January 19th, 2011

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Wait... WTF!?

Ramos transfer scramble begins after Ronaldo bust-up

Reports emanating from Spain this evening suggest that Sergio Ramos could be on the verge of leaving Real Madrid in the transfer window with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United on red alert.

Ramos, 24, has been at the Bernabeu since 2005 when he moved from Sevilla for a fee in the region of 27 million euros. The talented defender who can play at right back and centre-half was a key member of Spain’s European Championship win in 2008 and their World Cup win last summer.

The Madrid defender is considered one of the top defenders in world football and has been linked previously with the aforementioned English quartet. The versatile stopper will not be short of suitors if reports are confirmed that the club are open to offers for the Spanish international.

Reports in Spain suggest the reason for a move is a fall-out with star player Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as a breakdown in the re-negotiation of the player's new long-term deal at the Bernabeu. There is a suggestion Ronaldo has divided opinion in the Madrid locker room to such an extent, Ramos is seriously considering quitting the Bernabeu.
Renowned Le Parisien French football journalist Julien Laurens based in London, broke the news, revealing on his Twitter page that the talented Madrid defender could leave the Spanish giants.

“I've been told that Sergio Ramos could leave #RealMadrid. He would be perfect at #arsenal. World class player who'll bring winning mentality.”

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FB: Sergio Worth It

Cups galore today

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FB: Vida captain

The Return of the King ... and I'm not talking about Scousers

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Manchester United legend Eric Cantona will make a sensational return to football as the director of New York Cosmos.

The cult US team are on their way back to the MLS and are determined to revive the showbiz flavour of the side that shone in the 70s and 80s.

Cantona, who has distanced himself from the game since his abrupt retirement from United in 1997, revealed he was delighted to take the opportunity. He said: 'I am very honoured to join the legendary New York Cosmos. It's a big project, a wonderful project. The Cosmos are very strong, beautifully made, with a great past. It's kind of a mix between football and art.

'I will do everything I can to help us first find our way to regain the No 1 position in the United States, and then for us to become one of the best clubs in the world.'

Cantona has been tasked with assembling a squad capable of challenging for honours. Cosmos attempted to boost the growth of US football in the 70s when they recruited ageing stars such as Pele, Bobby Moore, Franz Beckenbauer and Euesbio. They eventually folded in 1985 after the collapse of the league.

Cosmos chairman Paul Kemsley, a former vice-chairman of Tottenham, has already installed Pele as president and is overjoyed to add Cantona to their ranks. He said: 'Three years ago, when I first had the idea of reviving the New York Cosmos, I couldn't have dreamt we'd be able to attract an icon of the likes of Eric Cantona to the club.

'It's a personal thrill for me, as he was one of my heroes, and it is a further endorsement to the global attraction and power that the New York Cosmos carries.'

The Cosmos were the flagbearer of the United States' North American Soccer League but they folded in 1985 after the league's collapse. Kemsley bought the naming rights and has Pele on board as club president.

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So, the King - and I mean the real one, not the inferior Scouse version - is back in football ... what do you think the appointment? One thing's for sure, press conferences could certainly get interesting again XD