Chelsea bid 10 million quid for Wayne Rooney plus Juan Mata, REPORT! Wait, what? Mata is better than Rooney. Here are statistics to PROVE it! Oh, here is a Tweet that indicates that Wayne Rooney is UNDERRATED and Jose Mourinho is a GENIUS! Oh wait, it may not have been Mata! It was DAVID LUIZ! Here is a Tweet that says Mourinho wants players who prize possession and David Luiz “takes too many risks with the ball,” NO SUPPORTING EVIDENCE PROVIDED! Here is a Tweet that reports Chelsea confirm they approached Manchester United over Rooney, but DIDN’T OFFER A PLAYER AS PART OF THE DEAL! Here is a Tweet from a prominent media figure congratulating his colleagues for GETTING 50% OF THE STORY RIGHT! No, it’s NOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE! Here are some further caveats theorizing over the reasons for CHELSEA’S DENIAL! Wayne Rooney is still ANGRY AND CONFUSED! So ARE WE!
Here is a PHOTO OF A CAT PLAYING TRIVIAL PURSUIT!
Anyway, there is other news. Like, did you ever hear the one about the supposedly insanely revenue-rich club that was thought by some to be a co-conspirator in UEFA’s attempt to hoodwink all of Europe via Financial Fair Play selling a valuable player because they needed the money?
While it is thought that an offer of £35m [for Cesc Fabregas] would seriously test the Catalan club’s resolve, the source said: “Barcelona are willing to sell because they need the money.”
The club have financed a massive spend over the past two seasons. In the summer of 2011 there was a £50m-plus combined outlay on Fábregas and Alexis Sánchez, the Chilean who has also struggled to feature regularly under Vilanova, while Neymar’s £50m move was preceded by Messi signing a £17m a-year, five-season contract in February, at a total cost of £85m.
David Villa has been removed from the books following his move to Atlético Madrid earlier this month, with Barcelona also hoping to off-load Ibrahim Afellay, the Dutch winger, who is reportedly a target for Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
Die myths, die.