EPL Rumour Mill Turns and Turns

by Isaac Mintah
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The English premier league season is now in full swing and the rumour mill has gone into overdrive. We bring you a number of the more exciting rumours doing the rounds today.

Jose Mourinho to reunite with Didier Drogba?

Apparently, Jose Mourinho pleaded repeatedly with Florentino Perez the president of his new club Real Madrid to sign the Chelsea Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba. Remember, both Didier Drogba and Jose Mourinho teamed up at Chelsea in the three fruitful years that the latter spent with the Stamford Bridge club in the EPL. Jose was reported to have tried to persuade the money men at Madrid to bring in Drogba up to the very last minute of transfer day deadline. Of course, it’s one thing to say that Mourinho wanted the star striker but it’s an entirely different kettle of fish to imagine that Chelsea would ever want to part with their talismanic goal scorer.

Liverpool to get rid of two midfielders in exchange for one striker?

Another rumour doing the rounds is that Liverpool are ready to offer both Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva and Dutch forward Ryan Babel in exchange for West Ham striker Carlton Cole. While Carlton Cole is undoudbtedly a striker of high pedigree, one must wonder what Liverpool fans make of the proposed deal. Moreover, neither player apparently was keen to leave Anfield for Upton Park, which is probably not surprising given that West Ham are widely tipped to struggle this season having only barely managed to stay in the top flight of the English premier league in the last season.

Arsenal to sign a new goal keeper?

As any die-hard arsenal fan will argue, they only fell out of the running for the premier league title last season because of lax defending and rather glaring goalkeeping errors. Well, it would have been news to their ears to hear that manager Arsene Wenger was looking to remedy that situation as his team goes into the new season. Unfortunately, the word on the street is that Arsenal missed out on signing reliable goalie, Mark Schwarzer from Fulham as Mark Hughes, the new Fulham manager, was unable to find a suitable replacement in time for the English premier league transfer deadline of August 31st.

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