Senderos to Juve, Mourinho gears up, Sheva plays golf
On Wednesday it was 'Sheva back to Milan!' and by Friday itÃ¢ÂÂs 'Sheva back playing golf!'
ThatÃ¢ÂÂs the way the Italian press summed up the sorry summer saga of Andriy ShevchenkoÃ¢ÂÂs on-off return to AC Milan.
In fact, La Gazzetta dello Sport created a full-page spread on the UkrainianÃ¢ÂÂs exploits on the greens of Wentworth Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂvery British where tradition is everythingÃ¢ÂÂ was their glowing review, no doubt cobbled together from the venerable golfing establishmentÃ¢ÂÂs PR spiel.
At least Ã¢ÂÂThe Sheva hoaxÃ¢ÂÂ as the Ã¢ÂÂPinkÃ¢ÂÂunÃ¢ÂÂ put it, can now finally be laid to rest. Or can it?
Chelsea want to sell the failing forward outright for Ã¢ÂÂ¬15 million while Milan, as usual, are looking for the cut-price offer of a season-long loan with an option to buy.
A fine strike from Shevchenko... makes a change
'No way,' say the Londoners. And waiting in the wings, according to Corriere dello Sport, are AS Roma.
The filthy lucre remains a sticking point but following president Franco SensiÃ¢ÂÂs death, the club from the capital are a fresh picking for a speculator and may have some bargaining leverage in doing a deal with another Roman.
In the meantime, as Sheva practises his swing, MilanÃ¢ÂÂs concerns are focused on filling the gaping hole in the heart of the defence.
Step forward ArsenalÃ¢ÂÂs Philippe Senderos who even the Juventus-centric Tuttosport believe will be on his way to the San Siro. Gazzetta and Corriere expect the same outcome and around Ã¢ÂÂ¬8 million should be enough to prise the 23-year-old away from north London.
Being Swiss, Big Phil speaks Italian so he'd have no problems settling in and more importantly, at an imposing 1.90m, heÃ¢ÂÂs just the sort of muscle-man Carlo Ancelotti has been dreaming about since Jaap Stam left the club.
Senderos: Juventus want me?
Over at Juventus, the fans are revolting. If it was up to them then, in the words of Tuttosport, Ã¢ÂÂAlberto Aquilani would be wearing the black and white of Juve.Ã¢ÂÂ
Vecchiosignora.com have been mobilising the masses to sign an online petition demanding that the Turin giants make due haste to Roma and sign the midfielder.
But the Giallorossi's forza-roma.com could not let such audacity go unanswered and have been gathering their own virtual signatures in reprisal Ã¢ÂÂ although no one has been demanding Roma buy Tiago.
Thank goodness then that the new season is only a week away. We'll get a little taster of the real thing on Sunday when Inter and Roma meet in the Italian Supercup.
ItÃ¢ÂÂs Jose MourinhoÃ¢ÂÂs first big test and with the Luciano SpallettiÃ¢ÂÂs men out to honour the departed Sensi, itÃ¢ÂÂs set to be a sweaty old evening at the San Siro.