It seems that the newspapers are ready to latch on to any perceived dispute between club and player in order to produce a transfer rumour and today there have been many stories appearing linking AC Milan with a move for Rafael van der Vaart.
Last week, VDV reacted with surprise at being left out of Spurs’ squad for the initial stages of the Europa League,
“I still think it’s a peculiar situation. Spurs could at least have consulted me,” the Dutchman said on his own website.
Harry Redknapp laughed off suggestions of a falling out but the stories today seemed to be based on suggestions of a rift between the two. The report seems to have originated in the Daily Star and suggests that £12m could be on the table as early as January.
Whenever VDV is mentioned, he attracts praise and criticism in equal measure so does a £12m offer sound almost too tempting to refuse?