Chelsea and Man City in hunt for Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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SWEDISH striking sensation Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be on the move this summer, say the French and Swedish press – with two English clubs in the running.
The PSG striker, who has never played more than 100 games for a club, is unsettled, says his agent.
He is quoted as saying: “In the transfer market, anything is possible. There are two or three teams in Italy who can buy him. Juventus, Milan and Inter.
“We also have Real Madrid, Chelsea or City. It will not be easy to buy him loose from PSG.”
Please, Premier League, make it happen.

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Sexy movie scene ruins Sneijder move

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WESLEY Sneijder’s proposed transfer to Galatasary has been rumoured to have flopped – due to a sexy movie scene featuring his wife.
Inter Milan’s Dutch international is after a move away from the San Siro, and it was rumoured that Turkish giants Galatasary were ready to swoop for the midfield maestro for six million Euro.
However following the news, footage of Sneijder’s wife Yolanthe Cabou playing a Muslim woman that seduces a young teenager in the 2006 film Turkse Chich was distributed on the internet causing outrage in Turkey, and it now looks like the deal has now fallen through.

Transfer Deadline Day – Taxi for Maicon to Manchester

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TAXI for Maicon! Manchester City have completed the signing of experienced Brazil full-back Maicon from Inter Milan.
The Barclays Premier League champions have announced that the 31-year-old has signed for an undisclosed fee on a permanent contract of unspecified length.
Maicon was one of five new faces manager Roberto Mancini was hoping to bring into his squad on transfer deadline day.
More interestingly, the move may be the catalyst for Micah Richards leaving for pastures new, with Newscastle rumoured to be interested in the England player.

QPR swoop for Bosingwa

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QPR seem to have jumped the queue to sign monobrowed defender and winger Bosingwa – what a coup.
The swift defender, released by Chelsea this summer, had been courted by Inter Milan, Anzhi Makhachkala and Monaco – but the Portugal international has chosen to stay in London.
Another fine piece of sumer business by Mark Hughes, whose squad will surely avoid a relegation battle this season.

Goaltastic’s posts of the year 2011

WITH the New Year approaching faster than a Gareth Bale counter-attack, I believe the time is right to recap Goaltastic’s best blogs of 2011.
And when I say best, I mean most read.
In reverse order, they are…
10 – Manchester City signing Clichy once cheated death.
9 – My hilarious Fernando Torres April Fools post
8 – “Rooney, Rooney, Rooney”
7 – Roman Abramovich gets his chopper out
6 – Suarez signing excitement
5 – Manchester United to sign favourite son’s son
4 – Massive boobs story nets huge internet traffic spike shocker
3 – Boring Nasri to sign for Manchester City announcement
2 – Macheda accidentally confirmed the Sneijder deal which never actually happened
1 – The greatest football rumour of the year bar none. Seriously, this never gets old.
Happy New Year!

Binge eating made depressed Tevez pile on pounds

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THE will-he-won’t-he transfer saga of wantaway Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez led the Argentine to binge eat over the summer.
Preparing to make his season debut for the Citizens despite a much publicised hankering for a transfer over the summer, barbecue king Tevez has confessed to piling on the pounds.
The striker, who had talks with Corinthians and Inter Milan fall down over the summer as well as a poor showing with Argentina in the Copa America, said his depression over the situation led to bouts of overeating and a spell in a clinic: “I had a personal crisis this summer. I put on five or six kilos and had to check into a clinic.
“I was depressed and so I ate and ate.
“Only my family and friends know this.”

Poor Villas-Boas’s family hate him for joining Chelsea

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NEW Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas should have stayed at Porto – that’s according to both his bank manager and his family.
When the Portuguese – who paid his own 15m Euro release clause in order to move to England – was asked about the amount Chelsea were paying him, he said: “I can assure you that Porto could beat that offer.
“They were ready to make a competitive offer for me to stay, but I took the challenge.”
In addition to the financial ‘hit’, he said that his own family were against the move.
He told reporters: “I’ve made some very difficult moves in my life. One of them was leaving a crazy salary at Inter Milan, as an assistant, to join the bottom club in Portugal, Academica.
“So I just felt it inside me that I should take the opportunity and the move.
“Against the will of everybody, against the will of my family, I took that.
“We have spent seven years moving around from London to Milan to Coimbra to Porto and now to London. This causes an emotional instability in any family.
“Let’s see if we’re speaking when I get back. Maybe my bags will be waiting for me at the door…”