Monday, July 20, 2009

Xavi and Andrei on their way? Dullness rumble on...

"Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has joined up with his team-mates for their pre-season tour of the Far East but the Real Madrid target has still left a question mark over his future at the club. He told Spanish newspaper AS: 'It is always a great feeling when Madrid want you, especially considering the phase of the career I am in now.
'But at this point, whether or not that can happen is not up to me. It's a matter that involves three parties, including myself. I do not like to force the issue. I prefer to talk.'"

Translation: "Rafa will not let me go! He will not let me go! Let me go! Let me go!

Hull City are keen on Liverpool striker Andriy Voronin but want the Ukraine international on loan rather than as a permanent signing.Full story: Daily Mirror

Our thoughts: Not bothered really...

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill says Liverpool did not lodge a bid for Gareth Barry before the midfielder's move to Manchester City.Full story: Daily Express

We think: Oh Marting, shut up...

All these can be found at:
BBC SPORT Football Gossip Monday's gossip column

Friday, July 17, 2009

A bit of Friday gossip about the same things as the last two months!

"Real Madrid are confident that an improved bid of around £32m will be enough to prise Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso away from Liverpool.

If Alonso does depart for the Bernabeu, Valencia midfielder David Silva would be top of Reds' boss Rafael Benitez's shopping list. (Daily Mirror)"

BBC SPORT Football Gossip Friday's gossip column

Liverpool / Arsenal transfer rumoursI believe some of the following players will move to Liverpool or ArsenalAshley Young – 20 million – my bet LiverpoolHuntelaar – 15 million – my bet ArsenalMartins – 10million – my bet ArsenalDavid Silva – 20 million – my bet LiverpoolAguero – 30 million – my bet Liverpool/Arsenal 50/50

Alberto Aquilani Will Sign For Liverpool For 15 Million In The Next Few Days On A 5–Year Contract

From the guy who brought you the glen johnson and robbie keane rumours first. Here is the official word from Anfield. Alonso deal is done, he's off to Madrid on 19th July, not a shock for anyone really, but Liverpool will be getting the 30mill asking price.WIth this cash Rafa buys 2 players. Aguilani and Silva. That will end the spending apart from a couple of youth players. Word on Melwood is that Rafa is gambling on TOrres' fitness for the sake of getting the wings sorted out. With Silva and Aquilani the midfield will have enough bite to play an effective 4–5–1. Plus the fact that there is no more money.Masc is staying though for an increased 84000 a week, deal to be announced in the enxt couple of weeks, as his agent has several meetings with Benitez this week.Dont expect any other players to join it won't happen. But with most teams significantly weakened, confidence is high on Anfield

BREAKING NEWS * BREAKING NEWS * BREAKING NEWS *ALONSO is staying – ALONSO is staying – ALONSO is stayingReliable source has just informed me that Rafa and Xabi have kissed and made up.Alonso loves Liverpool and wants to help them win the PremiershipWatch out for this news to be released soon.Well done Rafa and AlonsoMasch now also staying after agreeing to a new contract.Xabi to also sign new deal soonYNWA007

To the guy that posted:"Liverpool FC LATEST:MASSIVE News from Anfield.Firstly the inevitable: Alonso is going to Real Madrid. This is to be announced on Monday 20th July. Fee to be £26M rising to £29M after appearances.Alonso to make public statement expressing his desire to move to Madrid and his respect for Benitez, thus absolving Rafa of any blame for "resentment" between player and manager.

Also announced on Monday will be the SENSATIONAL NEWS that DAVID VILLA AND DAVID SILVA will be signing for LFC. Figures to be finalised, but it will be in the region of £40M + player exchange of Voronin, Reira and Daniel Pacecho (loan). LFC have actually been in negotiations with Valencia since April, however were waiting to finalise the Alonso situation before closing the deal.There will also still be enough money for the purchase of Martinez. Strangely enough Mark Noble is also high up on the list of priorities.

Lastly Mascherano is most definitely staying, and will be awarded with a new contract and pay rise"I guess you are assuming livertweet is real then??? I want it to be too but im not holding my breath – guess we will know in the next week!

All the made up nonsense is from, but entertaining nevertheless...

Friday, July 10, 2009

Ribery to the 'Pool!

"Frank Ribery to Liverpool! Deal will be concluded over this coming weekend and he will be introduced to the press next Tuesday. The deal on the table involves major funding from the American owners in the region of 40M pounds (58M Euros) plus Voronin (much admired in the Bundesliga) being written into the deal with a value of 4M pounds (6.5M euros) total deal cost of 44M pounds (65M Euros)."Source: Football Rumours Football Transfer Rumours

Our thoughts: It appears that the odds on this happening have been slashed to 2/1 by Sky Sports (from 66/1!)

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Ho, ho, ho, funny, funny, funny...

BBC SPORT Fun and Games Sport quotes of the week: "'We haven't got his number yet, which might have had an effect, but we are not expecting a big demand even when that is known. As far as I know, no one has asked for it.'
A Manchester United megastore worker reveals the fans aren't exactly going mad for it over Michael Owen shirts."

Tykes wait for Reds reply on Hammill | Liverpool | English Premier League | Football News from TEAMtalk

Barnsley manager Simon Davey has made a bid for highly-rated Liverpool winger Adam Hammill, but is yet to receive an answer from the Reds.

The Anfield academy graduate spent the final two and a half months of last season on loan at Oakwell after a spell at Blackpool earlier in the campaign.

Davey is keen to sign him on a permanent basis but revealed that Liverpool are currently assessing Hammill before making any decision on his future.

Davey told the club's official website: 'We have made an offer for Adam and were told that Liverpool wanted to have a look at him through pre-season.

'Our offer is still on the table but we cannot just wait around and we have to make sure we have other targets in mind if that answer is a negative one.

'On the other hand it is not going to blow our budget if we get the right answer on Adam two days before the start of the season.'"

Is God on the move?

BBC SPORT Football Gossip Wednesday's gossip column: "Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler's stint in Australia could be a short one as Tranmere boss John Barnes wants to make a move for his former Anfield team-mate. (The Sun)"

Wouldn't mind seeing that actually. And send a few of our kids there on loan...

Finally, Alonso to stay!

BBC SPORT Football Gossip Wednesday's gossip column: "Real Madrid director general Jorge Valdano says the £35m figure they have been quoted for Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso means they are close to pulling out of any deal to sign him.
Full story: Independent"

Mind you, they said that about Beckham...

More LFC transfer rumours

From Football Rumours Football Transfer Rumours: "Liverpool F.C.

I have been advised following a lengthy conversation with a director at the club that the transfer targets are below:

Forwards – 1 from these:

Henry, he would be used as a make–weight in any deal involving Masc.

Villa – Potential deal next season, he won't be signed this year as he does not want to move to a new leage before the World Cup.

Ruud Van Nis – This is possible, 2 year deal, wants to return to England, & Raffa is keen as he can get him for £2 Million, I personally would have gone back in for Owen!

Darren Bent – Linked to LFC previously before moving to Spurs, however Rafa would not pay anymore than £6 Million for the lad, possible foil for Torres, Plus he is english!

Should Alonso be sold, then the possible replacements are Scott Parker, XAVI or Yaka Toure from Barca.

These are possible bids, not set in stone, but potentials, Steven Taylor from Newcastle, again english, more of a squad player behing Agger & Skirtel.

David Bentley or Shaun Wright–Philips – Both english, & potential signing, & one remote outside bet is Damien Duff!

It is also understood that Owen has a clause written into his Man Utd contract that if Liverpool come in for him, he can go!"

Football Rumours | Football Transfer Rumours

Football Rumours Football Transfer Rumours:

"*****information somepeople should read*****

Ok for a start to the people who keep saying Juan Mata is going to liverpool the player has a buy back clause to real madrid for 25m Euros and a sell on fee 40% so valencia need the money yes but it won't go to them so they will sell other players to get the full amount like David Villa to Barcelona 40m Euros.

Other big news i have from a very close sauce is Manu will sign Modric from spurs for 22m this is because HR would pefer the money for new players has he has to sell before he buys.

*****stop the Fanstary football*****"

Football Rumours | Football Transfer Rumours

Football Rumours Football Transfer Rumours: "The Reason Liverpool fans are abusing Michael Owen isn't that he didn't join Liverpool. It's because he joined Manchester United after being a faithful servant to Liverpool, and the fans now view him as a traitor. Liverpool fans didn't particularly want him to come back either, it was Gerrard and Carragher asking Rafa to bring him back, as the three are friends. Funny that he said he would of taken a £100,000 pay cut to join Liverpool, after he joined Manchester United. Just clearing things up ;)"