From one skipper to another as Bellamy signs
Having had one episode this week of a talisman skipper on the verge of leaving, we now go to another. Juventus have come into London to discuss with Arsenal the possible acquisition of Patrick Vieira, a possible £14m deal that could additionally have the arrival of Stephen Appiah at Highbury. Perhaps someone could enlighten me with any knowledge on Appiah. But the reaction from Highbury is nothing so far, and in fairness it would seem premature to do so. Surely Juve wouldn't come to London if something wasn't possible enough?
Blackburn have made what could be yet another shrewd signing in Craig Bellamy. The questions are there about the Welshman's temperament but he has played for Wales under Mark Hughes and the club could do with a boost from a player of his potential. Also with the addition of Shefki Kuqi, who seemed in great form for Ipswich last season, the club look to be taking a better step in the direction of improvement.
Rio Ferdinand is rumoured to have refused a new contract at Old Trafford. His agent is Pini Zahavi, infamously linked with Chelsea, the same club who have Peter Kenyon as their chief executive, the very same executive who coincidentally happened to be in the same place as Ferdinand, in public, twice. Following from the Colegate, the whispers were that Kenyon was tapping up the defender. But Zahavi stated that Ferdinand is loyal to Utd, so you'd expect a deal to be signed very shortly.