One of the first internet ports of call for a football fan should be the BBC football gossip page. It gathers together all the crazy transfer rumours of the day from various news outlets, but mainly from the wonderful British newspapers.
One thing this section highlights is how easy it is to conjure up some exciting transfer news for the football fans around the country, as we see that Manchester United are linked with any future, current or probable international goalkeeper, to replace Van Der Saar at the end of the season. This was emphasised when they devoted a whole section to Schalke and Manuel Neuer after his fine performance in the Champions League semi finals first leg. It was as if Neuer had just burst on to the scene, and hadn’t been a top goalkeeper for the last three or more years at Schalke. Not that the British press ignore the game outside our country, they must have just forgotten about his nomination for UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year in 2008.
Then we have Romelu Lukaku. A player who has probably been linked with every club in the English Premier League bar Blackpool, who don’t buy players for more than 100,000 plus sticks of rock depending on appearances. Lukaku is labelled the next Didier Drogba, or at least Roman Abramovic hopes so, as the ageing Ivorian must be due a spell at AC Milan or Real Madrid, or somewhere else where the big stars go in their twilight years for an easy trophy or two. See there’s a transfer rumour right there! I wonder if the BBC will pick up on it?…..
If it’s a bit of optimism you’re after, or you want to see your club linked with some players too good to ever sign for you, then head over to this page. You’ll only end up with one of Roman Lukaku’s Belgian youth team mates, but it’s worth believing this stuff, even for only 5 minutes in the morning.