Good evening everyone, by now you should be out of the cold, having endured what seemed like 20 hours of hard labour. All you want to do now is sit back and relax, put your feet up and catch up on the daily goings on in world of football. Enjoy the brew of your choice and have a read of today’s headlines.
Today has been a day of transfer speculation, mainly surrounding Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. The figure being thrown about seems to be around the 40 million pound mark, which maybe inevitably points to Manchester City. Reds manager Rodgers has denied this, saying that Liverpool are looking to add players to their squad rather than selling their best players.
While on the subject of transfers, Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris seems to be increasingly unhappy with his role at the north London club. He said the situation was ‘difficult’ but that he just has to stay professional.
More bad news for Spurs fans, influential midfielder Moussa Dembele seems to have lost his race for fitness ahead of the North London derby this weekend. Manager Andre Villas Boas said the game has ‘come too soon’ for the playmaker. AVB will have to come up with something to beat Arsenal, as he claims ‘We need to finish above Arsenal to finish in the top four, and Daniel(Levy) keeps telling me how important the game is’.
Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini stated today that he is happy at the club and is not looking to move away just yet. He continued to say ‘I want to play for one of the biggest clubs one day, but Everton are an ambitious club, I don’t think they’ll let their best players go just like that’. Many clubs are interested in the Belgium international, including Manchester United and Chelsea.
Another Chelsea target, Radamel Falcao has stated that he is not even thinking about a move away, as he stays focussed on the current campaign with Atletico Madrid. He went on to say he does dream of playing abroad in the future, but now he is thinking only of this season and keeping his performances at the same high standard.
A big topic of debate in the world of football has apparently been top of the agenda as Premier League chiefs met to discuss the financial restrictions being placed on clubs. While the majority of the clubs chairmen showed support for restrictions, there were differences of opinion on how they should be enforced. Arsenal and Manchester United for example feel clubs should be banned from operating at a loss, while others feel the restrictions should only be temporary regarding wage increases. But others feel there should be no restrictions at all, and that an owner should be able to subsidies any loss made by the club. The debate rages on and should hopefully be sorted out over the coming months, as the restrictions would take effect from the start of next season.
For more on today check out the Lunch Time Roundup by Thomas Brooks.