Where will Pastore go?

President of Palermo, Maurizio Zamparini, told the press that Javier Pastore will soon be player of some other club. Major interest has been shown from Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain, while there were some romours that Inter is also interested in 22-years-old midfielder.

Salvatore Sirigu (Palermo, goalkeeper, 24) also joined PSG. Earlier, it has been mentioned that the price is 45 million euros.

Zamparini: “I will speak more after the deal is done, but I can say that it’s just matter of time he’ll be player of some other club. I must say that both London and Paris are great cities.”

Vucinic on Fergi’s list

Agent of Montenegro’s striker (Lucci), AS Roma’s ace, Mirko Vucinic, said that he is on Manchester United’s list. He claimed that they negotiate, but haven’t agreed on anything yet.

Lucci: “I spoke with UTD’s representatives yesterday, and they told me that they are interested in Mirko, but we didn’t talk about anything serious yet.”

Juventus was the favourite one to buy this player until now. Ferguson spent about 50m pounds until now on Ashley Young, David de Gea and Phil Jones.

Tevez to switch for Inter Milan

Carlos Tevez could be another signing of current Club World Cup winners, FC Internazionale on loan, with option to buy him at the end of season for the price that both sides agrees. Coach of Citizens, Roberto Mancini (who was also coach of Inter before he took Manchester City), is looking to buy Sergio Aguero as replacement.

Signings this summer until today for these clubs:

Inter – Jonathan, Nagatomo, Viviano, Castaignos, Alvarez
City – Clichy, Savic

Home Field Doesn’t Pay Off In European Action

Usually, those following the sports betting would figure that it pays off to be the home team in soccer, and it does, for the most part. But in this week’s Champions League action, no home teams won any of the four matches, including the defending Cup holders.

FC Copenhagen vs. Chelsea

The Blues showed no fear in Copenhagen, where they came away with a 2-0 win as Nicolas Anelka potted a pair of goals. Anelka may be the most infuriating player on the planet; when he wants to play, he is as skilled and talented as any striker you’ve ever seen, but Anelka is also as moody as anyone in soccer. It’ll be a miracle if Chelsea loses a two-goal lead at Stamford Bridge.

Lyon vs. Real Madrid

It was a bittersweet return for Madrid striker Karim Benzema, who spent the first five years of his career at Lyon, as he scored within seconds of coming on as a sub in the 64th minute. But Bafetimbi Gomis equalized in the 83rd minute, meaning the return trip to Madrid could be wild.

Inter Milan vs. Bayern Munich

In a rematch of last year’s finalists, Bayern got a small measure of revenge when Mario Gomez scored an injury-time winner at the San Siro on Wednesday, and now the defending champions will have an uphill climb in Munich.

Marseille vs. Manchester United

Finally, these two played a cagey draw in Marseille in a match where no one looked like they would win. Expect a more open match when they meet in Manchester in three weeks time.

Jose Mourinho about Rafa Benitez

“Benitez should have the intelligence to take advantage of my work that preceded him instead of wanting to change everything.”

“I have always done well whenever I got a new club and that is what Pep Guardiola did. For me, it means being a smart coach. A coach can not impose style he likes if it collides with the tradition of the country and the society in which they work. In any country club where I trained, I had to adapt to local philosophy and not vice versa. You can not go to coach in Italy and want to impose a Barcelona-style game, because it won’t work.”