Monday, June 29, 2009

Ronaldo to Complete Real Transfer July 1

Cristiano Ronaldo will complete his world record £80m move from Manchester United to Real Madrid in two days time, July 1. He`s agreed a six-year deal.

United have now confirmed on their website that the transfer had been finalised.

Real Madrid have announced that Ronaldo will be presented on 6 July at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Manchester United & Real Madrid Favourites to Sign Valencia

Wigan Athletic`s chairman, Dave Whelan, has made it known that Antonio Valencia will decide whether to join Manchester United or Real Madrid when he gets back from holiday tomorrow.

Offers in the region of £14-18m have been made for the 23-year-old. One report suggests that Manchester United are ready to include Portugal international winger Nani as part of any deal.

Whelan has made it clear that the player himself has the final say as to where he will move to.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tevez Leaving Manchester United

Carlos Tevez has played his last game for Manchester United. The Argentinian has decided he no longer wants to play for the Premiership Champions as he doesn`t get enough games.

Despite offering £25.5 million for him, a five year contract, and top wages, Tevez couldn`t be persuaded to stay by Sir Alex Ferguson.

Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester`s other main football team, Manchester City, are al thought to be interested in signing Tevez. Reds fans will be disappointed to see him leave. He was a firm favourite, known for his willingness to never give up on lost causes on the pitch.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Manchester United Hopeful of Signing Valencia

It looks like Manchester United will win the battle against Liverpool to secure the services of Ecuadorian Antonio Valencia, from Wigan Athletic.

But United may not want to finalise the move until they have official confirmation the world record £80m transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo is completed with a medical in Madrid.

Real Madrid and now Bayern Munich are also very interested in the 23 year old midfielder.

£17 million on Valencia would see United make a handsome profit from the sale of Ronaldo, but how he compares skill-wise is yet to be seen.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

£80 Million For Ronaldo

It appears the Cristiano Ronaldo saga may be over.

It looks like he`ll be moving to Real Madrid for a reported £80 million.

United said in a statement today that talks could begin over a possible transfer to the nine-times European champions. Matters are expected to be concluded by June 30.

Manchester United will have a lot of money to go into the transfer market and replace Ronaldo with some equally top-class players.

I don`t want Ronaldo to leave, but I will certainly be glad not to have another summer of will he go/won`t he go.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Manchester United being Sued by CSKA Sofia

CSKA Sofia are suing the Premier League champions for money they claim is owed for the development of Dimitar Berbatov.

The Bulgarian club have filed a lawsuit with Fifa and hired the international sports lawyer Professor Ian Blackstock to fight for what is known as a "solidarity" payment out of Berbatov's £30.75m transfer from Tottenham Hotspur on 1 September last year.

It was in 2001 that FIFA introduced this payment so that clubs who had developed players from a young age were compensated when the player had big-money moves later and CSKA claim United owe them around £475,000. CSKA and Manchester United have been unable to settle the dispute and CSKA have now asked for Fifa to intervene, with a hearing likely to take place in Zurich towards the end of June.

Berbatov, capped 68 times by Bulgaria, left CSKA for Bayer Leverkusen in 2001 and subsequently moved to Tottenham for £10.75m in the summer of 2006.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo could miss the start of pre-season training at Manchester United next month after withdrawing from Portugal's squad for Wednesday's friendly against Estonia with a suspected hernia injury.

Friday, June 05, 2009

United Want £75 million for Cristiano Ronaldo

The saga of will Ronaldo move to Real Madrid has started up once more. It has become a natural occurance at the end of every football season.

It seems though that Manchester United will only sell Cristiano Ronaldo if they get the right price -£75 million. Time will tell if Real Madrid president Florentino Perez comes up with the stunning £75million the Red Devils will demand.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has made it clear that Ronaldo is his next target, to play alongside Kaka. Perez is convinced Madrid will land Kaka from AC Milan for £60 million.