By Chris Wright
The ‘B’ in ‘BLT’ stands for bread. Here’s the round-up…
Rumour No. 1: Newly-appointed Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is planning his first raid on the Premier League with a big-money move for a Liverpool star – just not the one he was expected to be coveting.
Mourinho is ‘desperate’ to add another rampaging right-back to his squad and, as Inter Milan are understandably reluctant to relinquish Brazilian powerhouse Maicon , the ‘Special One’ will turn to Liverpool’s £15-million-rated flyer Glen Johnson as an alternative.
Rumour No. 2: The agent of Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has told press in Spain that the Ivorian will be teaming up with his brother Kolo at Manchester City ‘very soon’.
Dimitri Seluk told reporters;
“I think we will probably close [Yaya’s] departure very soon. It is likely to be this week but at the moment we can’t announce anything.”
Toure is thought to have agreed terms on a €27.5 million deal to take him to Eastlands, and is now just waiting for the go-ahead from incoming Barca president Sandro Rosell – who will replace incumbent Joan Laporta at the end of the month.
The Best of the Rest: Veteran Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre is on his way out of the club this summer and is mulling over lucrative offers to finish his career in Russia and Dubai, with CSKA Moscow and Al-Jazira