Transfer rumours

With Euro 2008 in full swing, there was not too much movement on the transfer front. David Villa's hat-trick in Spain's opening match has certainly increased his value to potential buyers, but one of his colleagues has already agreed a move, Mallorca's Fernando Navarro accepting terms from Sevilla. The Andalusians are doing the rest of their shopping in France though, with Le Mans keeper Pelé one of several objectives after Palop received an interesting offer to return home to Valencia. Sevilla's neighbours Betis and Atlético Madrid are also hunting for bargains across the border, with Aguirre trying to prise Nasri away from the clutches of Arsenal.

Meanwhile Villarreal have taken a step ahead of the market with an innovative deal to buy 50% of the rights of six of River Plate's most promising youngsters, another example of the small club's big ambition. We can't sign off though without a follow up on the Cristian Ronaldo saga, Manchester United fighting back with a formal complaint to FIFA, as well as a huge counter offer for Madrid's Sergio Ramos and Robinho. It's going to be a stormy summer this year, and we ain't talking about the weather! (14.06.08)