Silly season is almost over! Soon we will no longer hear of ridiculous rumors such as "Juan Mata has fallen out of favor and Tottenham are preparing a bid to take the unsettled Spaniard away" or "David Luiz is Barca bound! The wacky Brazilian tells his teammates he never really liked them and can't wait to join fellow countrymen Neymar and Dani Alves at the Bernabeu!"
Today is Friday, August 30th 2013. Today is the UEFA Super Cup. Today Chelsea will face Bayern Munich. Today Chelsea will break the hearts of Bayern once again. Today.....today is a good day.
QUICK ROUND UP ACROSS THE GLOBE:
- Kevin Prince Boateng has joined Schalke. Solid signing by Schalke, some are saying AC Milan did this to try to free up room for Kaka. But they would be wrong, Galliani has ruled out a move for Kaka after Milan secured the services of Juventus outcast, Alessandro Matri.
- Dan Roan, a BBC correspondent, has tweeted that the Bale to Madrid deal is finally almost done. He is saying Bale and Madrid have agreed to £10 million per year which comes out to about 192,000 per week.
Contract talks b'ween Bale camp & Real Madrid concluded today with agreed £10m/year deal. Now all's left is clubs to reach final agreement— Dan Roan (@danroan) August 30, 2013
- L'Equipe is reporting Kondogbia to Monaco will be finalized today with the player agreeing to a 5 year deal.
- L'Equipe also reporting Roma will miss out on signing PSG's Sakho and that AC Milan are going to make a bid for him. However, Le Parisien is reporting that Liverpool are preparing a €13 million bid for the out of favor defender. This will be an interesting one to follow up until deadline day.
- Sky Sports says Everton are interested in Wigan's James McCarthy.
- Steve Clarke has admitted he is interested in signing Victor Moses on loan.
- Turkish-football.com is reporting Galatasaray are preparing a €10 million bid for Bruma and have offered the youngster €2.2 million per year on a five year deal.
- Toby Alderwiereld has been linked with various clubs but is now set to join Atletico Madrid for €7 million.
- There's a rumor that Sam Hutchinson could join Vitesse on loan.
Now that we have signed Eto'o we need to replace the #respecttheumlaut because now we also need to #respecttheapostrophe. So, why don't we all just...