Last updated : 03 August 2004 By editor
Nicolas Anelka could quit Manchester City for Barcelona, according to reports in France.French sports daily L'Equipe claim that Barca have already met representatives of the player and are ready to move for the City striker if their attempt to bring in Real Mallorca's Samuel Eto'o, who is part-owned by Madrid, collapses.

Anelka's representative Willie McKay told Guardian Unlimited Football
“If Barcelona made a big bid for him, then you would have to ask City if they would accept it."

The Sun report that Rio has shocked fans by turning his braided hair into a 70’s-style frizz. He unveiled his Afro during training yesterday. Wow.

DAVID BECKHAM is having feng shui symbols sewn into his football boots in a desperate bid to get his career back on track.

The design of the boot was strongly influenced by Becks’ interest in Eastern culture, especially yin and yang — the belief that opposite influences balance life and give it harmony. Becks begged his boot supplier, Adidas, to use the ancient Chinese beliefs to assist them in the design of his flashy new PredatorPulse footwear.

He said: “I’m very proud to wear these boots because they represent the idea of yin and yang.”

A source said: “Monks from the Far East and even feng shui experts were consulted to help Becks find a spiritual balance in his feet. They watched hours of footage of him in action before determining the correct set up. They left nothing to chance to help Becks once again live up to his Goldenballs tag.”

To help create a “yin and yang harmony”, the boots will come in Becks’ trademark red and silver. The silver represents class, purity and value, the red power and stimulation for his heart and breathing.

If he doesn’t know his left from right how does he know his ying from his yang.