So it appears Laurent Koscielny is close to signing. He can score:
He can tackle:
And he can also get sent off for cynical fouls, interestingly here it was on a certain Mr Chamakh!
It seems likely to happen, so maybe I've jumped the gun, who knows. Meanwhile the World Cup grumbles on and FIFA look more stupid by the day foir refusing to introduce video technology in assisting referees. Brazil - IVC was a good game, but there was a lot of feigning of injury all the way through, particularly from Brazil. Then there was a shocking tackle that escaped a card which could easily have broken tibia. Then Kaka was sent off after some shocking cheating from an IVC player who went down as if shot in the face. Add this to a double hand ball helping Fabiano score his second and you have the perfect case study into why video technology is needed in today's game. There simply is not decent argument against it.