In the most shocking event in world history, the Tuesday deadline by Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has come and gone without any word coming down about the eventual destination of Argentinian midfielder Javier Pastore. I know, it's difficult to believe that the word of a man who once claimed to be a dinosaur who invented the internet* could prove untrustworthy, but one of the most important life lessons you can learn is that Zamparini is a devious insane man and not to be trusted as far as you can throw him.
*If he can make things up, I can too.
It was a little bizarre that the day so hyped up by Palermo as the time we'd find out Pastore's ultimate landing point passed by went by without any rumours at all - I guess the media decided that it was Fernando Torres day and spent all of their efforts flogging that dead horse as hard as possible. I'm still pretty confident that we'll see Pastore at the Bridge before too long, but it sure would be nice if this thing didn't keep draaaagging out. Chelsea have specialised in stretching out transfers long past the time they remain interesting, and I wish they'd stop it.
Oh, there was one interesting rumour that wasn't a rumour. Over to you, Gregory van der Wiel!
It's just rumours. There are always a lot of rumours about me and none of it is true. So I really don't know what to think. I'm just focusing on playing for Ajax this year, and then next year there is the European Championship. Then we will see, what happens. I'm used to rumours, so it doesn't really bother me
-Gregory van der Wiel. Source: Onside.dk via Sky Sports.
Van der Wiel appears to be referring to rumours that don't actually exist, because nobody's heard anything about him for at least the past ten million years. If the rumours don't exist, and they aren't true, does that mean he is moving? It's all very confusing and strange. Oh, and finally, talkSPORT says we're interested in Manchester City's Adam Johnson, which is interesting only because I thought 'Adam Johnson might not be a terrible idea' earlier this week. I would link, but, y'know. TalkSPORT!
Anyway, I hope we hear more about Pastore soon and wrap the whole deal up before too long. Too much writing about The Antics Of King Maurizio can drive a man to madness.