Cole to stay? Reyes on his way.

Lots of transfer news this morning! Unfortunately it all involves players leaving rather than anyone coming in.

Chelsea have told Arsenal they won’t increase their offer for Ashley Cole and have broken off talks according to reports. What a pack of cunts. It’s not like they can’t afford it. I mean, if they can pay £24.5m for that hideous cunt Drogba then they can easily lash a few more quid for the much less hideous but no less cunty Cole. Very swish of them to make an announcement on their website too. So professional.

From our point of view I’m happy that the club aren’t letting him go unless their valuation is reached. He has a contract with us, we hold all the aces. So, I suppose unless something happens like Chelsea increasing their bid the little shite is ours for the season ahead. We should make him sweep down the stands after each game.

Regarding José Antonio Reyes the Real Madrid sporting director, Predrag Mijatovic, flew to London yesterday for discussions with Double-D about a transfer. The Spanish press are reporting Real have offered €15m and Arsenal want €18m. New coach Fabio Capello says Reyes is a ‘magnificent player’ while José himself says:

I want the matter to be resolved as soon as possible. My family and I are worried [the transfer] might collapse but I am hopeful things will be sorted in the end. The sooner it’s sorted, the better.

Does anyone really think this is all just made up press bullshit now? If you do you’re dreaming and the denials on the Arsenal website after each one of his come and get me pleas look ridiculous now. It looks like it’ll be Adios José sooner rather than later. How we replace him is another matter.

After the impressive display against Zagreb Gilberto has been full of praise for the youngsters, saying:

I think next season they will improve a lot because they have more experience now. It is a bit too early now to say too many things, but they have a hunger inside them to improve and help the team.

It’s a good point, we shouldn’t underestimate the value of their exploits last season. Reaching the Champions League final and coping with the pressure of the last couple of months of the season to finish 4th will have done them the power of good.

Crisis of Identity – a column by Chemi.

And that’s it. It’s been a busy week so far, eh?

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