July 20, 2006
Today’s News: July 20
Liverpool and Newcastle have effectively been priced out of the race to sign Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt after he had a £13.7 million price tag put on his head.
Bernardo Corradi completed a move to the City of Manchester Stadium for an undisclosed fee from Valencia.
Manchester United want £15 million from Ruud van Nistelrooy and Bayern Munich will not be deterred in the slightest.
Retired raging bull Zinedine Zidane will serve a three match ban in the form of FIFA sponsored community service while former Everton reject and World Cup winner Marco Materazzi will miss a rematch with France because of a two match ban.
Doug Ellis is trying to lure Alan Curbishley to the top job in the abyss known as Midlands football, but it seems only Roy Aitken wants the cursed position of Villa manager.
And finally, Damien Duff appears to be leaving Chelsea after Jose Mourinho described him as a player he is “not desperate to keep.”