Anzhi Makhachkala team director Roberto Carlos has revealed that the Russian Premier League moneybags will consider making an official move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, Sky Sports understands.
Since luring Samuel Eto’o to the Dynamo Stadium in Makhachkala in August 2011, Anzhi have been linked with many of the world’s best footballers, and understandably so.
The Russian outfit are currently top of the Russian Premier League, with a 9-2-1 record, and top of Group A — consisting of Liverpool, Udinese and Young Boys — in the UEFA Europa League.
“Why not? He’s one of the best players in the world and any team would be happy to have him in their squad,” insisted Roberto Carlos.
“He’s still a very young player. Of course I could not say when, and if, it will happen.
“It’s not only Anzhi who want to buy him. There are plenty of teams in Italy and Spain, all over the world, who are eager to have a player like Rooney.”
The former Brazil international also acknowledged that Suleyman Kerimov — who purchased purchased FC Anzhi Makhachkala in January 2011 — is capable of anything, with the signing of Samuel Eto’o from FC Internazionale Milano certainly evidence in support of that very argument.
Rooney, 27, has bagged six goals and six assists in 13 appearances (10 starts) for club, Manchester United, and country, England, this season.
Chelsea deny Terry-Valencia rumours
Chelsea FC have rubbished reports suggesting that they are negotiating a deal with La Liga side Valencia for former England international John Terry, Sky Sports reports.
On Thursday, FIFA agent Francois Gallardo revealed that Terry was contemplating a move to Valencia after deciding to leave Stamford Bridge.
“Valencia are negotiating, and I am involved in person,” Gallardo told Radio Intereconomia.
“The offer is on his table. The player is out of contract in June and will not renew there for several reasons at Chelsea and he wants to come to Spain.
“He asked to leave. It’s real. This has been going on for 15 days and two meetings have already took place. I think he will accept.”
It did not take long for Chelsea to dismiss Gallardo’s claims, but should the Blues be so quick to rule out a Terry transfer?
I do not believe so. Why you ask? Well, first of all, his contract expires in June, meaning that he is free to leave the club next summer. Secondly, the baggage he brings to the pitch is simply not worth the resulting distractions.
As a result, I conclude that the Blues should sell Terry when the transfer window re-opens in January.