Manchester United's new signing Daley Blind couldn't keep the tears away as he won top prize in the Dutch Footballer of the Year awards on Monday evening in Holland. Daley had the award presented to him by his father Danny and then gave a thank you speech, praising those who had played a big part in his career.
Remy Cabella cries a lot. He cried when he was named as a stand-by by Didier Deschamps for the World Cup. He cried when he was told he was going to Brazil, his brother cried too. Cabella then told his parents and as they cried, so did he. He cried in the dressing room when France qualified from the group stages because he hadn't been involved.
With the return of Thibaut Courtois to Chelsea, the speculation surrounding the future of Petr Cech has been intense. Reports all summer long have contradicted one-another. Some say he would demand a move if he was dropped for the Belgian.
It doesn't take much for the South American press to get excited on Twitter and claim deals as done, as Manchester United fans found out during the Arturo Vidal saga. There were journalists with hundreds of thousands of followers tweeting claims of fresh news, of bids for Vidal and such, which then transpired to have come from the Italian or British media.
Tuttosport just had to didn't they! There was little chance the Italian newspaper wouldn't do an article today on Arturo Vidal to Manchester United and they've not disappointed. The Turin newspaper say that Manchester United are preparing what they call a 'final assault' and they appear to be under little doubt that the Premier League club will give it all one last try today.
Manchester United have long been linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho. Last season the club scouted Sporting repeatedly and there must be reports piled high somewhere about how Carvalho was the club's best player by far. That's not just a David Moyes thing, Manchester United were interested when Sir Alex Ferguson was the manager and Carvalho was on loan at Cercle Brugge... he was scouted there too.
According to reports in the French media, the agent of PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot is to hold a meeting in London today to the discuss the transfer of the French U21 international to the Premier League side. The youngster has been linked with a move to the Emirates all summer but they will face competition from the likes of Juventus and AS Roma to land the player.
Arjen Robben is one of several Dutch players to be linked with a Manchester United move this summer. He's one who has commented on it too, saying he'd be pleased with the interest but that he isn't looking to leave Bayern Munich anytime soon.