Date: 12th January 2007 at 7:04pm
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I was a bit shocked to read today that Owen Hargreaves could end up at Chelsea. Surely not?

Bayern Munich are believed to be after Arjen Robben and coach Felix Magath confirmed his interest in the player. Yet the rumours about Hargreaves being offered to Chelsea in exhange seem far-fetched.

Well, what I read was Uli Hoeness is upset about United’s way of courting Hargreaves in the media (we knew that, of course) and he would prepare a cunning plan to anger Fergie by selling the England midfielder to our greatest rivals and to secure Arjen Robben who would be a great addition to their pretty mediocre squad.

To be honest, I wouldn’t put it past Uli Hoeness and we all know Chelsea love to buy players they don’t need just to keep them away from their rivals. Robben is one of the finest representatives of that tradition but a mention should go to SWP or Michael Ballack.

But Owen Hargreaves? He’d be the sixth central midfielder at the Blues… that transfer would mean Mourinho, Abramovic, Kenyon and Arnesen have lost their minds simultaneously. That’s another thing I wouldn’t rule out, mind you.