Footy In A Week

Quick overview..

Since I have not been able to post new stuff on the blog, here’s a quick overview of what has been happening around:

* Fiorentina and Lazio are back into Serie A, after both clubs appealed against the original ruling. They also had their points deduction reduced. Same goes to Juventus and AC Milan, as both had point deduction reduced as well, but Juventus are still dropping to Seria B, though they have a bettech chance on returning to Seria A next season. While AC Milan are now given back their spot in the Champions League (official declarion awaited). Inter Milan were also handed over last season’s 2005/2006 league title.

* Ruud Van Nistelrooy switched to Real Madrid afterall, after I had initially reported it two weeks ago.

* Valencia striker Mista has signed for Atletico Madrid, while Fernando Torres has declared that he will be staying at Atletico.

* Manchester United have signed Tottenham and English international midfielder Michael Carrick for 18m pounts.

* Chealse sold both Del Horno (to Valencia) and Duff (to Newcastle), while Liverpool gave up on Daniel Alves and signed Jermaine Pennant.


Thuram and Zambrotta sign for Barcelona
July 22, 2006, 1:23 am
Filed under: Italian League, Spanish League, Transfer Market

FC Barcelona has reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Lilian Thuram and Gianluca Zambrotta. Thuram has signed a two-year contract while Zambrotta has committed himself for the next four years.

Thuram and Zambrotta, together with the rest of the Barca squad who took part in the World Cup, will join up with the team for the tour of Mexico and the United States.

Real Madrid sign Cannavaro & Emerson
July 20, 2006, 2:53 pm
Filed under: Italian League, Spanish League, Transfer Market

Real Madrid have completed the signing of Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro and Brazilian Emerson. The Spanish club paid £13.7m for Juventus, a bargain in today’s prices.

New Real Madrid president Calderon has also promised to bring in Robben, Kaka and Fabregas. The club is also on the verge of officialy completing the signing of Nistelrooy.

Real Madrid sign Nistelrooy
July 15, 2006, 9:39 pm
Filed under: Premier League, Spanish League, Transfer Market

According to latest reports, Real Madrid’s new manager, Fabio Capello, has signed Manchester United’s Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, after having secured a transfer for a fee in the region of €12-14 million.

UPDATE: so far everything shows that Nistelrooy did not sign for Real Madrid yet, and is also currently in talks with Bayern Munchen.

Juventus to loan stars?
July 7, 2006, 12:50 am
Filed under: Italian League, Spanish League

Instead of losing out on their stars by selling them if the likely relegation comes, reports are suggesting that Juventus stars will be loaned out to Real Madrid, untill the Italian club returns to Seria A. Some of the names mentioned are Zambrotta, Emerson, and Cannavaro, which are also obviously chosen by former Juventus and new Real Madrid manager Fabio Capello.

What’s been going on with Liverpool
July 6, 2006, 1:41 am
Filed under: European Football, Premier League, Spanish League, Transfer Market

Liverpool have confirmed today that they have signed Brazilian Fabio Aurelio. The left full back moved on the bossman ruling from Valencia. Aurelio signed a four year deal.

More good news came to Liverpool’s way, as highly rated Chilean winger, Mark Gonzalez was granted a work permit. Gonzalez was initially denied a permit last season and had to be sent on loan to Real Sociadad where he set the club a light with his pace, trick and memorable longs shots against Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are still in talks with Marseille regarding a loan move for Cisse to the French club. Liverpool are also still looking for a right winger, and negotiations with Sevilla to bring Daniel Alves to Anfield seem to have stalled. So Benitez is looking at other options, with Pennant being the most possible solution. A rumour also suggested that Liverpool may try to bid for Joaquin, with a players plus cash deal. Zenden, Barragan and Dudek, all might be included in the deal.

Another player leaving the club is Hamann, who looks likely to move to Manchester City. Hamann was set to move to Bolton earlier.

Capello resigns from Juventus
July 4, 2006, 4:42 pm
Filed under: Italian League, Spanish League

Which is only logical after Calderon has won the Real Madrid presidency, and promised to bring the Italian to the club. Juventus announced Capello’s resignation today on their website.