David Moyes said today that he won’t even discuss a new deal until the end of the season, stating he wants to see how things pan out before committing his future to the club. I suspect he will exit the Merseyside club, but hope for the sake of the fans that I am wrong.
David Bentley has joined Blackburn on loan until the end of the season. Bentley left Ewood Park for White Hart lane five years ago but has failed to make any real impression and hopes this move will reignite his career. Rovers have also signed Manchester City youngster Karim Rekik on a similar deal.
Roberto Mancini has had to defend his position at Manchester City today claiming that his job isn’t under threat. He hit out at critics by saying they “know nothing about football” and that if he lost his job there should be 19 other teams in the league without managers. Mancini has also denied reports today that the club are in talks with Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama.
Swansea defender Chico has not given up hope of returning from injury in time to play in the Capital One Cup final. The club are also hoping that their star defender will recover in time but admitted it will take a minor miracle.
Manchester United winger Anderson admitted he has tried to leave the club several times but has not been allowed to leave as he has three years left on his contract. The out-of-favour midfielder is rumoured to be seeking a return to Portugal with the aim of regaining his place in the Brazilian national side.
Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini is being targeted by Chelsea to take over from Rafa Benitez sooner than the end of the season, according to his agent. The Chilean is contracted until 2015 but we all know compensation won’t stand in the way of Roman Abramovich getting his man.
According to sources in Spain, Liverpool are set to make a £19 million bid for Turkish midfielder Arda Turan, who currently plays for Atletico Madrid. The reds are also said to be eying up Nigerian striker Emmanuel Eminike in the event of Luis Suarez leaving the club.
Former Leeds United player Robbie Rogers has today admitted to the press that he is gay, and that he is ‘stepping away’ from football. The 25-year-old midfielder played 18 times for the United States national team. Tragically I think he has done the right thing in retiring from football, as fans aren’t exactly famed for their compassion.