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Monday, June 25, 2007

Liverpool preparing striker swap to land starlet

Atletico Madrid are laying the groundwork for life without Fernando Torres having made a bid for Diego Forlan and having it turned down. The 23-year-old Spanish international is very close to a deal that would see him join Liverpool as it appears both clubs are willing to accept a player + cash swap. What and who remain. Liverpool better move fast as a certain club in London that just lost its biggest asset might just swoop in.

It appears that the two clubs are 8m pounds apart in their respective valuations of Torres as well as different players involved in the deal. Liverpool have offered former Atletico player Luis Garcia but the Atletico are demanding Peter Crouch.

Liverpool also offered combinations of including Djibril Cisse in their bid for Torres. Rafa Benitez has gone as far as instructing Cisse’s management to discuss personal terms with Atletico. Cisse plus a cash offer of £15 million doesn’t seem enough though.

Liverpool will have to smash their record transfer fee by more than 10m pounds to land Torres as Atletico won’t budge from a release clause of 27m pounds. Last week Liverpool representatives travelled to Spain for negotiations and plan to return again this week.

While Peter Crouch is an option, Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez wants to hold on to him, plus there are enough Spanish players at the club and misfits to close the 8m pound transfer gap.

Liverpool better not wait if they are serious about Torres. Arsenal just lost their best ever player who happens to play the same position. Arsene Wenger has long been interested in Torres and would surely step in with a bid should the means appear. He’s a creative manager and knows how to make a deal (and also get shafted on Henry’s transfer fee) and recall that Jose Reyes is still on Arsenal’s books.

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Anonymous Stevie said...

Let Crouch go! Crouch + Garcia + cash should suffice

6/25/2007 1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OHHH COME ON WHAT THE FUCK I THINK WE SHOULD KEEP LUIS GARCIA HE IS A BIG PLAYER FOR US AND WE CAN KEEP CROUCH TOO WE CAN PAY THE CLAUSE I THINK WHAT THE FUCK ARE THESE OWNERS HERE FOR.

6/26/2007 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I AGREE WITH MISTER ANONYMOUS THEY ARE IMPORTANT BUT I THINK RAFA SHUOLD GIVE CISSE ANOTHER CANS HE IS A PROFFETIONAL PLAYER IF WE LOOSE GARCIA AND CROUCH THATS REALLY BAD I THINK OUR NEW OWNERS ARE JUST TWO FUCKIN LIGHERS WHERE IS THE DAMM MONEY??????? WE ARE SUPPOSE TO BUY BIG PLAYERS LIKE MANCHESTER UNITED IF WE NEED TO COMPETE NOT LOOSE OUR BIG PLAYERS WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY DOING?

6/26/2007 1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i definitely agree with all the guys where is hicks and gillete money how come we have to loose valuable palyers to land one player come on i am sure the american owners can do better than this jerry maguire would say show me the money?

6/26/2007 2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANOTHER CANS
PROFFETIONAL PLAYER
LIGHERS
NOT LOOSE

Have you ever been to school or are you a typical scouser? Why Torres, one of the most highly rated players in world football, would want to go to Liverpool is beyond me. Even with him on board they still have players like Crouch, Pennant, Zenden etc on the books, and that is why they are still not a league winning team.

6/27/2007 3:20 AM  

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