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« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2011, 06:37:41 AM »

Liverpool Make Alexis Sanchez Bid

Liverpool have been linked with speculation surrounding a €35m bid for Udinese’s Alexis Sanchez. It has been revealed that an English club, believed to be Liverpool, have made a huge offer for the highly rated winger ahead of the summer transfer window.

Udinese chairman Franco Soldati has claimed that an early official bid has been made for the player with rumours circulating that the bid originated from Anfield where Dalglish & co. are looking to add highly rated young talent.

“Sanchez is of interest to both English and Italian teams. A team has already offered a figure close to 30-35 million euros [for Sanchez] but I cannot say where it came from,” Soldati told Sky Italia.

And Udinese Sporting Director Fabrizio Larini added fuel to the fire on Calciomercato by saying:

”An evaluation of €25 million for Sanchez? Looking at what has been paid for [Luis] Suarez, [Fernando] Torres and David Luiz in England, I think Sanchez will also be sold for more than €25 million.”

Liverpool have previously been linked to the player, although Real Madrid, Man United and Chelsea are also said to be keen on the talented wide-man.

This rumour shouldn’t be totally discredited. Having seemingly lost out on Edin Hazard, the club could well be targeting other players ahead of the transfer window. And while €35m may be a big asking price following the January signings of Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez,  the duo’s fee was covered by the sale of Ryan Babel and Fernando Torres meaning that the club could focus big summer signings.

Alexis Sanchez, being a young and exciting wide player, is exactly the type of acquisition that the club are looking to invest in. The 22-year-old may not be the worlds quickest winger, but his technical ability and low centre of gravity help him beat his opponents.

Sanchez is very much a flair player with an eye for goal. The Chilean has scored 11 goals in 25 appearances this season, but he may not be the right candidate if the club are looking for players with crossing ability to add much needed width.


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« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2011, 11:07:43 AM »
I suspect it's Chelsea, they've already had a couple of bids rejected.
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« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2011, 11:03:32 AM »
Joe Cole remains uncertain over Liverpool future

Published 23:00 11/03/11 By David Maddock




Joe Cole faced up to the reality of his uncertain Anfield future, by admitting last night he must take things 'day by day'.

The England midfielder has endured a tough time since his high-profile move to Liverpool last summer, and already there are suggestions the writing is on the wall for him at the club, with Tottenham rumoured to be a potential summer destination.

Harry Redknapp rivalled the Reds when Cole left Chelsea at the end of last season, and he is believed to be still willing to offer the 29 year old a route out of his current torment, despite being snubbed last time.


After a bright start on Merseyside, a succession of injuries have left him struggling desperately for form and fitness, and Cole has found it impossible to hold down a regular first team place, let alone stake an international claim.


He has been reduced to scrubbing around in the Europa League, desperately hoping for some more minutes on the pitch in a competition clearly viewed as second rate by his club.

For a player of such natural talent and obvious quality, the former Chelsea man has suffered the indignity of making more starts in Europe's second grade competition than in the Premier League. In fact, he has started 10 times in Europe, but incredibly, only six in domestic football.

Given that Liverpool have played their second string virtually all the way through the competition, it does not bode well for his long term future at the club.

And Cole clearly knows that. When pressed about his future on Thursday night after defeat in Portugal to Braga, he admitted that he cannot afford to look beyond the next day, and his body language suggested he may well be on the move shortly.

'The whole set-up, the players are gelling, you can just feel this club's going in the right direction, but for me I will just take it day by day,' he confessed.

'Do I think I made the wrong decision to come here? As I say, it's day by day. I'm proud to play for Liverpool, every day in every training session I am working hard and enjoying myself.

'It has been difficult this season, and I find myself playing these Europa League games trying to catch up, but I am still nice and positive, still myself - I know what a great job it is playing football for a living, but what will be, will be.'

Cole understands the painful irony of his situation. While he is obvious unsure of his next step at Anfield, he also believes the club has now turned the corner towards a brighter future.

Despite the setback in Braga on Thursday, he is convinced Liverpool are heading back towards their rightful place at the summit of English football.

And he believes they now have the right manager, and the right set-up to become one of the Premier League's big guns again, even if he far from he will be part of that potentially glorious future.

'We've got good players, the club is looking really positive, going in the right direction and I am proud to be part of it,' he insisted.

'I just think we have the right man here in Kenny Dalglish, the fans love him. Damien Comolli's come in and brought in some fantastic players, while I know Steve Clarke from Chelsea and I don't think there is a better coach around.

'I am happy, I like the lads, I like the training now, the manager has come in and been a breath of fresh air.

'Of course I still think I can make it here. There's nothing stopping me but I just have to take it day by day, step by step and we'll see where we go.'

Cole was disappointed with the result in Portugal, especially because he believes he should have had a penalty when he was felled by Braga defender Kaka.

But the midfielder is still confident Liverpool can turn the tie around in the second leg next week, especially with the help of Andy Carroll and the inspiration the big striker will provide for the Kop.

'Andy came on and looked a real threat, a real handful. The fans will be really looking forward to seeing him at Anfield and he can make a big difference,? Cole added.

'With the punters behind us at Anfield we will keep going and it will be a big night, and we will see if we can keep ourselves in the competition.'


http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Tottenham-are-ready-to-offer-Joe-Cole-an-escape-route-as-he-continues-to-struggle-at-Liverpool-article712862.html

I think it would be best for all concerned if he moved on in the Summer. His injury situation is hardly going to improve at the age he is now, and we're getting little use of any substance out of him.
Any fee would probably only cover any pay-off he's due, but that gets one of the higher earners off the payroll at least.
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« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2011, 03:33:27 PM »
Joe was never a Liverpool type player.

In our setup, it is pass and move......socialism in action......whereas Joe was thatcherism in action.  I recall many times when at Chelsea, he would try fruitlessly to go on his own, rather than passing the ball to a colleague in a better position.  That was never the Liverpool way.

Plus, just because you can get someone on a free, doesn't mean that it is a good deal for the club.

Having said all that, as a person, Joe was always a good lad - as witnessed in his kind words above, about the club, his colleagues and the new manager.




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« Reply #64 on: March 12, 2011, 04:47:08 PM »
Joe's never heard the old footballing phrase 'let the ball do the work', unfortunately.

Our recent 'frees' have all turned out to be very 'costly', one way or another, as has the masterstroke of re-signing Aurelio, whoever dreamt that one up.
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« Reply #65 on: March 13, 2011, 12:38:01 PM »
The only thing about Joe though is his undoubted talent. This season has been a write off but if they would get him playing anywhere near the level he was at before then he could be a very important squad member. Plus hes english, thats worth an extra 5 or 10 million these days before even taking into account a players ability. I would be inclined to give him another season, get a good pre season under his belt and take it from there.

See Sylvian Marveaux is apperantley close to joining us on a bosman for next season. Hopefully hes more John Barnes than Mark Gonzalez.

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« Reply #66 on: March 28, 2011, 08:15:41 PM »
Derby want to re-sign Ayala

Last updated: 28th March 2011


Derby are going to ask Liverpool about the possibility of re-signing Daniel Ayala on loan next season.

The defender has made nine appearances, including eight consecutive starts, since joining the Championship club in February in a deal that is due to expire at the end of the season.

Derby manager Nigel Clough has been impressed by Ayala and would like to take the 20-year-old back to Pride Park in the 2011/12 campaign.

Ayala would have limited opportunities behind Jamie Carragher, Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel at Liverpool and the Premier League club would likely be happy for the offer of first-team football elsewhere.

But Clough does not expect a decision anytime soon, as he told the Derby Telegraph: "Is there a possibility we could see him back on loan next season? We are going to make that inquiry, certainly.

"We will be speaking to Liverpool to see if there is any possibility of that happening. The only thing is that they don't usually make those decisions until August.

"We need some players in before that and we certainly need another centre-half in. Daniel has shown us enough during his time here and we would like to take him as a loan as well next season."


http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12874_6839243,00.html


If Ayala's going to get as much first team action next season as he has this season with The Rams, then it would be a great benefit to both the player and us. Either Ayala or Wilson need to go out on loan with the other hopefully getting more first team run-outs in order to develop.
It was good to see Wilson get some time on the pitch against Brazil on Sunday.
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Re: Potential Summer Transfers in and out
« Reply #67 on: March 30, 2011, 07:08:56 PM »
This morning i read about Lucas only having 15 months left on his contract and how he's off to napoli for 3 quid or so and then this afternoon i come across this...
http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_6843227,00.html
so he's going nowhere...and considering he's had a lot of derision (some from me i hasten to add) him signing is a show of a certain amount of character and him wanting to stay at the club...having said that he'll probably be off in early june but hey...
a good squad player and still 24...so am seriously hoping he will continue to improve...cos he does need to...but for now he's solid enough...needs competition though....

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« Reply #68 on: March 31, 2011, 02:04:48 PM »
Watching the Scotland/Brazil game, out of Charlie Adam and Lucas, I know which one I'd prefer. Though Red suits him better than yellow.
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« Reply #69 on: April 02, 2011, 01:55:19 PM »
adam's grandfather was originally from brazil, so he could have played for them.  But the lad turned the brazilian FA down, when they tentatively approached him last year.
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« Reply #70 on: April 12, 2011, 11:32:36 PM »
Has anyone seen the quotes from Phil thompson that a deal has been done to bring in Jose Enrique from Newcastle?

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« Reply #71 on: April 12, 2011, 11:44:50 PM »
Has anyone seen the quotes from Phil thompson that a deal has been done to bring in Jose Enrique from Newcastle?

Yep. But nothing in the quality press, only tabloids. Probably true but I'll wait until Rory Smith runs the story. Left back I believe. Excellent!
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« Reply #72 on: April 12, 2011, 11:56:22 PM »
I've been nosing on a few of the magpies forum. They seem to rate him very highly. Not sure how much he'll cost but he's only got 1 more year on his contract so that will make a difference. Not sure how happy kenny will be with Phil for the comments? Or maybe he's lying and has nose has grown. Or was it like that before!!!

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« Reply #73 on: April 13, 2011, 09:19:03 PM »
Newcastle paid £6.3M but with only 1 year remaining on his contract I wouldn't expect us to pay over £10M, hopefully less.

But AC Milan are sniffing so we need to be quick. Not sure how good Thommo's sources are though.  ???
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« Reply #74 on: April 13, 2011, 11:18:33 PM »
with one year left to run, and bought at just over 6 million initially, I would like to pay 2 or 3 million.


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