Shaun Wright-Phillips Not Happy To Go?

Manchester City have apparently put a bid of £10million in for Shaun Wright-Phillips and even though both Portsmouth and Everton have expressed their interest, Chelsea are reported to have told City they’re prepared to do business – hardly surprising really seeing as they were alleged to only have put the winger on the market for £9million in the first place.

The 26 year old has never really got himself a decent run in the team following his £21million move from City in 2005 and doesn’t appear to be part of Scolari’s plans either.  But, with Everton, Portsmouth and City all vying for his signature, which club will he choose? Maybe Portsmouth isn’t enough to tempt him but how about European football with Everton, or a return to the club where the ‘soft spot’ is reported to be mutual?

Mark Hughes is certainly reported to be confident Shauny’s bond with some of the City players will help him lure the winger back, either that or the opportunity to resurrect his England career once he’s playing regular first team football anyway.

However, it would seem travelling to Europe with Moyes hasn’t tempted him yet and Capello’s team selection hardly inspires confidence of a side being selected outside the usual eleven players anyway and Shaun appears to be holding firm, stating “Speculation has been like this since I was at Manchester City. It was going on for seven years before I left. Then I came to Chelsea and speculation has been going on for my whole time here and I have still not left. I have signed a contract (until summer 2010) and I’m here to see it out.”

The player’s agent has confirmed today that Shaun feels settled in London and does not want to leave. But no regular first team football until 2010, is he serious? He’s been fighting for a place for 3 years and hasn’t managed it yet, so what makes him think it’ll happen now, especially with the club’s plans to bring in Robinho? I mean, I appreciate there must be benefits to hanging around at a club like Chelsea – and a salary of £70,000 a week to use the training facilities has got to be one of them.

But whatever happened to wanting to play football?


Robinho To Chelsea Today?

It’s been a long old summer as far as a certain player is concerned but reports suggest Robinho will finally be getting the move both he and Chelsea have been looking for, within the next 24 hours.

Scolari had suggested after Sunday’s game at Wigan that as soon as he was back in the office Monday, he’d be looking at who’s coming and going, and it looks as if he clearly meant it. Shevchenko’s finalised his move back to the San Siro, rumour has it Shaun Wright-Phillips has been put up for grabs and the one player who can cover either of those positions is allegedly on his way for anywhere between £25.5million to £28.6million – one paper’s guess is as good as another.

According to reports, the Brazilian was put on stand-by by Real Madrid last night, to fly to London with his agent today to complete a medical. Despite the club’s recent claims that the playmaker would not be permitted to leave following their failure to capture Ronaldo, it appears they’ve found yet another replacement in Spanish international Santi Carzola – making Robinho slightly less important to them yet again.

Chelsea are reported to be pretty optimistic a deal can be finalised within the next 48 hours so they can get the 24 year old’s name down on the team sheet for the game against Spurs on Sunday.