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    Sheva to NYRB?

    http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/27203

    ANDRIY SHEVCHENKO is preparing to follow David Beckham into Major League Soccer as his fears grow that Chelsea will allow him to leave Stamford Bridge.


    Chelsea are ready to listen to offers for the striker they paid 30.9million for just 18 months ago and are prepared to take a massive loss on the Ukraine international, 31, who cannot break into Avram Grant’s team.



    His old club AC Milan do not want him back at the proposed price of about 12m – even though he is a close personal friend of president Silvio Berlusconi – and nor do rivals Inter or fellow Serie A giants Juventus.



    Dinamo Kiev, the club where Shevchenko made his name, want their former captain to return but his American wife Kristen is not keen on a move back to his homeland.



    The Daily Express can reveal the former model and mother of his two sons has told the player that if he has to leave Stamford Bridge, she wants him to follow Beckham to the USA and seal a lucrative deal for the last few years of his playing career.



    Beckham’s club LA Galaxy already have the one player they are allowed who breaks the MLS wage cap.

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    But the New York Red Bulls are interested in the Chelsea forward, who would be a huge capture for their league and cement the upward curve backers insist is taking place in the sport since the arrival of Beckham last year. Wealthy New England Revolution are also interested.



    Shevchenko, though, still does not want to leave Chelsea. He has been working with sprint coach Darren Campbell in a desperate bid to boost his fitness and has told friends he still wants to prove himself in the Premier League and see out the last two years of his contract.



    But once again on Saturday, as Chelsea beat West Ham 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to make it 14 games unbeaten under Grant, the unhappy Shevchenko was left on the bench.



    Chelsea have lined up Bolton’s 10m-rated striker Nicolas Anelka as a January replacement for Shevchenko but they may still be reluctant to let him go as early as that, simply because Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou will be away with the Ivory Coast in the African Nations Cup.



    Grant, however, has failed to give Shevchenko a guarantee that their absence would open a window of opportunity for him next month.



    He said: “Everybody needs to respect Shevchenko. He is one of the best strikers in the history of football. He belongs to our team. At the moment he is not playing but that does not mean he will not [play] in the future. Sometimes you feel one player is ready to play and another is not.



    “When you come to a big club and you have so many big strikers, sometimes there are big names that don’t play for a period of time. He is not depressed. I can only judge players by what I hear when they speak with me or what I see in training. He is happy in training and he is training very well.



    “One of the reasons why I have not rushed to make a decision on signing during the African Nations Cup is we have good strikers here in Shevchenko and Claudio Pizarro. They are in the squad because they will be useful during that period – but not just then. I want him [Shevchenko] to be useful this month as well.”



    Shevchenko has started only four games this season. With Grant still unable to find a place for him in his team – which was the case with the coach’s predecessor Jose Mourinho – Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich has reluctantly conceded it would be best to let his close friend go for the sake of his career.

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    Pretty interesting... I loved him when he was on Milan, then he had to be a little ***** and and moved to England because his wife didn't like Italy.

    I'd definitely like to see him on the Red Bulls though

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    What a fall from grace he's had.

    He should never have left Milan.

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    i'm confused...isn't Angel already Redbull's cap exception?

    i'm not saying that sheva isnt better, but i just dont know how this type of situation would work if thats actually the case...would they have to sell angel or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadringer View Post
    i'm confused...isn't Angel already Redbull's cap exception?

    i'm not saying that sheva isnt better, but i just dont know how this type of situation would work if thats actually the case...would they have to sell angel or something?
    They have 2 (got one in trade from Chivas). One is used on Angel and the other one on Claudio Reyna. So one of them (probably Reyna) would have to be gone to get Sheva.

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    The MLS should just go the way of every other international league (to my knowledge) and just do away with the salary cap non sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodyPaige View Post
    They have 2 (got one in trade from Chivas). One is used on Angel and the other one on Claudio Reyna. So one of them (probably Reyna) would have to be gone to get Sheva.
    Reyna is almost a sure thing to be gone IMO. That is if they replace him with someone else like a Sheva.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genom View Post
    The MLS should just go the way of every other international league (to my knowledge) and just do away with the salary cap non sense.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevsJetsYanks88 View Post
    Reyna is almost a sure thing to be gone IMO. That is if they replace him with someone else like a Sheva.
    I hope he's gone. He was such a waste last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodyPaige View Post
    I hope he's gone. He was such a waste last year.
    Agreed. His better days are behind him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevsJetsYanks88 View Post
    +1
    NASL ring a bell?

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