- Charlie Davies is in the provisional squad for tomorrow's key match at fellow relegation fighters Ajaccio. The word I got out of France is that he is even in with a shot to start, depending on how today's training went with the attack combinations.
- Recent dug-up rumours linking AS Roma with interest in Clint Dempsey are false. I won't speak of the other Deuce scuttlebutt or his scene in general just yet, but let's stick with the Giallorossi for a moment.
I have been told that the honchos still want to capture an American player, and I am also told that technical director Walter Sabatini is only interested in Michael Bradley at this time. However, Roma still do not know who their manager will be next season, nor do they know whether they will make it into Europe (which obviously affects the budget). On top of that, Mikey's price tag went up a fair bit this season and the Stadio Olimpico folks will need to spend efficiently.
Now you know where that whole until-now failed project stands. It still exists and it still has Bradley as the clear GM's office preference. At the same time, back corridor buzz says Sabatini may go for Andre Villa-Boas as manager, and I have no idea what he might think of acquiring Bradley.
Timely side note: Bradley dominated the Roma midfield in a 0-0 draw today.
- Greg Seltzer