The football destinations of Ronaldinho are narrowing down after Palmeiras announced that a deal could never be made involving the former Athletic Mineiro who is now a free agent. The 34 year old midfielder is ongoing talks and rumors have been stirring up linking the experienced player with a number of local Brazilian clubs. Palmeiras is believed to have launched a series of offers for Ronaldinho but the player rejected them and the future of Ronaldinho is once more unclear.
The MLS is a possible place where Ronaldinho can end up and this is something that is being done on a more frequent basis as well-known experienced players decide to make a move into a league where the pressure of playing is not as high compared to others around the world.
The New York Red Bulls is a team that has recently been linked with Ronaldinho but according to the sporting director of the club, Andy Roxburgh there have not been any contacts or approaches made by the player.
“Nobody has ever approached us. We haven’t been approached by anybody mentioning Ronaldinho. All I’m saying is this, as the sporting director of this club, and I can speak also on behalf of my other colleagues in the business, we have not been approached about him. Nobody has offered us Ronaldinho. No one has said ‘How much money?’
“I saw his name, but I’ve never talked to Ronaldinho or his people or made any offers. And the answer is we wouldn’t be doing it anyway. It’s not a matter of did we or didn’t we? Or who spoke to him or who didn’t speak to him? A great player by the way, fantastic player by the way. He’s not for here.”
The official of the New York Red Bulls, Andy Roxburgh said that there has been no communications made between the Brazilian player and the club but a transfer could happen if the demands by the club and by Ronaldinho are met.08.31.14
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Manchester city midfielder Yaya Touré has been subjected to intense transfer speculation the last few days especially after the star claimed that he was not treated properly by City on his birthday. This was initially seen as an attempt to get more money from his contract, but it seems that the star is looking out for a move away from the Etihad stadium. The 31-year-old has been one of the finest players in the Premier league since his £ 24 million move from Barcelona in 2010. He contributed heavily towards City’s title winning campaign last season with more than 20 goals in all competitions.
His agent recently claimed that Manchester City did not take care of Touré properly on his 31st birthday. This is despite the club giving him two cakes on the way to the United Arab Emirates. Recently, there has been a lot of speculation linking him with Barcelona and PSG. French club PSG have become a European powerhouse and they have the investments from Qatari owners back them into a deal to bring Touré to the club. Recently, Touré stated that he would want a role like Zidane at Real Madrid after his playing days came to an end.
Since there has been no response from City, Touré refused to rule out a transfer in the summer.
“For the moment, there’s nothing planned. Too many things have been said, that annoyed me. I want to take advantage of this opportunity to put things into context. It’s very important. I simply said that it was nice to be a player who is quite coveted and it was an honour to play for PSG. My goal is the World Cup. The country awaits us. Given the magnificent season Manchester City have had, everyone talks about me and everything is open,” said the midfielder.06.8.14
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Samuel Eto’o and his relationship with Jose Mourinho is not healthy at all and this can be evidenced by the comments and responds that were launched in between the Portuguese manager and the Cameroonian attacker.
Mourinho put into question the age of Eto’o and the former Barcelona player later responded by stating that Mourinho is a ‘’puppet’’. The performances of Eto’o have not impressed the fans or staff members of Chelsea and he is expected to leave the Premier League club during the summer transfer window.
When Eto’o was asked about his future and physical condition, he replied by saying:
“Contrary to what a puppet says about my age, I am still physically fit. At 33, I feel really good. I have proven that I can do better than the younger players.
“And I wish to also say that I am not going to the United States or to the Middle East. I will continue at the top level. I will continue to play the Champions League. My romance with this competition is far from over. I will not tell you where, but I will be at the top level. I am 33 and I have two World Cups to play. There are other players who went on until the age of 41 so there is no reason why I cannot continue.”
Chelsea released a list of players that will be released in the next few days and weeks and this has sparked a series of rumors linking Eto’o with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur as both clubs are interested in offering the Cameroonian attacker an offer and add them to their squad.
With Diego Costa and Chelsea close on reaching an agreement, Eto’o will have no place in the squad of Jose Mourinho and his future is being each time more inclined away from Stamford Bridge.