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News and Rumors

Ah, I love the silly season. A time for real news and real made-up nonsense. And this early in the season, it is sometimes hard to tell one from the other. If I fall off the deep end in a few weeks and start linking to stories that have the Viola signing Christiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi, and the reanimated corpse of George Best, assume I am spending too much time on and let me know it might be a good time to take a breather.

Anyway, here’s what I have for this evening. First, it looks like the Viola have officially agreed to a deal for Felipe Melo. We’ve been hearing about this one for a good long while now, but apparently it is official. The final price still isn’t clear yet, but it looks like its going to be a lot of dough. However, I trust that the boys know what they are doing.

Switching over to the less firm “rumor” department, it looks like Barzagli is close to signing, while the Viola are also looking at Lyon fullback Anthony Réveillère . Both of these make sense, especially with Ujfalusi leaving. Still, they’re just rumors. Whatever.

Finally, there was a story going around today that Corvino had flown to Milan to work out a deal for Gila. Milan, later this evening, came out with a flat denial. Who knows? Of course Corvino (or anyone) could fly to Milan for any reason. Say to buy a new suit. So this may be more smoke than fire. I’ll do my best to keep an eye on it.

Pretty decent CL final today. I especially enjoyed the attacking first half before things calmed down in the second. I imagined what it would be like next season to have Fiorentina in the final. Hey, a man can dream…

More tomorrow. Take care.