Transfer rumours

It looked like a case of headless chickens at the Bernabeu a few days ago, with the defeat against Sevilla in the Super Cup provoking a panic reaction. One day it was a three-way swap with Alvés, Robben and Cicinho, and then it seemed they would go for Diego Milito. In the end though things seemed to work out OK, with a surprise move for Heinze being followed almost immediately by the signing (at last) of one of Calderón's election promises, Robben. Real Madrid have spent a mind-blowing €119 million this summer however, and with neighbours Atlético also splashing out €71 million, tomorrow's derby game is being billed as the most expensive on record. Clubs have another week still before the transfer window closes, so who knows what else will happen? (24.08.07)