Notebook: Drogba & Terry fit for CL final, David Bentley to Chelsea, Ronaldo rejects Real Madrid rumours, Michael Owen turning Japanese?


13th, May 2008

Today’s tastiest Premier League morsels
• Didier Drogba says he and Chelsea team-mate John Terry will be fit for the Champions League final against Manchester United in Moscow. Both were injured in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Bolton, with Drogba hurting his knee and Terry dislocating his elbow. [BBC]
• Blackburn star David Bentley is convinced that his career in Lancashire is over. According to The Spoiler, “Bentley believes he will be earning at crust at Chelsea next season”. [The Spoiler]

• Cristiano Ronaldo has played down fresh rumours linking him with a possible move to Real Madrid, saying he is at the right club in Manchester United. [Sky Sports]
• Japanese side JEF United Chiba have not ruled out the possibility of making a shock move for England and Newcastle striker Michael Owen. The struggling J-League side were said to be considering an approach for the 28-year-old striker, according to a report in Japanese daily Nikkan Sports. [Teamtalk]
• Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to beat Chelsea and Arsenal by signing Welsh wizard Aaron Ramsey for £5million. The Man Utd boss opened talks to land the 17-year-old from FA Cup finalists Cardiff City just 24 hours after clinching the title. Ramsey is viewed as the long-term replacement for Paul Scholes. [Mirror]