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The Rumour Mill – Buffon goes to Milan and Barca want Forlan
May 22, 2006, 2:28 pm
Filed under: The Rumour Mill


Barcelona offered a record £50m bid for Henry, but after the player decided to stay with Arsenal, Barcelona switched their interest to Villarreal striker Diego Forlan. Spanish daily Marca says negotiations between Barca and Villarreal are well advanced, and that Frank Rijkaard sees Forlan as the perfect man to replace Swede Henrik Larsson, who is heading back home to Sweden to finish his career after two seasons at the Nou Camp. Forlan reportedly has a buy-out clause of 23million euros in his Villarreal contract, but that could be reduced to ensure a deal goes through. Nihat Kahveci is also Villarreal bound, so all looks good for Barca.

Milan close on Buffon deal

Buffon has been linked with a move to the San Siro for a few months now and although the match-fixing scandal that Juve are currently embroiled in could see them relegated, which would lead to the sale of the Italy international anyway, reports are now suggesting that he had already set his mind on a change of scenery before the revelations came to light. There has been speculation that Buffon is not enjoying the best relationship with coach Fabio Capello and now eyes a new challenge, with Milan keen to sign the former Parma custodian as they look to sort out their problems with current first-choice Dida. His performance have been erratic this season and he is under contract only until 2007.

And the rest.. 

John Terry will become the highest-paid player in the world this summer, according to The Sun. Billionaire Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants to reward his skipper with a five-year deal topping £130,000 a week.

Daily Mirror claim that Villarreal are set to splash £4million on Reading midfielder Steve Sidwell!

Nistelrooy is a target for Chelsea. United want around £10million for the Dutchman – pocket change for Chelsea. It is believed that ManYoo would prefer to sell their top scorer abroad rather than to one of their Premiership rivals – and the two Milan clubs are leading the chase. But the Daily Mirror reports that 'Ferguson will agree to sell Ruud van Nistelrooy to Chelsea – as long as they give them Eidur Gudjohnsen in part exchange.'


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Local newspapers here in London claimed that Ballack was being offered £130,000 a week by Chelsea and that Lampard is currently under negotiations for an extention on his contract and a new salary worth £140,000. He will be the highest paid player in the world.
In addition, rumour has it that Henry will be earning £120,000 which will make him the highest paid Arsenal player in history.
But these are all rumours so untill they put pen to paper we’ll have to wait and see.

Comment by Fawaz Al-Daihani

Fawaz, yeah i read about Lampard’s 140K , but i thought it was a joke because it was mentioned in the same news article as Terry’s hehe.

Comment by Carlsb3rg

did u hear about shevchenko’s latest comment. hes like i want to come to england so that i can understand what my american wife says when she talks to my son, cause playing with milan leaves me no time to study english!
thats the lamest excuse ever! he wants chelsea for tha money!!!!!

Comment by Yazeed

yeah.. i read it. pretty lame. Ana 7arramt shevchenko rumours. Will not blog about it untill something certain appears.

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