According to reports in the press, Italian giants A.C. Milan are reportedly interested in securing the services of Bayer Leverkusen’s German midfielder Simon Rolfes. The 26 year old defensive midfielder is being targetted as a replacement for the injured Gennaro Gattuso.
A year after resigning as Hibernian manager, former Scottish midfielder John Collins has returned to management, but as manager of Belgium club Charleroi. The deal is a short term one, with Collins taking charge of the Zebras till the end of the season along with new assistant manager Tommy Craig. Charleroi are currently eleventh in the Jupiler League.
DC United forward Jaime Moreno’s recent surgery on his right abdominal wall on Saturday was successfull, his club announced on their official website ( web.mslnet.com/t103). The surgery was performed by Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck in her Munich clinic in Germany. Dr Muschaweck also operated on Marcelo Gallardo and Gonzalo Peralta earlier this week.
Moreno, the first Bolivian to play in the Premiership, is the MLS’ all time record goal scorer, with over 110 goals to his name. He is also DC United’s captain.
Manchester City’s Brazilian midfielder Elano is likely to be out of action for up to 2 weeks after injuring his groin in City’s goalless 0-0 draw with Paris St.Germain in the UEFA Cup on Wednesday night.
Elano started against PSG, but lasted only forty nine minutes before limping off and being replaced by Zimbabwean Benjani Mwaruwari. He had a forgettable night, with his passes unable to find their intended recipients.
City play Fulham in the Premiership on Saturday.