Date: 21st March 2013 at 7:57pm
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Reuters News Agency report a statement from Sporting Lisbon on talks with City over RvW…

Reuters news agency have tonight reported that Sporting Lisbon have confirmed that the club is in talks with Norwich City over the summer sale of Ricky Van Wolfswinkel.

The report says:

Sporting are enduring one of the worst periods in their history, languishing 10th in the league, and the 24-year-old Dutchman is their top scorer with eight goals in the championship.

‘Sporting are in talks with Norwich regarding the transfer of Ricky Wolfswinkel,’ said the statement, published on stock market regulator CMVM’s web site ( Sporting is a listed company.

With the club’s presidential election looming this weekend, the possible sale of the versatile and agile Van Wolfswinkel has angered candidates

‘Sporting should not have to sell players to pay salaries. We cannot accept that,’ Bruno de Carvalho, the front-runner in the polls to be the next president, told o Jogo daily.

Clearly today’s gossip column reports have a large element of truth in them.

Exciting times eh?!


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