Been meaning to post on this, especially since we're in the silly season. A few transfers/rumours that have caught the eye this summer. Michael Essien (Lyon to ??). Possibly the biggest transfer of the summer, if it goes through. If the tabloids are to be believed, this guy will end up being Africa's most expensive export, following Drogba's transfer from last year. Chelsea tabled GPB 26 million, Lyon told them to get lost. Well, I would too, knowing that Abramovich makes GPB 11 million a day!! Sammy Kuffour (Bayern to Roma)...from championship team to relegation fodder. Guess he's just going to end his footballing career on a sh!t team where he's guaranteed a starting position. So long as his feud with the Black Stars brass is settled, I'm happy. Very strong defender best remembered for his pump your fist on the field act in '99 when Bayern squandered a goal lead to Man Utd in '99 CL final John Obi Mikel (Lyn Oslo to ??)... I signed with Man Utd, but I wanna go to Chelsea. United pressured me to sign for them, I wanna I wanna I wanna go to Chelsea. You catch the drift. Only 18, but loads of talent. Yaks Aiyegbeni (Pompey to Boro)...I was AWOL when the Super Eagles played a crucial WC qualifier vs Rwanda. Oh yeah, I had malaria, yup malaria. He then had his work permit denied because he had not played the requisite 75% games for the NT. k-a-r-m-a. He was awarded the paper on appeal. I like this guy, as he is your strong pacy striker who will work well with Hasselbaink in the Boro attack. He is in my Premiership All Africa XI Benni McCarthy (Porto to Blackburn)...eeek, why Benni, why?? Top goalscorer for Portuguese outfit 2 years running; also won CL with Mourinho in 2004 and now wants to play on below mid-table sh!te team. Mamadou Niang (Strasbourg to Marseille)...Is Marseille squad Senegal-lite?Habib Beye (Senegal FOY) and Sylvain Ndiaye will be his team mates Stephen Makinwa (Atalanta to Inter)..with Vieri given his walking papers, this young Nigerian joins his fellow countryman Obafemi Martins on the Nerazzurri list. Dunno much about his guy, but what I have read is very positive. Adriano--Martins--Makinwa. Could be deadly. Aruna Dindane (Anderlecht to Lens)..this guy has probably won every accolade in the Belgian league. I would like to see him do well in Ligue 1. Shabani Nonda (Monaco to Roma)..he was Monaco's top scorer two seasons ago. After coming back from injury couldn't hold down a regular spot alongside Sheyi Adebayor in the Monaco strike force. Going to Roma on a free Bonaventure Kalou (Auxerre to PSG)..expect him to be booed quite a bit after joining a rival side. Scored winning goal in the French League Cup final.