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January transfer window latest: Man City have signed Patrick Vieira from Inter Milan on a six-month deal for an undisclosed fee, and are close to agreeing the £3.5m transfer of 19-year-old striker Victor Moses from Crystal Palace – but the Eastlands club will have to pay £14m to take Younes Kaboul from Portsmouth!
If your first reaction is, “Vieira’s never recaptured his form with Arsenal in 2004, so how’s he going to fit into a midfield with Stephen Ireland, Gareth Barry, and Nigel de Jong…?”, then there’s not much more I can tell you (although I suppose Mancini could move Barry out to the left and rotate Vieira with de Jong…)
But if, as I suspect, your reaction is closer to, “Why should I care?”, then I’ve got two words for you… “Inheritance tax!”.
It’s not exactly a common chant on the terraces – but might become the talk of the directors’ box following the launch of a new tax-saving product, based on football transfer fees.
The internet has become the indomitable force of the century. So much so that it is now claiming dominion over death.
”The Last Messages Club’, launched today, allows members to create personal, e-packages for recipients, which are stored electronically and emailed to loved ones and friends after you die. The messages might include a long-held secret, a profession of love or even a rant at a partner or boss. Videos and pictures can also be sent with your Last Messages, along with documents and other attachments.