El cierre de registros es el 31 de Agosto, la temporada inicia el 13 de Agosto, ya cuando estamos a
solo 9 dias de iniciar,via el show de la premier league nos enteramos de los movimientos, estos
Altas: Gervinho (Lille), Jon Toral, Hector Bellerin (Barcelona), Carl Jenkinson (Charlton)
Bajas: Gael Clichy (Manchester City), Denilson (Sao Paulo), Mark Randall (Chesterfield), Roarie
Deacon (Sunderland), Thomas Cruise y James Shea
Altas: Shay Given (Manchester City) y Charles N'Zogbia (Wigan)
Bajas: Ashley Young (Manchester United), Stewart Downing (Liverpool), Nigel Reo-Coker, John Carew,
Moustapha Salifou, Robert Pires, Isaiah Osbourne, Harry Forrester, Arsenio Halfhuid, Durrell Berry,
Ellis Deeney, Calum Flanagan (all released), Brad Friedel (Tottenham).
A list of the top EPL players to be released on free transfers this summer has
been announced, with some high profile named players now without a club. Jonathan
Woodgate, Patrick Vieira and Matthew Upson will be on
the hunt for new clubs, while Manchester United finally released Owen Hargreaves
after he only played 11 minutes in 2 full seasons.
Gianfranco Zola believes that he has gained several years' worth of experience managing West Ham
United, although he has been in the post only since September 2008. Within days of taking charge,
West Ham's owner, BjÃ¶rgÃ³lfur Gudmundsson, suffered the financial problems that led to his
bankruptcy and the eventual sale of half the club last week.
Today's rumours are highly contagious. Here's the round up...
There's that winning smile we all know and love
Rumour No. 1: According to The Daily Express, Liverpool have offered a
three year deal (with the option of a one year extension) to Standard Liege striker Milan
Jovanovic as they hope to tie up a free transfer for the Serbian.
The king of the Coppa Italia, Roberto Mancini took his first step towards success in the English
equivalent when his Manchester City side won 1-0 at Middlesbrough in the FA Cup third round.
Mancini won the Italian Cup six times as a player and four as a coach and, having overseen two
league victories since replacing Mark Hughes at City, watched his new team advance comfortably with
a late first-half goal by striker Benjani Mwaruwari against the second division hosts.
I say "Forward, my friends! Forward!"
With the news today that Manchester City have signed star Paraguayan striker Roque Santa Cruz for
30M, I started thinking about the wealth of attacking options at the club.
The club literally has tenÂ (yes, ten!) strikers on the first team. In a traditional 4-4-2 lineup,
that would leave eight awfully unhappy men sitting on the bench.
The Zimbabwe international was sold to City during the 2008 January transfer window for a figure
quoted as Â£9 million, with Â£4 million of that to be paid up front and the remainder spread over
the length of the player's contract.
However, Portsmouth, who are fighting for their Premier League survival, are believed to be
willing to take less than the full amount should City settle before the end of the season,
according to a report in the Daily Mail.
The ever-popular Three Things series has expanded to include matchday action, and this weekend
we'll be dealing with the Manchester Derby. Some people saw this match in all its live glory,
others on the telly, and some not at all. Either way everyone probably saw it differently and
here's your chance to tell each other [.
Benjani Mwaruwari is caught between the fire and the frying pan. He is technically still a
Portsmouth playerÂ and the transfer fiasco that occurred on Thursday night when he arrived late at
Manchester City and could only partially rush through the paperwork implies that all is not well
for the Zimbabwean international striker.
The summer transfer market is off to a slow start because of the World Cup, but I expect it to
warm up soon with Man City, Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea, all expected to be active in this
The international transfer window opened signings on Wednesday, 9 June and will stay open until
1800 BST on Tuesday, 31 August.
City release big name trioManchester City trio Martin Petrov, Benjani Mwaruwari and Sylvinho will
all leave Eastlands this summer after the club opted not to offer them new contracts.All three were
used only sparingly by boss Roberto Mancini last season and their departures were expected, with
the Italian set to bring in a number of players during the close season.