A slow start to the transfer market for the top two divisions, with only twelve registrations in the first week of activity. There was more talk though of possible summer signings, with Real Madrid and Barcelona both reportedly going for Cristian Ronaldo, Milan pushing for Sergio Ramos and Daniel Alves once again in the news, not to mention Ronaldinho. Barcelona themselves are looking for a replacement keeper after Jorquera injured himself playing for Catalunya, and Getafe's Ustari is the current favourite. However the club have been offered over 20 names this week. News gets around quickly!
Meanwhile the storm continues at Valencia, with Manuel Fernandes the latest to be given the black spot by Koeman after being arrested following a brawl in a disco. Albelda is talking of taking the club to court for wrongful dismissal and Cañizares and Angulo are looking for new homes. Meanwhile the Chés have splashed out around 16 million for young Argentine midfielder Ever Banega. The way Koeman is hiring and firing, will it be the case in a few months of "Never say Ever again"? (05.01.08)