Date: 13th November 2009 at 8:18pm
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I must admit I’m not very consistent with transfer rumours: I just cherrypick the ones that attract my interest for some reason. The latest talk is about Marouane Chamakh and Benoit Cheyrou: according to several press reports, United are set to bring them to England in January.

Chamakh, Bordeaux’s number one striker, has been linked with various top clubs recently and Arsenal wanted to sign him during the summer, only to be put off by Bordeaux’s asking price. I’m not a great fan of his but at 25 years of age he might represent good investment even though it is unlikely we’ll sign him.

But Benoit Cheyrou? Surely you remember his brother, Bruno? He is a Liverpool legend for… for… well, for being one of the worst buys in the history of the club. He was the Lucas of Gerard Houllier. It’s actually scary to think that a Cheyrou (they’re brothers, by the way) could wear a United shirt. It would feel like an uncanny symbol of decline…