Legal Action And A Powerful AntBy: Dylan | July 15th, 2011
So the news is back! Sorry for the delays with some of my recent articles, but Wordpress has been acting up. The transfer window is very much alive, unfortunately.
- Juventus continue to pursue a striker in La Liga, but it’s no longer Sergio Aguero, instead Villarreal’s Giuseppe Rossi might be on his way to Turin. His agent confirmed that Juventus and Villarreal are discussing a possible transfer, and reports claim that the Bianconeri have made a 25 million bid. Although the Spanish side want 5 million more.
- Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has insisted that Marek Hamisk can leave if a bid of 100 million is made. I swear he had a straight face on while talking to Corriere dello Sport: “Unless an indecent proposal of €100 million arrives, Hamsik will stay where he is”.
- Fiorentina’s Riccardo Montolivo has rejected a contract renewal according to Andrea Della Valle. The Honorary President has admitted: “He evidently doesn’t want to stay here. Now he needs to tell us, and quickly, where he wants to go and play.” The Italian Internationale’s contract expires in 2012.
- Liverpool’s Raul Merireles has quashed rumours linking him with a move to Serie A, with Inter and Juventus the two clubs mentioned. When asked would he be at Anfield next season he responded: “Of course”.
- Back to Juventus, and Corinthians President Andres Sanchez claims they made a 52 million bid for Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez. After his own club made a 35 million offer for the Argentinian ace. The striker seems set to move back to South America after he announced he was leaving City for personal reasons.
Giovinco Is Happy The Way Things Have Gone
Sebastian Giovinco claims he has no regrets about staying at Parma instead of going back to Juventus, although he didn’t keep it at that. Also accusing Italians of being xenophiles.
“I am happy with the way things have gone. Juventus? They were the ones that sent me away. If I was to come back they would have to convince me. Parma have allowed me to break into the international setup”.
Italian magazine that interviewed him, Calcio 2000, persisted to ask strange questions: ‘Would my career have been easier if I was called Giovinho, prob yes’. The ‘Atomic Ant’ better be careful because Parma are not going anywhere fast (no offense), and bigger clubs could right him off based on his attitude.
2006 Scudetto Legal Action
Current Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has threatened to take legal action if the FIGC do not revoke the 2006 Scudetto from Internaztionale Milano. The FIGC will convene on Monday to make a decision, although it looks unlikely that the Scudetto will be removed, as it looks as though they are not legally permitted. Agnelli pressed his view by saying:
“It’s not time for bureaucracy, it’s time for essence. The dialogue will be restored only when these conditions will be guaranteed. People’s respectability isn’t at stake, especially the honourableness of those who cannot argue. We’re playing for the credibility of the system.”
Since the Calciopoli II trial in Naples evidence has emerged that Inter were also involved in match-fixing. A executive committee have spent the last month examining the evidence. Many Juventus fans have been up in arms, as it looks as though Inter will not be punished. As Calciopoli continues to show it’s ugly head.
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