Transfer news: Fabregas to Real Madrid shocker!

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Real Madrid? Really? Hmmmmm….

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Anyone who has sat patiently through The Godfather will attest to the fact that sometimes in life things can plod along to the point of self-harm, then suddenly burst into life and take you on a magnificent journey.

You just need to sit it out, and wait for that metaphorical moment when Michael Corleone shoots a man in the head.

All of which leads rather clumsily to the transfer window, which has so far been completely rubbish, but now appears on the verge of slapping everyone upside the head.

Thanks to hard-hitting sports journalists from the likes of The Daily Mail, The Sun, Marca, The Guardian and others, here’s what we have uncovered today:

In the most “surely not!” of rumours, there have been whispers of Cesc Fabregas heading off to Real Madrid in return for Gonzalo Higuain – a striker rumoured to very much tighten the Wenger pantalons. This would, of course, provide a massive punch in the pants for Barcelona. But could Wenger really do it? A hunch suggests not.

In loan news, Espanyol are going to have a crack at kidnapping Roque Santa Cruz from his rather flaccid Man City experience. Whilst Bologna are keen to take Federico Macheda from the other side of Manchester in a short term deal.

Plus, Kenwyne Jones is likely to leave Sunderland and head in the direction of Birmingham, Tottenham, or beautiful Stoke. On a permanent basis.

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