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English Premier League:Ricardo Carvalho to Real Madrid, Poulsen to Liverpool.

A still from EPL

A still from EPL

This week has been a tumultuous one for the fans of English premier league. Some major developments have shaken the world of football. The recent departure of Martin O Neill has sent shockwaves around the footballing world and has raised a pertinent question regarding the ability of smaller clubs luring their star players away from the glitz and the money power of the footballing giants and money spinners . Frustrated by the inability of the club to compete financially which resulted in the departure of James Milner looking almost sure , Martin O Neill resigned from the post after 4 good years at Aston Villa .

Some worrying news for Chelsea fans too. Their rock solid centre back Ricardo Carvalho has finally switched to Real Madrid subjected to medical and personal terms . The Blues confirmed on having agreed to the terms, for the sale of the Portugal international defender, while Madrid revealed Carvalho will join on a two-year deal. The deal is reported to be worth 8 million euros . Ricardo had his heart set at Real Madrid earlier and he wanted a reunion with coach Mourinho . But the deal looked to be shelved following no reports from either sides . However with the departure of Carvalho , Chelsea would surely have to strengthen their defense with Ashley Cole looking increasingly disillusioned and Jose Bosingwa still nursing an injury . With Chelsea offloading several key players , it is a transition period for Chelsea and they have to be strong in order to even put up a decent challenge for the title .

Other than this, Juventus and Liverpool have reportedly reached an agreement over midfielder Christian Poulsen.

The Danish international has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield as a direct replacement for the wantaway midfielder Javier Mascherano. With the deal being quick enough, we ought to see whether he would be able to feature for Liverpool for the opening match against Arsenal!!

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