The transfer window is practically in the last week and all the clubs are thus providing a finishing touch to their business. Each day is providing us with a set of news and today is no different. Here is a wrap up of all the main transfer related news of today.
Wayne Rooney- Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has now mentioned that Manchester United should not be worried to sell Rooney to Chelsea. He said that a change of outlook is needed from United and they should not be scared to let Rooney play in the same league.
“To me it is not a difficult decision because you want very much to keep Rooney or you don’t want to keep him?” said Mourinho. But that old-fashioned mentality of, ‘I don’t sell players to clubs in the same country’ – I think doesn’t help”, he stated.
He cited the example of Italy where the top players do change clubs with their own league and ultimately it helps to make the league better. Now it must be seen how Moyes reacts to this move of the Special One.
Vlad Chiriches- Tottenham Hotspurs may soon complete the deal of Vlad Chiriches from Steaua Bucharest, as reported by Sky Sports. The 23-year old defender was being scouted by Spurs all summer and now finally a deal seems to have reached between the two parties for a reported fee of £7m. Steaua Bucharest manager Laurentiu Reghecampf has confirmed the deal and has stated “Chiri’s condition is good and the clubs have agreed to transfer him. I’m very happy for him”.
“The two clubs have agreed to transfer him. I’m very happy for him,” Reghecampf said. “I cannot say the amount [for which he was transferred], but it is very high. It will be the most expensive transfer in the history of Steaua.
“The owner says that all there is left to do is sign some documents, but we hope he will help us on Tuesday night if he can.”
Chiriches, who has also played for Benfica, has 19 caps for Romania.
Wenger- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that he would not buy players in a hurry just to fill in the numbers and would wait for the right player to come towards the club. Arsenal have not conducted any major business this summer and thus it was expected that Wenger would make some signatures now to add strength to the squad which is now plagued with injury. ”
We are a bit short numbers-wise for the whole season, to go for all the competitions,” Wenger stated. “We have at the moment injured players, like (Alex Oxlade) Chamberlain, like (Mikel) Arteta. But we have as well not to panic and to make the right decision. Under pressure, that’s never easy. But we will do it.”
Gareth Bale- Despite Gareth Bale being the hot topic at the moment, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti snubbed Bale questions and preffered to focus on the game at hand. It is being reported that Bale has already arrived in Spain to complete his deal to Madrid and that it may be announced at anytime now.
“I don’t like to speak for two reasons, first of all because Gareth Bale is not a player of Real Madrid at this moment, and also because I need to have respect for my players. They are here and we are focusing on our game tomorrow,” he insisted.