A Budget XI of potential transfers

We across the footballing world half expected the transfer market to light up after Euro 2012, but somewhere in between the ludicrous release clauses and the introduction of Financial Fair Play we have seen relatively little activity this summer. Thus, The Whole Twelve Yards has decided to craft its very own budget eleven, showing a blend of the best potential deals and those done so far from British football.

A Silva lining for Ligue 1

As Milan president and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi confirmed to Gazetta dello Sport that he had “sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to PSG”, adding “We [Milan] will save €150m in two years” we may have witnessed the beginnings of a swing in the power of European football towards the French Ligue 1.