By Chris Wright
Spain, Spain, Spain…tut tut. Here’s the round up…
Reminiscent of a young Peter Lorre ?
Rumour No. 1: Chelsea are ready to re-join Arsenal and Manchester City in the race to sign German international star Mesut Özil from Werder Bremen.
Özil impressed for his country during their opening game demolition of Australia in Durban last week, fueling speculation that the £20-million-rated midfielder will not be playing for Bremen next season.
Chelsea are believed to have a slight advantage of their rivals, as the London club made tentative enquiries about the 21-year-old when he left Schalke to join Die Grün-Weißen two years ago.
“What’s wrong with your head William?”
Rumour No. 2: Italian giants Juventus has offered a contract to Arsenal contract rebel William Gallas .
The Frenchman is set to become a free-agent when his current deal at the Emirates expires on June 30th and, after refusing to compromise on a further one-year deal, looks increasingly likely to be playing his football elsewhere next season.
The Best of the Rest: Valencia’s €30-million-rated winger David Silva has had a change of heart, and is now said to be weighing up a move to the Premier League with either Chelsea or (rather unsurprisingly) Manchester City – after initially admitting his reluctance to leave Spain last week.
Manchester City are still hopeful of tempting James Milner to Eastlands at some point over the summer,