I thought the Juventus, Lszio, Fiorentina, and AC Milan firesale had led to a feeding frenzy in the media as to who would bag all these players. Shourin put up Pirlo for sale at Arsenal and tongues got wagging. Someone rightly pointed out that Arsenal does not have enough money for such an expensive player, and Arsenal has a got a very good but relatively inexperienced team that should go far, if properly coached. Wenger is good at making do with what he has. We have Gael Clichy and Mathieu Flamini, quality players, now that Ashley Cole has decided that Arsenal cannot afford his pound of flesh.
But what is going on in Portsmouth? Some Mr Moneybags by the name of Alexandre Gaydamak has bought over the club and the place is going through the roof. Rumours of Sol Campbell, Nicolas Anelka, Manuel Fernandes, Souleymane Diawara, Jaouad Zairi and "Serbian giant" Nikola Zigic being transferred to Portsmouth.
What is Abramovich to think? He has effectively shunted out Man U, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, from the rumour mill because they don't have the money. Now he has to contend with lowly Portsmouth. What is the world coming to?
Let us outsource rumor mills to India shall we? It will be cheaper and 5 hours ahead.