Junior Hoilett has signed for Borussia Monchengladbach, apparently.
Good move, tbh. CL football, and a decent team in a top league.
PSG in for Ibra, reportedly making a 40m bid - not sure if that's € or £. Also in talks for Kaka and Dani Alves.
Surprised about Hoilett going to Germany after reported interest from English clubs. He was the bright spark for Blackburn in their relegation campagn, think he'll do well for Borussia.
Thiago Silva to Barca seems to be floating around, quoting €40M.
I'd be surprised if it happens, paying that much money for a 28 year old CB.
Didn't realise Thiago was that old (well he's actually 27 according to Wikipedia). He'd be an amazing signing nonetheless imo, I rate him very, very highly and I think he is probably one of, if not the, best defenders in the world by ability as well as form, particularly the season before this. He's quick, strong, good with the ball, reads the game beautifully and is just an all round top center back. Ideal signing for Barca tbh. Price is a bit hefty, but high prices for players don't surprise me much these days.
Thiago isn't reliant on pace so he can be around for 5 more years at least, but still, 7 million plus 7 million a year for 5 years is too much imo. He'd be a decent buy at 25 million quid, more than that and I just don't think its value for money because barca's squad needs improving elsewhere too.
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Lille are in negotiations for Marvin Martin, to replace Hazard I presume. Fee yet to be agreed.
Just watched the first half of Ukraine vs. Turkey match. Currently 1-0 to Turkey
Ukraine have been utterly abysmal. Turkey have completely controlled the game.
I'd go as far as to say Ukraine have a 0% chance of getting out of the group stages. The players have showed no passion, no urgency, nothing. They just look like they don't want to be there.
Nuri Sahin and Arda are two very sublime players. I know Sahin has been linked with a move to Galatasaray, very surprised none of the top clubs are after him.
Edit - Match finished 2-0 to Tukey. Ukraine played with a little more spark second half but still pretty abysmal. I suspect they will end the group stages with 0 points. They're defence is just ruddy awful. I probably think France and England will make it through the group stage.
France beat Estonia 4-0.
Brilliant send off for them.
Sky Italia breaking the news that Juventus are tying up a deal for Udinese pair Kwadwo Asamoah and Mauricio Isla. €30m+ in two installments.