt, when Chelsea won't give in to your next wage demands. And he wonders why people don't like him? Dick.
BTW this is from The Telegraph.
It's been a long day for Rafa Benitez and his players after saying goodbye to Thailand and hello to Singapore - and we've been with them every step of the way.
# We were hoping for milder temperatures compared to Thailand - but not a chance. It's boiling hot but let's hope we're not hit by an unexpected monsoon-like downpour, as was the case after the match last night which resulted in us conducting interviews with Fernando Torres and Philipp Degen in pools of water. Thanks for stopping for us, guys - and sorry if your feet were soaked through!
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source and RAWK
Oh and if any of you take my captions seriously then you are all Cashley Coles.
Today I come bearing the first picspam ENTIRELY dedicated to a dutchy timid turtle Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Seriously girls, why doesn't he get enough love?!?! Maybe he doesn't show off his tights and undies as much as, for example, Becks, but the baby needs some love too!
Look at the pretty boy!
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Because we're ridiculously funny and obviously brilliant me and spainawards2008 somehow ended up helping those poor illiterate football people a hand with their biography, this of course very short because we want those poor illiterate football people to be able to read it, don't we?
WON'T YOU HELP TOO?! IT'S FOR A GOOD CAUSE!