Manchester City rejects offer from Corinthians for Carlos Tevez and analyzes transferring Emmanuel Adebayor to Tottenham Hostspur on loan.
Newly signed Chelsea head coach, Portuguese Andre Villa-Boas, is submitting his players to a strong disciplinary regime according to English defender and team captain John Terry. That menthod gave him great results with Porto and opened the Blues’ doors for him, reason why Villa-Boas will continue true to his style in the English Premier League.
Besides the Portuguese coach two more players have been signed: 17-year-old Brazilian offensive midfielder Lucas Piazon, for whom 6.600.000 was paid to Sao Paulo, and 19-year-old Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from Genk for 7.920.000.
After three consecutive summers being the club that expended the most in the transfer market, up to here Manchester City has played a low profile spending just 17.380.000 in 25-year-old French defender Gael Clichy from Arsenal ( 6.8 mill), and 20-year-old Serbian defender Stefan Savic from Partizan ( 10.5 mill).
Almost the entire fee has been covered with money that has resulted from Jerome Boateng’s transfer to Bayern Munich for 11.880.000, Shay Given’s move to Aston Villa for 3.300.000 and 880.000 that Levante paid for Felipe Caicedo reporting an income of 16.060.000. Up to 35 more could have been reported if the Citizens wouldn’t have rejected Corinthians proposal this week, and it is still to be found out how much will Emmanuel Adebayor’s loan will cost to Totteham Hotspur in case they received the approval.
City rivals Manchester United are the ones that report the highest investment in new players this season with a total of 50.424.000 as of press time. Coach Sir Alex Ferguson’s desires were met with the signings of 20-year-old Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea from Atletico de Madrid, Aston Villas’ 26-year-old English midfielder Ashley Young and Blackburn Rovers’ centre back Phillip Anthony.Like the Red Devils, Liverpool has also made a strong investment with 43.296.000 in three midfielders: 21-year-old English Jordan Henderson from Sunderland, Dundee’s 25-year-old Scottish Charlie Adam and Middelsbrough’s Steward Downing age 26.
Since the English First Division became known as the Premiership in 1993 Liverpool hasn’t been able to clinch title, streak that they hope to end this season.
Although their most recent title championship didn’t take place as long ago as the Reds’, Arsenal also wants to put an end to a streak of six winless seasons, something that will require a bigger investment that what they are used to.
The Gunners are maintaining their characteristic low profile with only 11.550.000 mostly destined in 24-year-old Ivorian striker Gervinho, who reported 10.560.000 in income to his former club Lille. The rest of the money was invested in Carl Jenkinson from Charlton, who is 19 and plays as right defender.
August 31st is the deadline for the transfer market, therefore more movements are expected, those that usually shake the market, like a possible arrival from Atletico de Madrid’s sticker Sergio Kun Aguero to Manchester City would represent, or Javier Pastore’s from Palermo transfer to Chelsea.