Players moving this summer
Michael Ballack of Bayern Munich will likely leave the club. He has expressed interest in playing abroad and Bayern have stated their interest in reducing player salaries. Chelsea, Milan and Juventus have all been linked.
Michael Owen seems destined to come back to the Premiership. It doesn’t seem fair he plays behind Ronaldo though. In the match against Juventus, Ronaldo was slow and looks chubby, it’s a stature gap, not one of quality. That’s why I hope he leaves; otherwise he will stay Real’s third option.
Carlos Kameni, wunderkeeper from Spain's Espaynol, is also being closely watched by Manchester United. United also have an interest in Paul Robinson from Tottenham. Arsenal is also looking for a new goalkeeper too, goalkeepers are at a premium nowadays, and seeing some of the clangers this season, it’s clear why. Want your kid to be a professional footballer? Goalkeeper.
Aruna Dindane of Belgian side Anderlecht has declared he is off. Look for interest from many clubs in Europe. Dindane is one of a new breed of stars from the Ivory Coast and has played some great football.
Rio Mavuba of Bordeaux has been linked with the biggest club of all, Manchester United. And since Roy Keane is leaving next season, I would expect bids since Bordeaux has already been in the press claiming they wont sell,; Bordeaux always sells. They said the same thing about Pauleta. In my opinion, Mavuba is the best prospects in the world in that defensive stopper role. Mavuba has great positioning, it makes him look like he hardly moves, but somehow he keeps the outside of the 18 yard box swept clean.
Lastly, Lius Figo has hinted at leaving Madrid for England. Shame that Madrid are not extending him, just look at his decisive play from the top center of the diamond midfield against Juventus. He was a constant threat.