Wesley Sneijder has apparently dropped his measly £200k-a-week wage demand in the hope of tempting Manchester United and Liverpool to rescue him from Inter where he has fallen out of favour. The want-away Dutch international had the chance to join United in 2011 – but his wage demands proved a barrier – and is now scrambling like mad to avoid ending up with Turkish side Galatasary who were ready top meet Inter’s £10m price and the midfielder’s eye-watering wages.
Danny’s not the Boy for Swansea
Michu’s arrival at the Liberty Stadium has been great news for everyone at the club who’s not called Danny Graham. Norwich and Sunderland have made formal bids of £5m to tempt the now bit-part player away from the Liberty Stadium. Martin O’Neill is particularly keen to bolster his attacking options as the Black Cats start to claw themselves above the relegation zone. But whether supporters take Graham – a die-hard Newcastle United fan to their hearts – is another matter.
The flip-side of the deal is that Swans’ boss Michael Laudrup has earmarked Stoke’s £3m-rated striker Kenwyne Jones as Graham’s replacement.
Ngog goals to Newcastle
After the disappointment of losing Loic Remy to QPR for ‘football reasons’ – they doubled his wages – Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is chasing Bolton striker David Ngog. The team that can’t buy a win in the Premier League recently sold their star-striker Demba Ba to Chelsea.