It’s a quiet morning again the main story being Chelsea’s £32m bid for Steven Gerrard. Funnily though this Liverpool site reckons Arsenal are interested too. Not at that price. Chelsea are about the only ones who can afford him and you just feel this whole thing has been clevery orchestrated by Gerrard and his people. I bet there’s no chance of finding Stevie in a hotel room with Mourinho and Uncle fucking Fester. They’re also going to wrap up a £21m move for Shaun Wright-Phillips according to the Mirror. It was £18m last week and although there are rumours we’re after him too it seems he’ll be in west, rather than North, London next season.
According to Sky Sports we’re bringing in a young goalkeeper from Italy. He’ll have been ‘poached’ in the same way that we brought Arturo Lupoli from Parma. Atalanta keeper Vito Mannone could cost us around €500,000 in compensation and he’s tipped to be the next Dino Zoff, Walter Zenga and Luca Marchegiani rolled into one.
A quick look at the Spanish press sees Robinho saying he only wants to play for Madrid and little scamp hasn’t turned up for training for his club, Santos, this week. Another Wiltord. We’ve dodged a bullet there, let me tell you. One of the Catalan dailies lauds Arsenal.com for it’s Cesc week, about the only time that site has been in any way Cescy. Sorry. I was actually in his home town for a wedding last Saturday. I was sure I saw him on the beach building sand-castles and throwing jellyfish at people. I might just be mistaken though.
Hopefully things will pick up a bit for tomorrow’s life-saving edition of Arseblog. Stay tuned.