Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez apparently said that Jose Mourinho “would not go down in football history.” The Real Madrid has responded by urging the Spanish midfielder to stick to what he knows, namely “playing football.” In a subtle swipe, he also claimed that Xavi did not need to be a nice person to be an idol at Barcelona.
There is a crazy story that claims that AC Milan may be preparing a 200 million euro bid for Christiano Ronaldo. The money would come from the Sheikh of Dubai who wants 25% of the club, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Poland’s coach Franciszek Smuda has told the press that Borussia Dortmund and Poland right back, Lukasz Piszczek will be going to Madrid. The fee is thought to be around 10 million euros.
Marca reports that Mourinho has identified Marouane Fellaini of Everton as the player he wants to add steel to the Madrid midfield, if he cannot persuade Bilbao to release Javi Martinez.
Roma have offered 3 million euros for Gago but that is not enough, and now Inter Milan may get involved. Gago impressed in Serie A but Roma are pleading poverty and may now lose out to their league rivals.
Finally, Hamit Altintop has still not signed for Galatasaray in Turkey and is believed to be demanding better personal terms.