We've been linked very strongly with Rod Fanni and Ronaldinho today, which seems strange given the rumors that we are going to be focussed on youth.
For me, Rod is a workmanlike right back - sort of the French, right footed equivalent of Paul Konchesky (in status and ability, not style). He's 29; why do we need him when we have Johnson and Kelly? Ronaldinho is also aging at 30. Since moving to Milan he has switched back to the left wing. This has seen his goal return drop to one in three, rather than one in four as it was at Barcelona. He's also had fitness problems that have seen him start on the bench regularly. All that said, I still think he would be a good signing on a short term contract (maximum two years). He would give us creativity and skill on the left and he's a player who has seen it all at every level. A very different kettle of fish to Fanni in my opinion. That said, I would prefer to see the likes of Sakho, Cahill, Luakaku or Hazard joining; just because they have age on their side. Is the best option a mixture of age and experience? Would anyone be happy with Ronaldinho?