Whilst playing Monopoly there is always a situation where everybody has something everyone else wants. Everyone is far too stubborn to hand over the pink ones because people land on them a surprising amount of times so everyone is left with stand alone properties with no houses or hotels. That, is today's bizarre metaphor for United's recent attempt to sign anyone. Douglas (Pictured) Costa's club Gremio has at first seemingly rejected a £6.7m (About £4000 in monopoly money) bid. Then United decided to be gentle and try giving a trial (A get out of jail free card) to the lad. Still though, Gremio seem pretty insistent that he stays. Because Brazil has such a fantastic record at keeping clubs from hungry European clubs who like to feast on Brazilians.
Casillas obviously wants to stay at Madrid, Benzema doesn't seem to want to go anywhere, Valencia wants to decide his future at a later date (whilst no one is on the edge of their seat), Ribery wants to go to Real and David Villa is too busy grooming his soul patch. This could be one of the longest transfer windows for some time at this rate. I expect a final day madness which sends the FA's paperwork staff into simultaneous heart attacks.
Manchester City are apparently in "pole position" for Tevez's signature according to Sky Sports. I'm unsure how exactly they got there? What sort of qualifying lap do you need to do to get in pole position for a transfer?
Atletico Madrid have also ruled out a sale for Sergio Aguero. Though since we're £80m loaded now we could easily tackle the auto-accepted £stupid-amount-million asking price and they'd be non the wiser.
Jack Rodwell recently stated Rio Ferdinand was his hero. Does this mean that perhaps Tribalfootball has gotten a rumour right? Has the world gone completely potty?
In non United news. The signing of Glen Johnson to Liverpool seems pretty much done and dusted. Glen Johnson will move on a 6 month loan before Liverpool accept half as much as they purchased him for to take him away.
On a rare occasion I will actually talk about International football. Spain crashed out of the Confederations Cup 2-0 to the USA last night after a very deserved victory. The entire globe is amused.
This blog was brought to you by;
- A couple of slow news days.
- Spending the day refreshing the Flag Counter.
- Hoping for a South Africa Vs. USA final of the Confederations Cup.