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The Rumour Mill
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Posted Sep 29, 2010 by Shaun Edwards
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The only thing better than hearing some decent gossip is sharing it with everyone you possibly can, and that’s no different in the football world. Yes, it’s that time of the week where we share with all our imagine readers the rumours that are reaching our shell-likes... With Manchester City obviously watching the budgets to ensure they don’t overspend (*cough*), apparently their next carefully considered purchase might end up being the much maligned Liverpool man Fernando Torres. The jury is still out on whether Torres is simply still recovering, or whether he’s genuinely lost it, but with City’s never ending wallet, it’s going to cost them less to find out than they paid for Robinho, and an on form Torres/Tevez strike partnership would be probably the strongest in the Premier League. In a gossip that is not going to cheer up Everton fans already struggling for things to feel chirpy about, Juventus are rumoured to be joining Spurs in eyeing up Toffees captain Steven Pienaar. With the South African’s contract still not sorted, the bottom-of-the-table team are going to have to fight to keep their leader. Gerard Houiller has an awful lot of negotiation to do if he wants to keep John Carew, Nigel Reo-Coker and Steve Sidwell at the club. With all of their contracts entering the last six months, they will all become free to talk to foreign clubs on January the first. With Villa’s attack currently looking a bit toothless anyway, it could be dangerous to let Carew disappear without getting a replacement. Apparently, Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has noted that it could take ‘three to six months’ for the Anfield team to visibly improve. If this is a legitimate quote, then Reina deserves a medal for his honesty. Liverpool fans are loyal, but they do have a tendency to be very deluded, and seem to expect Hodgson to provide a top two finish immediately. To end on a more amusing note, Wayne Rooney was recently voted the ‘worst dressed’ man in the Manchester United football team, in a pool taken by his team mates. You can’t really blame them: I don’t think there’s anyone out there apart from Rooney who doesn’t realise that prostitute wearing footballers is a cliché.