Liverpool Rumours Archive August 18 2010

 

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18 Aug 2010 23:23:56
Allot being said about Xabi Alonso coming home around the numerous rumour chat sites. Cant see it myself. . btw SG looked very good in that role against The A*se on Sunday.

Quick vote - Who would love it if Alonso came back to the pool? Believable for Yes / Unbelievable for No.

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18 Aug 2010 23:07:20
Babels not going anywere! ! ! ! !

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18 Aug 2010 22:49:46
To Giuseppe Sculli was 4.1m not 25m! . . dude i got from sky sports so calm down m8 and if mascherano clapping is ur reason 4 him leaving get a life

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18 Aug 2010 22:16:58
Liverpool Rumours
Here is the latest from the "famous" Bamba an person who is well connected to the action with all that is going on at LFC with regard to the takeover:

"Just to bring a little sanity to the guessing-games as to who I'm 'working for'. No-one. I'm certainly not cheerleading one particular bid. I salute the work Jack Slater and others are doing in urging caution and proper detailed scrutiny before we welcome a new bunch of well-heeled saviours through the Shankly Gates. That said, the Huang bid is the one I know a lot about; have done for a while; and am satisfied, via friends, colleagues and contacts inside and outside LFC and the City of London financial community, that his bid and his proposal for the future development of the club stacks up. If there's another bid of substance that is currently on the table complete with proof of funding, then neither myself or anyone I rely upon for a credible inside track knows about it.

There was definitely a feeling on Friday afternoon that Huang was to be named preferred bidder. It remains a mystery as to why the club advised, around tea-time last Friday, that an official statement was coming within the hour, only for the non-committal statement we all saw to be issued some three or four hours later. It was also odd listening to Christian Purslow state on 5Live that no bid was jumping out as being particularly attractive at the moment, and none had supplied proof of funding. Huang's bid came complete with the necessary proofs, though a well-placed financial journalist thinks the club has asked for more documentation.

The same journo is convinced that Huang's proposed takeover has come down to a blinking match. Martin Broughton is looking for a richer valuation than Huang is prepared to pay. Huang is adamant he'll put as little profit as possible in the current owners' pockets. Something has to give, and it could be that Huang retires for the time being, if a deal can't be concluded in time for Roy Hodgson to invest in the current transfer market.

In terms of my gagging, Alan F has it spot on. By a process of elimination, those closest to the sale process will work out who is giving classified information to the likes of myself. For my part, I've passed some of that on to the moderators of this site, so they're satisfied there's no skulduggery or stealth PR going on. There's a lot of fascinating detail to reveal, and in time it will all come out. For now, I really am going to shut it. I want Hicks and Gillett gone, and I'm not saying anything more that might in any way stop, or delay that happening.

Keep checking The Times. The two Tonys speak to the same people, and they're the only journalists who keep calling this takeover accurately."

THIS IS LIKELY TO BE FACT NOT RUMOUR!

Stevie G, Walton, Liverpool

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18 Aug 2010 21:54:54
Alot of people have asked. If a player plays in the qualification stage of a European tournament they aren't cup-tied. They will become cup-tied if they play in the group stage.

Example:
If Javier Mascherano plays tommorow against Trazpanspor he will not YET, be cup-tied.

Hope it helps.
Jamseyboy.

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18 Aug 2010 21:41:52
Liverpool Transfers

ins:

one of:
toivonen
gignac
gyan
lukaku
suarez
crouch
c. cole

outs:
maschrerano
insua
kyrgiakos
cavalieri

25 man squad:

gk- reina, jones, gulacsi

rb- johnson, kelly

lb- agger, aurelio

cb- carra, skrtel, wilson, (kelly)

lm- jovanovic, babel

rm- kuyt, maxi

cm- gerrard, poulsen, lucas, aquilani, shelvey, spearing

am- cole

st- torres, ngog, pacheco, (new striker)

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18 Aug 2010 21:36:35
18 Aug 2010 18:05:20
Santa Cruz coming to Liverpool and Wayne Bridge too season long loan with option to buy at end of season.


Not sure about Santa Cruz (though this one seems to be growing pace) But Wayne Bridge on loan? are you mad?
Why would Mancini let Wayne go to a rival team after telling him he is in his plans? Bellamy was not allowed to go to a rival so why on earth would city throw yet another 'home grown' player out of the squad?

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18 Aug 2010 21:25:50
Liverpool Rumours
Indian businessman Ahasan Ali Syed, has confirmed that he approached Liverpool FC with a bid, but was told that the club was sold. . So things seem to be happening behind the scenes afterall!

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18 Aug 2010 21:08:29
Liverpool Rumours
Liverpool scouts are at the Werder Breman Vs Sampdoria watching 2 players
Marko Marin ( Werder Breman ) winger
Giampaolo Pazzini. ( Sampdoria ) Striker

LFC 4 Life

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18 Aug 2010 20:47:22
Liverpool Rumours
Editor do you have any idea on the insua situation. Not much talk of him leaving since the Fiorentina deal fell through. However there is persistant rumours about us bringing in a new left back.
Surely if he is staying a left back is not required with him, Aurelio and Agger all adeqautely filling the role.

{Editor's Note: It is all rumours right now.}

I agree with the editor, however if you look on the LFC site you will see Insua does NOT have a squad number, which makes me think he won't be a LFC player for long. Also Ed, who do you think we will sign before the end of the transfer window. I personally think the gritted performance by the lads on Sunday shows that we don't NEED any positions, so ed, your view?

TomLFC {editor's note - Roy seems to be of the same mind, he wants a striker, but he does not feel the situation is desperate. With Aurelio returning he is no longer searching for a left back, Poulsen was brought in to bolster the midfield, so if Mash goes he won't be replaced. The only other position Roy is keen on adding, if possible, is the wings, but again he doesn't see it as urgent so will only sign what he sees as the right player.}

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18 Aug 2010 20:47:17
Liverpool FC is still a top top class club with top class fans, players, coaches and facilities, and are easely capable of pulling in top top players, though at the moment only for the right price.

onto roumers i think we should use our money to sign this taulivin, (SPELLING) seen a video on youtube and this kid looks rather good. if the sale of mascherano goes through then we can afford a couple more additions, though i have to say i would be chuffed to bits if we kept monster masch and got this young striker in.

also if mach does go or even if not the resigning of xabi alonso would be one for the guiness books, and i don't think you would find a single liverpool player or fan that would'nt feel the same. "BELIEVABLE_ _ _NON BELIEVABLE PLEASE VOTE

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18 Aug 2010 20:47:05
18 Aug 2010 20:08:48
Ryan Babel will join Wolfsburg within the next 48 hours. Expect him to be omitted from the Europa League game tomorrow as he will travel to Germany to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical. The fee is a straight £9million rising to £11m (the amount Liverpool paid for him) depending on appearances and goals.
As soon as this transfer is completed, Liverpool will use the money and lodge an upfront offer of £10million plus future incentives for either Arda Turan or Bryan Ruiz. I would expect it to be Turan though as Liverpool would have to apply for a work permit for Ruiz as he is from Costa Rica and therefore would have to apply for a work permit which potentially could hold up a move. Hodgson wants a replacement signed quickly and a work permit is something the Turkish Turan wouldn't need. {editor's note - Turkey is not in the EU, a work permit would be required for him to play for us as well.}

I love how the Editors think they know everything! Look up the facts, like Rafa Benitez would do and I think you'll find that Turkey are part of the EU.

{Editor's Note: I am pretty sure none of the Editors would claim to know everything. However, I am sure Rafa would have looked Turkey up as you suggest - and he would have found that Turkey is NOT in the
European Union.}.

The editor is quite correct on this, Turkey are about a third of the way through the application progress, which probably won't end until about 2015

the editor is correct, i work for a department associated with the EU and turkey is only an associate member at this stage and the last guy was correct in saying it will take a few years, so the guy throwing abuse, shut your mouth and learn the facts or f""k off to italy with rafa so we don't have to put up with you, you stupid knobache!

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18 Aug 2010 20:42:58
Liverpool looking at bolstering the squad with little funds. However the Santa Cruz on loan deal looks likely. My girlfriend works with Brian Marwoods (ex Arsenal player) daughter, Charlotte Marwood at Nike an passed it on. Will be announced over the weekend.

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18 Aug 2010 20:35:48
Does anyone have the answer (those that KNOW only please

I thought everyone knows that 'only Smarties have the answer'

Ridgebackred. .

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18 Aug 2010 20:08:48
Ryan Babel will join Wolfsburg within the next 48 hours. Expect him to be omitted from the Europa League game tomorrow as he will travel to Germany to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical. The fee is a straight £9million rising to £11m (the amount Liverpool paid for him) depending on appearances and goals.
As soon as this transfer is completed, Liverpool will use the money and lodge an upfront offer of £10million plus future incentives for either Arda Turan or Bryan Ruiz. I would expect it to be Turan though as Liverpool would have to apply for a work permit for Ruiz as he is from Costa Rica and therefore would have to apply for a work permit which potentially could hold up a move. Hodgson wants a replacement signed quickly and a work permit is something the Turkish Turan wouldn't need. {editor's note - Turkey is not in the EU, a work permit would be required for him to play for us as well.}

I love how the Editors think they know everything! Look up the facts, like Rafa Benitez would do and I think you'll find that Turkey are part of the EU.

{Editor's Note: I am pretty sure none of the Editors would claim to know everything. However, I am sure Rafa would have looked Turkey up as you suggest - and he would have found that Turkey is NOT in the
European Union.}.

The editor is quite correct on this, Turkey are about a third of the way through the application progress, which probably won't end until about 2015

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18 Aug 2010 20:07:03
Liverpool to sign dutch league duo, bryan ruiz and carlos salcido. insua will be sold, masch looks likely to stay. this will be all unless masch is sold, which will mean banega will sign along with a winger.

E.H LFC

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18 Aug 2010 19:56:38
Liverpool are going to spend out on 4 players in the next week.

BRYAN RUIZ 5m+ryan babel
OLA TOIVONEN 9M
CONNOR WICKHAM 7m +plessis
PAUL KONCHESKEY 3m

CAVALIERI 2.5 M. . INSUA 5M. .will be only other departures

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18 Aug 2010 19:54:37
Liverpool Rumours
People should stop jumping up and down babel isn't going anywhere

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18 Aug 2010 19:43:37
18 Aug 2010 16:55:54
Good news, my fellow liverpool fans!, Tawio of marseille who was keen on a move to us, but marseille wouldn't sell him, has said he will run down the rest of his contract with his contract set to expire at the end of this season!, so next season we will have a good attacking left back in Tawio. so i can see insua being sold, and roy getting in a cheap left back, to start or cover aurelio, shame that would have to be konchesky, i can see him coming in for around 2.5 - 3million, because his contract also expires at the end of the season
Harrison :)

Tawio is contracted till 2012. so we will have to wait for 2 years for that to happen.

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18 Aug 2010 19:29:11
Nemeth ====> Olympiacos
source:greek media

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18 Aug 2010 19:24:36
Olympique Marseille Reach Agreement With Nice For Loic Remy.

Not a done deal yet !
the clubs have reached an agreement on price, but neither personal terms nor a medical has happened. Not saying it won't happen Just HE HAS NOT SIGNED YET
and don't forget W.ham agreed a fee with nice, ALSO Hoffenheim have tabled a bid which meets nice's valuation of the player added to this is there is a clause in the contract that if Lyon match the price or better it they have first refusal on remy.

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18 Aug 2010 19:16:15
Editor do you have any idea on the insua situation. Not much talk of him leaving since the Fiorentina deal fell through. However there is persistant rumours about us bringing in a new left back.
Surely if he is staying a left back is not required with him, Aurelio and Agger all adeqautely filling the role.

{Editor's Note: It is all rumours right now.}

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18 Aug 2010 19:04:46
Possible transfer targets:
Ola Toivonen
Carlos Salcido

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18 Aug 2010 18:53:45
Midfielders

We are once again linked with Parker(w.ham)
also Defour (s.liege). .

personal opinion on both possibilities.

Parker.
As stated on Many Many occasions Parker will not be sold by w.ham UNLESS the player hands in a transfer request.

Defour.
If Roy does want defour he'll have to move very quietly and very quickly.
Man ure have been keeping an EXTREMELY close eye on the player and his recovery from the serious injury.Fergie himself sent Defour a letter of support when he got his injury and told him he would be monitoring his recovery personally. If fergie thinks for one minute liverpool are trying to sign him, he will move as quickly for defour as he did when man citeh started enquiring about Bebe(who Fergie admited to have never seen play, and they would have normally waited to see his developement).Added to that fact is the ongoing injury/ s to Owen (did he last play) , hargreaves.

J4 96 YNWA

jasonlfc

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18 Aug 2010 18:50:24
Remy's gone to Marseille - good. Milner's gone to Man City so that ones ruled out as well.

What happened to Messi for £200m??

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18 Aug 2010 18:44:10
ED Ive heard about riise coming back for 3m.
Is there any truth in this.

{Editor's Note: Most doubtful.}

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18 Aug 2010 18:39:00
Liverpool Rumours
Was reading a post on Koptalk: it claims Xabi is to return?!?! says he is surplus to requirements with Jose and Real still owe LFC a fair amount of the transfer from last year.

*this could break the unbelievable button Ed*

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18 Aug 2010 18:37:51
We are not going to sign a foreign, cup-tied player we can't afford! so no more about turan unless something else develops.

roy will look to sign a left back, and a versatile midfielder (hence the interest in parker) who can cover all the central midfield positons, and help out in defense too.

a striker will be signed, but don't expect a world class, hot foreign prospect either. i think roy will stay english and pick up a cast off from another team (crouch). .

feel free to disagree with me. .but the bids (not signings) i expect will be for crouch and parker (maybe if roys feeling particularly ambitious, bridge, and even back to his old club for his fave, zamora - fulham will accept a bit if its good enough. .but i don't know if we have the cash. .)

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18 Aug 2010 18:23:08
Spurs join Liverpool in hunt for Swedish hotshot, Tottenham want Liverpool target Ola Toivonen

Earlier this month, reports had suggested that the Reds were prepared to table a bid of £5 million for the ex-Malmo centre-forward, Sky Sports now reporting that Spurs are also interested in the marksman, PSV are understood to be holding out for at least £10 million.
Harry Redknapp has made no secret of his desire add some extra potency to his frontline, and he is believed to have identified Toivonen as the man to help Spurs maintain their place in the top four of the Premier League.
Sources in Holland are now speculating that initial contact between PSV and Spurs has already been made, and that an deal could be finalised before the transfer window slams shut.

abbs

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18 Aug 2010 18:21:25
Liverpool Rumours
This is what I think will happen with Liverpool before August 31st;

Ins

Konchesky- 3m
Gary Cahill- 8m + Kyrgiakos
Pavlyuchenko- 6m (if Spurs qualify for CL then Remy will join them)

Outs

Insua, Kyrgiakos, Mascherano

25 Man squad

GK: Reina, Jones, Gulasci
LB: Konchesky, Aurelio
CB: Carragher, Agger, Cahill, Skrtel, Ayala
RB: Johnson, Kelly
LW: Jovanovic, Babel
RW: Kuyt, Maxi
CM: Gerrard, Cole, Lucas, Aquilani, Poulsen
ST: Torres, Pavlyuchenko, N'gog, Pacheco

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18 Aug 2010 18:18:51
Liverpool Rumours
18 Aug 2010 17:48:48
Liverpool to sign Lukaku for 9million but will loan back for one season .

If babel completes his move to Wolfsburg expect Roy to sign Arda Turan for Fenebache ( spelling ).

Liverpool will then make two signings once Mascherano joins Barca they will be Connor Wickham for 7million and Steven Defour for 13million

LFC 4 Life

1) There is no interest in Lukaku. 2) Roy is not selling Babel. 3) Roy is not buying Arda. 4) Neither LFC, nor anyone else for that matter will be buying Wickham this window. 5) LFC is not looking to buy Dafour.

Agree with the points raised and also Arda plays for Galatasary not Fenerbache

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18 Aug 2010 18:08:16
I have no links inside Liverpool but if Wolfsburg are after Babel and he is rated 9m then they should use any money to bring in Dzeko. He is a proven goalscorer in a top league and big strong striker which Hodgson wants. I would like to see him at L'Pool. click believable if you agree

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18 Aug 2010 18:05:20
Santa Cruz coming to Liverpool and Wayne Bridge too season long loan with option to buy at end of season.

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18 Aug 2010 17:48:48
Liverpool to sign Lukaku for 9million but will loan back for one season .

If babel completes his move to Wolfsburg expect Roy to sign Arda Turan for Fenebache ( spelling ).

Liverpool will then make two signings once Mascherano joins Barca they will be Connor Wickham for 7million and Steven Defour for 13million

LFC 4 Life

1) There is no interest in Lukaku. 2) Roy is not selling Babel. 3) Roy is not buying Arda. 4) Neither LFC, nor anyone else for that matter will be buying Wickham this window. 5) LFC is not looking to buy Dafour.

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18 Aug 2010 17:39:17
Liverpool to sign Lukaku for 9million but will loan back for one season .

If babel completes his move to Wolfsburg expect Roy to sign Arda Turan for Fenebache ( spelling ).

Liverpool will then make two signings once Mascherano joins Barca they will be Connor Wickham for 7million and Steven Defour for 13million

LFC 4 Life

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18 Aug 2010 17:35:51
Santa cruz is on his way to anfield on a season long loan, talk of him at west ham but its beleived he wants european football , trust 100% , im in the know!

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18 Aug 2010 17:17:51
Latest rumours is that Toivonen deal might be off, no bids from LFC. Have you got some more info? Which player would you guys want, Ruiz or Toivonen? Yes either oine of these cause hand oin heart i don't believe anybody else is even being monitered.

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18 Aug 2010 16:55:54
Good news, my fellow liverpool fans!, Tawio of marseille who was keen on a move to us, but marseille wouldn't sell him, has said he will run down the rest of his contract with his contract set to expire at the end of this season!, so next season we will have a good attacking left back in Tawio. so i can see insua being sold, and roy getting in a cheap left back, to start or cover aurelio, shame that would have to be konchesky, i can see him coming in for around 2.5 - 3million, because his contract also expires at the end of the season
Harrison :)

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18 Aug 2010 16:54:24
Lol the guy who thinks david luiz is bryan ruiz . . .also liverpool will definetely sign artem milevskiy for 15m and turan if babel leaves, and also expect to see scott parker if masch goes and insua leaving and koncheskey coming in.

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18 Aug 2010 16:40:18
I find it outrageous that we're being linked with so many people now given the money we have. i believe we only have enough for two. out of those that we are linked if i would prefer toivonen and ruiz. i am worried that the ukranian guy would become another voronin and i have a bad feeling about van wolf. believable if you agree and unbelievable if you do not

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18 Aug 2010 16:38:36
Liverpool Rumours
Paul Konchesky?? what will he bring being honest! The players we have in his position are sufficient enough, we need to move forward with players like him and bridge being linked were at a stand still!

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18 Aug 2010 16:34:41
Shock return for sammi hyppia for 3 million !

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18 Aug 2010 16:32:45
Liverpool Rumours
Giuseppe Sculli was 4.1m not 25m! . . Where has this insane rise come from? I'm not even sure if Masherano and Sculli play the same role?. .Of course there is still a possibility that he is going. . Why did he clap and thank the fans as he knows himself he is going. . Something is on the cards that's for sure!. . .I wouldn't worry though as Roy has just stated that any player leaving (who is in the 25man squad) will need to be replaced. . That includes Masherano!

If Masherano leaves I would expect another midfielder and perhaps left over money towards another player? I don't know because like everybody else, I'm speculating!

My guess-

Outs:

MonsterMash- 22-26m

Insua- 3-5m

El Zhar- 1-3m ( pretty sure he isn't in the 25 man squad so don't expect replacements).

Ins:

Midfielder- ??m

Left-Back- ??m

POSSIBLY a striker

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18 Aug 2010 16:26:35
18 Aug 2010 14:00:34
Tottenham also interested in signing ola toinoven says sky sports new.
Ed do you think we still have a chance of singing him? Surely if his agent is ex hodgson player this gives us an advantage? thanks

{Editor's Note: I think there is a chance he will sign if the price is right. But will he want to sit on the bench when FT is fit?}

i no what you mean ed but just look at j s park for the ***l doesn always get a game an doesn moan either i think if we do get him its a battle between him an ngog to be a sub for el nino another thing ed do you think there is any truth in the rumour about parker wi all the mid's we have even if masch was to go cheers

EL IRISH NINO

{Editor's Note: Scott Parker is a very good player and no doubt very commited - but he about 30 and I am not sure we have a place in the midfield for him.}

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18 Aug 2010 16:23:44
Liverpool Rumours
Striking options for liverpool:
Gignac is going to marseille so won't join us
Remy would have came already if Roy wanted him
Ruiz is joining Sevilla
C. Cole is over-priced

I think Toivolen is the most likely to come in simply based on the fact Roy has sent scouts to see him in action, Sammy Lee and Roy himself so he must be serious about bringing him in, the only stumbling block i can see may be his price or wages so no guarantees.
Plus the fact harry redknapp and spurs are interested must mean we are because they seem to use other clubs as a scouting system i.e. any player a rival club wants so does redknapp

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18 Aug 2010 16:17:38
Roy Hodsgon today said in an interview with lfc tv that there has been no contact from anybody for ryan babel therefore, the reports in the media are false he also goes on to say that he is expecting to have babel at lpool next season.

this could be good news as babel will thrive under a manager who can show him 'a bit of love' and give him confidence, form is temporary, class is permanent he came with a big reputation and delivered in his first season (10 goals from mainly substitue appearences) he is only 23 remember nani in the 08/ 09 season? terrible however the 09/ 10 season he was awesome so babel CAN come good.

also said in the interview cavillieri will leave and when purslow said 'one or two more signings' he meant ON TOP of the jones signing so it looks like a left back (koncheskey) and forward (Toivolen) will be brought in.
IF mascherano leaves then stefen defour perhaps?? after his agent saying to prem clubs are still interested in him ( Liverpool and Manchester United)

Outs:
Cavillieri
Insua
Perhapsd Masch

Ins:
Koncheskey
Toivolen
Defour IF masch leaves

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18 Aug 2010 16:10:22
Oi dingbats Turkey is NOT in the EU.

Will Masch be unable to play in CL if he plays in Europa?

Does anyone have the answer (those that KNOW only please).

Ta.

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18 Aug 2010 16:06:18
End of the transfer window this is what will have happened:
Out -
babel 10m rising to 12m wolfsburg
Mascherano - inter 22m
Cavaleri - 4m
Ins -
Turan 10m rising to 14m
Lakuku 8m loan back till next season
Wickham - 8m
Ginaic - 10m

Line up strongest possible
Reina
Johnsen carragher agger aurelio
Turan Lucas gerrard jovanovic
Cole
Torres

Pacheco ngog and kelly will feature lots this season

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18 Aug 2010 15:31:14
Recent rumours:

Ins:

- Byran Ruiz - £13m or Swap Deal With Babel
- Paul Konchesky - £3m
- Artem Milevsky - £13m
- Scott Parker - £??m
- Ola Toivonen - £5-£15m
- Ricky Van Wolfswinkel - £8m
- Andre-Peirre Gignac - £4m-£5m
- Romelu Lukaku - £6m ??

Outs:

- Javier Mascherano - £25-£30m - Barcelona or Inter
- Ryan Babel - £9m - Wolfsberg or Birmingham
- Emiliano Insua - £4m - Genoa

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18 Aug 2010 15:27:29
Babel to leave for Wolfsburg. . .Who can replace him?

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18 Aug 2010 15:26:47
ED is there a chance of xabi alonso returning to liverpool? he feels he might lose his place in the madrid first 11 with the arrival of ozil and khedira.
benetiz was the reason he left and that he is gone he might consider a return. there would be no fee involved because madrid still owe liverpool 25mil from his transfer.

{Editor's Note: Firstly, there is nothing owed for Alonso by Real Madrid. Secondly, he would command a fee and a fee we cannot afford. Finally, we should be looking forward and not back. Alonso was a favourite of the fans and every where he has played he has been liked by his fellow pros. I doubt that he would consider that a move back to Liverpool would further his career either. In summary, it is extremely unlikely that he willr e-sign for Liverpool}

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18 Aug 2010 14:46:56
Recent reports suggest Parker is delaying putting pen to paper on a new five-year contract with West Ham fuelling speculation he is holding out on a move to Liverpool who have already had a bid rejected.
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Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has been monitoring Parker all summer and despite having an earlier offer knocked back, remains eager to sign the 30-year-old.

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18 Aug 2010 14:33:06
Looks like ruiz is going to seville (source: givemefootball.com) aparently a deal worth 12.3 has been agreed and the report also says this opens the door for fabiano to move. spurs are favourites, depends whether he plays in CL

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18 Aug 2010 14:17:02
Liverpool have been looking at Mevlut Erdinc for a couple of weeks now and are looking to put a bid in for him in the region of 11.5M!

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18 Aug 2010 14:00:34
Tottenham also interested in signing ola toinoven says sky sports new.
Ed do you think we still have a chance of singing him? Surely if his agent is ex hodgson player this gives us an advantage? thanks

{Editor's Note: I think there is a chance he will sign if the price is right. But will he want to sit on the bench when FT is fit?}

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18 Aug 2010 13:55:29
Embarlo a oldham starlet has just signed for 25,000 looks a good prospect at only 14 years old

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18 Aug 2010 13:54:01
Living in east ham, i have one or two contacts at whfc. i can assure all liverpool fans, that neither cole or parker will join l'pool.

santa cruz to whfc has fallen through, so cole is not an option to sell.

looks like its looking likely that we will end up signing Ola from PSV for a fee around 10m euros, 7-8m pounds.

London Scouser. YNWA

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18 Aug 2010 13:44:42
SELL Aquilani, Babel, Lucas, Insua, Mascherano
for combined fee of say 45-50million.

We will need a defensive midfielder
Scot Parker

A left back
Wayne Bridge

A left winger
Saun Wright Philips

A striker
Defoe

We can buy the odd foreign luxury player when the money from the new owners comes in if needed.

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18 Aug 2010 13:39:53
At last liverpool have been re-linked with twente striker bryan ruiz, in early july we were linked with him and i really wanted us to but him, but we then cooled our interest. since then we have been linked with other over priced strikers e.g c cole, kiesling. ruiz is much better than any of these after scoring 24 goals last season, apparently we are hoping to swap babel plus cash for him. hope this deal goes through, he is class.

E.H LFC

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18 Aug 2010 13:18:05
Wish everyone would stop linking Liverpool, Arsenal, Man Utd and Chelsea with city players. SWP, Ireland Given etc will not be joining any of these teams or Villa or Spurs for that matter unless there involved in a P/ x deal. I.e Ireland p/ x for Milner. They don't need to sell to raise money and have just sent Bellamy to Cardiff paying the bulk of his wages as they are not prepared to strengthen rival clubs. So why people are suggesting they will allow younger better players to go to rivals baffles me.

Anyway back to a real rumour, working as a steward on Sunday's match the overheard Mauro Zarate being mentioned as a potential transfer target. Apparently enquiries have already been made.

Wouldnt mind a gamble on him.

Also the board are close to picking a prefered bidder. The board have kept there cards close to their chest and no rumours around the club as to who the prefered bidder is at this stage. Expecting an announcement to be made in the next 5 days. Once one is picked it is up to the bidder how long it takes from there. Hopefully will give us 2 or 3 days to get players in.

Roy has held back on the new striker to see how this pans out but has now been told not to expect anything befor the window shuts

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18 Aug 2010 13:13:54
Liverpool Rumours
Liverpool will buy loic remy and torres and gerrard wil stay at liverpool

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18 Aug 2010 13:10:08
Liverpool Rumours
18 Aug 2010 11:40:38
Liverpool Rumours
Milner is coming to lfc , he does not want to go to city , lfc came in with a late offer last night to which he has held up the city deal, its milners dream move to come to anfield , still expect ireland to villa , 100% true , im in the no!

IT'S, IN THE KNOW!
SOMETHING YOU ARE CLEARLY NOT.

J4 96 YNWA

jasonlfc

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18 Aug 2010 13:02:50
Liverpool Rumours
I have heard (from nobody in authority) that SWP is a possible target on the list who could now be available potentially on the cheap since Milner is about to arrive at Man City.

May not be a bad addition as it would enable the use of Dirk Kuyt in a more central/ Support Striker role with Maxi and SWP battling on the wings.

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18 Aug 2010 13:02:39
Rumour has it that Scott Parker has been spotted in Liverpool, Just what I've heard.

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18 Aug 2010 13:01:34
In Reply to:
Milner is coming to lfc , he does not want to go to city , lfc came in with a late offer last night to which he has held up the city deal, its milners dream move to come to anfield , still expect ireland to villa , 100% true , im in the no!

U might not know as much as you think because according to most media sources (off the back of an interview with Villa's care taker manager) he is about to sign for city! I'd love it if they were wrong and you were right but I suspect you're either gullible or full of it

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18 Aug 2010 12:34:24
Expect Liverpool to only sign one more notably-decent player, probably a striker. Numerous sources (I don't know how reliable they are) have hinted that Ola Toivonen is this player.

Roy will continue with Agger at left-back but only until January as the player does not particularly enjoy playing in that position. And by this time who knows what kind of money might be available to him? Alternatively, Roy may opt for a cheap full-time left-back, however, I hope this is not the case as this road seems to be angling towards Konchesky -.-

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18 Aug 2010 12:32:34
Liverpool Rumours
Update on a couple of Liverpool's fans targets. Marseille have made a formal offer to Toulouse for Andre-Pierre Gignac who they see as the perfect partner to their other target Loic Remy. I am not sure that they will get both players - but there is a reasonable chance. Gignac seems most probable - but Loic Remy seems intent on giving England a try.

Sharkey.

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18 Aug 2010 12:17:35
Ryan Babel will join Wolfsburg within the next 48 hours. Expect him to be omitted from the Europa League game tomorrow as he will travel to Germany to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical. The fee is a straight £9million rising to £11m (the amount Liverpool paid for him) depending on appearances and goals.
As soon as this transfer is completed, Liverpool will use the money and lodge an upfront offer of £10million plus future incentives for either Arda Turan or Bryan Ruiz. I would expect it to be Turan though as Liverpool would have to apply for a work permit for Ruiz as he is from Costa Rica and therefore would have to apply for a work permit which potentially could hold up a move. Hodgson wants a replacement signed quickly and a work permit is something the Turkish Turan wouldn't need. {editor's note - Turkey is not in the EU, a work permit would be required for him to play for us as well.}

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18 Aug 2010 12:04:59
To the ed tat wrote mash is in last year of contract its acct two years left on his contract an liverpool would never let a quality player leave for free after macca went to madrid for free few years back . id expect him to go in jan with 18 months left on contract tat way still get 20m {editor's note - it is 18 months now, it runs till February 2012.}

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18 Aug 2010 11:47:26
Just read the Barcelona FC daily paper and Masch`s agent says there are certain matters which can`t be overcome and he won't be signing for them even in a cash plus player exchange. Barca had to get a bank loan to pay the players July salaries so they are not flush at the mo which is great news for us.

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18 Aug 2010 11:40:38
Liverpool Rumours
Milner is coming to lfc , he does not want to go to city , lfc came in with a late offer last night to which he has held up the city deal, its milners dream move to come to anfield , still expect ireland to villa , 100% true , im in the no!

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18 Aug 2010 11:29:06
I just heard cavalieri has signed for some team in Italy. Any truth in it ed? {editor's note - Cesena is the club, but I would be disappointed if it is true, considering the whole reason he wanted to go was to return home to Brazil for personal reasons. I have read the report but I am not convinced as I have heard nothing from the club itself about it.}

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18 Aug 2010 11:08:50
Paul Konchesky Will Be At Liverpool By Friday On A £2.5M Price !

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18 Aug 2010 11:05:26
Liverpool Rumours
MASCHERANO isn't going anywhere ok inter have shown interest in Giuseppe Sculli rated 25 mill instead he plays same position if he plays on thursday he will be cup tied from champs lge and europa lge puttin barca off

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18 Aug 2010 10:51:00
Players that could arrive at Liverpool:

Mark Davies(Bolton)
Tom Cairney(Hull)
Jan Vertonghen(Ajax)
Carlos Salcido(PSV Eindhoven)
Ova Toivonen(PSV Eindhoven)
Phil Jones(Blackburn)
Haris Vuckic(Newcastle)

Obviously not all of these players will join. They are all realistic however.
Ed what do you think?

Jamseyboy. {editor's note - Phil Jones would cost too much, Vuckic is unlikely to leave Newcastle just yet. Salcido and Toivonen are probables though.}

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18 Aug 2010 10:48:39
Liverpool will offload masch, insua, babel, lucas if possible. Roy possible looking at SWP/ turan, toivonen/ gignac, stephen ireland/ milesvkiy,

Seriously think before you actually put things down Stephen Ireland is going to Villa as Px for Milner!

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18 Aug 2010 10:25:39
18 Aug 2010 03:21:51
Liverpool Rumours
Liverpool will NOT sign bryan ruiz. .benfica have said they will not let him go for anything less than ?40m
i apologise for this i meant to say david ruiz. who feels like a dumb s* t? me! {editor's note - David Ruiz is a centre back and has not even been linked with Liverpool.}

bryan ruiz-fc twente-striker/ winger-14m LFC TARGET
david luiz-benfica- centre back/ left back-40m NOT LFC TARGET

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18 Aug 2010 10:13:27
Would you be happy if we got £10m for Kuyt from Inter. Believable = yes. Unbelievable = no.

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18 Aug 2010 10:03:34
Please go to badrul bakhtiar(malaysia)

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18 Aug 2010 09:59:48
Liverpool will offload masch, insua, babel, lucas if possible. Roy possible looking at SWP/ turan, toivonen/ gignac, stephen ireland/ milesvkiy,

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18 Aug 2010 09:54:25
Toivonen is part of 20 man PSV squad in siberia and expected to start the game. Interesting to see , if he does or not.

Salcido wants a move away from PSV , no offers yet though. But, PSV don't mind letting him go.
I know from a source that Salcido has some offers from England , but i do not know from which club.

Rumours : . i do not think we will get a left back, insua is the one who wants to leave. He is currently considering offers from south america. masch has an interest but not from a "posh" club (as per him ) and he is not YET interested to go there.
I have heard that a striker is priority as Roy does not think Torres will be fit for entire season. Yeah i know there is Ngog , but every top team has 4 good strikers.

Illusion

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18 Aug 2010 09:47:26
Liverpool are now intrested and have made enquirys for a couple of people

1) konchesky
2) ola toivonen
3) gignac
4) romelu lukaku
5) artem milevskiy
6) Ricky van Wolfswinkel
7) Scott Parker

konchesky-were intrested in
ola toivonen-psv willing 2 sell 2 liverpool 4 right price
gignan-in conact with liverpool and wants 2 join
lukaku-enqury has been made
milevskiy-were intrested in the 13 mil rated player
Ricky van Wolfswinkel-were prepareing a 8 milion bid
parker-RH intrested and want him 2 become a LFC player

wolfsburg lining up a shock 8 mil bid 4 babel accordin 2 daily star

if u don't belive me go on 2 liverpool tv website and go on transfer rumours lfc no1 fan

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18 Aug 2010 09:43:36
Why come on here with the morning papers on your lap? Babel's shock £9 million transfer to Wolfsberg is straight out of the Mirror. .

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18 Aug 2010 09:42:29
ED! this is the fourth time i m trying to post my comment but it nerevr gets posted. . hope this gets posted. .

ED can you please tel what is our chances of getting Bryan Ruiz. . by the way is he good enough to play for us. . .

{Editor's Note: As previously stated Sevilla and Spurs have the edge.}

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18 Aug 2010 09:24:59
Diego Cavalieri i heard is going to some italian club?? this true ed??

{Editor's Note: As I understand, he has signed for Cesena.}

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18 Aug 2010 09:11:45
What do you think of all this :

Sell Masch(25), Insua(6), Babel(8-9)

Buy Ola(10), Bridge(5), VDV(12), Banega(10)

Any of this possible?

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18 Aug 2010 09:00:11
Just wondered, if you could only sign either ruiz, gignac or toivenon, which one will you go for?

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18 Aug 2010 08:55:35
Hey all, I'm just wondering, if we do sell Babel, won't we have enough money to buy a striker/ left back with more class. We currently have about 8-12 million. Another 9 would gives us 17-21 million. Isn't that enough to get us at least one class striker?

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18 Aug 2010 08:51:14
Javier Mascherano is going to spend another season with us as transfer negotiations with Barca and Inter broke down. The three players leaving before the transfer deadline are Ryan Babel who's heading to Wolfsburg for 9million. Insua is to complete his tranfser to Genoa while Diego Cavallieri will return to South America as Brad Jones signes in. Roy Hodgson is looking at two strikers at the moment, Ola Toivonen of Psv Eindhoven and Gignac of Toulouse but Toivonen is the most likely to come.

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18 Aug 2010 07:30:21
Hi ED. . what is our chances of landing Bryan Ruiz. . will he be a gud buy

{Editor's Note: As I have said before, I see Sevilla and Spurs as more likely destinations.}

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18 Aug 2010 05:24:42
Babel(9m), Insua(5m) and Cavalieri(3m) will all be sold. This is to make funds for bids for Andre Pierre Gignac for 12m, Ricky Van Wolfswinkel for 6m and Reto Ziegler for 7m.

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18 Aug 2010 04:50:51
I think that mascha will not be sold till Jan Liverpool will only buy a striker for around 8-13 mill

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18 Aug 2010 03:53:14
Can someone clear up how much money has come in for players sold?
Another Irish Red

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18 Aug 2010 03:21:51
Liverpool Rumours
Liverpool will NOT sign bryan ruiz. .benfica have said they will not let him go for anything less than ?40m
i apologise for this i meant to say david ruiz. who feels like a dumb s* t? me! {editor's note - David Ruiz is a centre back and has not even been linked with Liverpool.}

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18 Aug 2010 03:14:00
Liverpool Rumours
Liverpool will NOT sign bryan ruiz. .benfica have said they will not let him go for anything less than ?40m (approx £33m) which we can't afford, even if we sell mascherano for £25m. dutch under 21 striker ricky van wolfswinkle has been linked although utrecht have slapped £8m price tag on him which could be a little costly for a 'yet to become' household name. i would be happy with someone like james beattie, who ill admit, is getting on a bit (32) but lets face it, the guy has plenty of PL experience and he knows where the net is. at £2.5m he could be just what we need until the takover happens, then, hopefully we can get who we want {editor's note - Bryan Ruiz plays for FC Twente, not Benfica, FC Twente are in need of money, they will sell him for a lot less.}

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18 Aug 2010 00:38:38
Expect Ola Toivonen or Bryan Ruiz to sign. Possibly both as Babel, Maxi, Masch, Insua, Kyrgiakos & Cavalieri have all become available.

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18 Aug 2010 00:21:56
Liverpool are ready to sell flying Dutchman Ryan Babel to Steve McClaren's German giants Wolfsburg in a shock £9 million deal.

Babel is wanted by McClaren's wealthy club for their Europa League campaign and talks between the clubs were at an advanced stage last night.

Harrison jft 96, ynwa, also would you mind youtubeing my videos, my account is called NALSH, i parachute out of planes and micro light, i also flew a plane, thank you my fellow liverpool fans, ynwa, in woy we twust

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18 Aug 2010 00:19:08
With the arrival of brad jones today there will be no place for cavaleri as roy will use gulacsi as no3 keeper he is lined up for a return to south america for 2 million [Cavalieri has stated his intent to leave for reasons similar to Mach, that's why we have got Jones in]

paul koncheskey will be snapped up for 3.5 million and insua will go to make way for this deal

[cant see how that's a better signing than keeping Insua to be honest, Id rather continue with Agger at LB than waste money on the Konk]

babel is off to birmingham for 10 million expect that cash to go towards the signing of connor wickham from ipswich

[Id be interested to see if Roy can work his Zamora magic on Babel and get him fireing again. . We need a striker and both Babel and Kuyt were originally strikers till rafa made them wingers. ]

there is cash for a striker lots of suggestions in press but will have to wait and see

[I doubt theres a lot of cash unless someone comes in for Mach, My guess would be a 5-8m player coming in]

plessis/ el zhar/ rodriguez and lucas are all avaliable to buy if they go and only then will steven defour and shaun wright phillips come in.

[Lucas was captain the other day, I reckon he is staying. Plus we have Gerrard, Aqualani, Shelvey and now Poulsen, why would we need to spend money on Defour?]

liverpool looking for cash for mascharano and at present nobody can afford him

[ I don't think its they can't afford him, its more about a waiting game. he wants to leave, he is in his last year of contract, that makes him cheap! and the teams interested will hold off till they can get him for a bargain. .I wouldn't expect to get anywhere near 25m. more like 18 if we are lucky, it don't matter how good he is or what he is worth, its what we will get for a player that becomes FREE next year]

I think Ola Toivonen will come and that will be it.

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18 Aug 2010 00:14:48
More info of kenny lunt and my cuz from hereford

masch is defo going will be finallised on monday next week he will be joining inter for 21m and px,

also swp will be finalised on friday evening this week with roy also looking at an english striker but not to sure who is is kenny thinks it is for defoe but i not to sure

Think if we were gonna buy SWP then we would have him by now, and i don't think for one minute that Spurs would part with Defoe, but, hey we've been here before, stranger things have happened.

Sooty

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17 Aug 2010 23:42:03
Loic Remy's agent said that Remy would move to a new club by the end of next week. Where to you think he is going Ed? {editor's note - probably Stoke or maybe West Ham, they are the only two Prem clubs to have made an offer for him.}

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17 Aug 2010 23:41:07
Liverpool Rumours
Mascherano is going nowhere!
also in champs league tonight reported liverpool target artem milesvkiy did not play for his team dynamo kiev. . . . interesting as he usually starts?
luis suarez played so he will most likely be staying with ajax

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17 Aug 2010 23:34:36
Thought i would share this article from the national Post Canadian newspaper. . . .
Liverpool FC will spend the coming days conducting forensic investigations into the financing of the handful of "formal bids" submitted last Thursday by contenders to buy the soccer club , managing director Christian Purslow has revealed. The club confirmed on Friday night that several formal offers to complete a takeover at Anfield Stadium, right, and end the three-year tenure of owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett have been received by the board, led by chairman Martin Broughton. Initial background checks on all candidates have been completed by both the club and Barclays Capital, the bank appointed to find a buyer, and results on all those parties to have tabled bids are thought to be positive.

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17 Aug 2010 23:33:04
Just heard from someone who works at rbs that one of the bids on the table is of a 50% buy out with a huge cash injection could this be true I hope not anybody else heard anything as this is dragging on now

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17 Aug 2010 23:23:27
Van der Vaart is coming, Mascherano is leaving. Huseklepp is coming, N`gog is leaving. Remember where you saw this.

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