Today’s gossip, rumours and damned lies
The man guilty of the worst miss since Ronnie Rosenthal embarrassed himself, is once again striking fear into the hearts of Spurs fans everywhere, threatening to join Juande Ramos in North London. Diego Forlan has revived his career in Spain, enjoying successful spells at Villarreal and currently Atletico Madrid, but his disastrous stint at Old Trafford will linger long in the memory. Still, the Uruguayan has scored a goal every other game in La Liga, and could prove an excellent asset for an imminently Berba-less Tottenham.
Mikael Silvestre to Arsenal
The want-away defender has been linked with most of the Premier League this summer, but appears to have finally settled on a move to Arsenal. Wenger revealed months ago that he was in the market for a powerful centre-half and though Silvestre will be a surprise choice, the experienced French international may prove a shrewd addition to his young squad.
The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Looks like a done deal
Stewart Downing to Liverpool
Rafa seems to have given up on brokering a deal for Gareth Barry and is now looking elsewhere for left-sided reinforcements. Middlesbrough’s Stewart Downing is said to be at the top of his list and a sizeable bid could force the hand of Boro chairman Steve Gibson.
The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: A distinct possibility
Fraizer Campbell to Hull
The young striker was instrumental in Hull’s promotion to the top flight and assuming United eventually land Dimitar Berbatov, Campbell’s first team opportunities are likely to be severely limited. Though Campbell has previously stated his desire to remain at Old Trafford, regular football at Premier League new boys Hull may be too good to turn down.
The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Another loan deal would suit both clubs.