Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea have agreed to a £40 million transfer fee that would make David Luiz the most expensive defender in the world
Eric Cantona has continued his fight against the FIFA bureaucracy by declaring the two man race for FIFA president between Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini is like making a choice between the plague and cholera.
Tony Kroos has played down rumors linking him to Manchester United and says he will be a Munich player next season. Thomas Muller has also been linked to United, but is expected to reject the Red Devils.
United have been linked with moves for Everton’s James McCarthy and Dnipro’s winger Yevhen Konoplyanka
Arsenal and Liverpool have expressed interest in QPR striker Loic Remy
Leicester have agreed to a deals with 35 year old defender Matthew Upson from Brighton and Matt Barmby from Manchester United.
Craig Bellamy has announced his retirement from football. The tenacious Welsh striker ends a great career in which he scored a total of 135 goals for teams like Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester City, and most recently Cardiff City.
In other Cardiff City news, they have announced their signing of Rapid Wien’s Guido Burgstallar for an undisclosed fee.
Neil Adams has been named manager of Norwich City, signed on a 3 year contract.
Feyenoord has agreed to an €8 million fee with Roma for Stefan de Vrij
Vincent Tan owner of FK Sarajevo and Cardiff City has donated €115,000 to help flood relief victims
Helena Costa has officially taken charge of French Ligue 2 side Claremont Foot. In her first press conference she declared “If I didn’t think I was capable, I wouldn’t be here.” Best of luck to her as she becomes only the second woman to manage a European club.
World Cup News:
Landon Donovan has been left off of Jurgen Klinsmann’s final 23 man roster for Brazil
Also left off the USMNT roster was Brad Evans who took the opportunity to tweet at Cristiano Ronaldo to let him know he got off easy.
Lars Bender will miss the World Cup for Germany with a thigh injury, This could mean that Philipp Lahm may have to feature at defensive midfielder if Sami Khedira does not return from fitness. In that situation, Kevin Groskreutz would feature at right back.