The need for a mid-morning respite should be significantly reduced on a lazy, summer Sunday, but the bwinbetting rumour hoarders have been spearing nuggets of gossip with all the fervour of a clean-freak park ranger in the aftermath of a solid day’s picnicking.
It’d be inconsiderate not to share their wares, so here’s how the ever-morphing transfer picture looks according to the latest whispers:
An ankle injury may have stopped his stock swelling at the World Cup, but the German winger is still subject to plenty of interest.
Bayern Munchen, however, are refusing to be swayed by the clamour of their rivals.
The opportunity to raid the Borussia Dortmund’s crown jewel room isn’t something FC Hollywood pass up without a heavy heart, but chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the Bavarians are in ‘no rush’ to sign Reus.
His statement is open to interpretation; it’s either nonchalance or boasting of the eventuality’s inevitablity, but whatever the weather, it would appear as though he’s staying at the Westfalenstadion. Sorry, Liverpool and Manchester United.
‘Why always me?’ could well be the first thing the troublesome striker utters whenever he picks up a newspaper.
His move to Arsenal was iron-clad if you believe everything you read, but since the trail has ran cold it’s Liverpool – rated 11/1 to win the league – who are set to take the enigmatic hitman off AC Milan’s hands.
As little as £14m will do the trick according to the Express, though the absence of Southampton from his CV will prompt Brendan Rodgers to start the bidding somewhat lower.
The Stamford Bridge furniture clearance is apparently not over, with whispers growing in volume that Chelsea’s goalkeeping stalwart will follow Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole out the door.
Thibaut Courtois’ return from a three-year loan spell means the Czech stopper’s place is finally under threat after nine seasons of having his feet up.
Should the young Belgian usurp him, as he almost certainly will, Real Madrid are poised to capitalise.
Currently boasting the two best keepers in the Premier League, Jose Mourinho’s men are 19/10 favourites to win the title.