Football news – Gillett invites DIC to Champions League semi, Man City want £20m Jo, Valencia sack Ronald Koeman


22nd, April 2008

EMP-5161297.jpgLiverpool co-owner George Gillett has invited prospective new owners Dubai International Capital to the Champions League semi-final with Chelsea. BBC Sport
Manchester City are close to their highest ever transfer pay-out after reportedly agreeing terms to pay £20m to CSKA Moscow for Brazilian striker Jo (pictured, left) – surely Jo is the man with the shortest name in football (as well as the best crackhead haircut)?
Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Lucas has described Rafa Benitez as the best manager in the world. The Sun

Former Dutch international Ronald Koeman has been dismissed as coach of relegation-threatened Valencia and replaced by Salvador Gonzalez ‘Voro’ – that’s what you get for winning the Copa del Rey. Guardian
Funniest joke of the day: Thierry Henry has been urged to quit Barcelona and sign for Aston Villa by Villa striker John Carew. Look into my eyes, not around the eyes… Mirror
Internazionale president Massimo Moratti has denied that Jose Mourinho has agreed a deal to become their new manager. Whatever. Sky Sports