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Re: Summer transfer window thread
« Reply #315 on: July 13, 2010, 10:08:19 PM »


New Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is set to make his first foray into the transfer market by enquiring about the availability of out-of-favour Stoke striker James Beattie.

After initial talks with the Reds money men, Hodgson is said to have been told money is tight and he should not expect to receive the £40million transfer war-chest that has been reported in the media recently.

The former Fulham boss has already identified his strikers as an area of concern, with few options behind injury-prone star man Fernando Torres.

Apart from the largely underwheming David Ngog and new signing Milan Jovanovic, the Reds have only a few youngsters on their books with little or no first-team experience.

As a result, Hodgson is hoping to bring in an experienced head who can add something different in attack - and believes Beattie fits the bill.

The powerful target man, 32, played under Hodgson at Blackburn Rovers in the late 1990s after coming through the club's youth system.

And Hodgson highly rates the player, believing he will also represent value for money this summer because of his age and his well-publicised bust-up with Stoke City manager Tony Pulis last season.

Beattie is not seen as a long-term option, but the new Reds manager is thought to be prepared to risk the ire of the Anfield faithful by signing a player he believes will have an instant impact on the squad.

The Potters are thought to be keen to cash in on the striker, especially after reports Pulis has left the £3million signing out of his side's pre-season tour of Austria.

http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/football/834982-james-beattie-lined-up-for-liverpool-transfer-by-new-boss-roy-hodgson


get heskey on a free, to play alongside beattie.

who needs nando.
 
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Re: Summer transfer window thread
« Reply #316 on: July 13, 2010, 10:25:51 PM »
I really like Defour, I have watched him a couple of times in various Euro games and seems a real talent. At 22 he the right age too.

Beattie..... er..    on a free would be little more than pointless IMO but to pay for him, sorry but thats madness. I imagine this is just paper talk but who knows in cash strapped times.

Wonder how much Lille would want for Hazard ??

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« Reply #317 on: July 13, 2010, 11:00:17 PM »
I really like Defour, I have watched him a couple of times in various Euro games and seems a real talent. At 22 he the right age too.

Beattie..... er..    on a free would be little more than pointless IMO but to pay for him, sorry but thats madness. I imagine this is just paper talk but who knows in cash strapped times.

Wonder how much Lille would want for Hazard ??

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£15M was the last quoted price I saw for him. As for Beattie, I'd rather have Warren Beattie.
I think a lot of these links are simply players either Fulham have previously been linked with or in Beattie's case a player he had at Blackburn. Expect the Hangeland link to start appearing. I'm surprised we've not been linked with Kevin Davies yet.
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« Reply #318 on: July 14, 2010, 12:52:29 AM »
kevin davies, what a lad.

and of course we'd need Big Sam in, to get the best out of him in a red shirt.
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« Reply #319 on: July 14, 2010, 08:27:20 PM »
kevin davies, what a lad.

and of course we'd need Big Sam in, to get the best out of him in a red shirt.

Oh well, I guess we'll just have to make do with Little Sam and that Torres bloke.
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Re: Summer transfer window thread
« Reply #320 on: July 15, 2010, 01:52:22 AM »
Emiliano Insua to leave Liverpool after Fiorentina agree to pay £5m for Argentine left-back

by Sportsmail Reporter (aka Made Up Bullsh!t)
Last updated at 1:05 AM on 15th July 2010


Liverpool defender Emiliano Insua is expected to join Fiorentina over the next 48 hours after the clubs agreed on a £5million fee.

The Argentine left-back, 21, has been the subject of various offers from the Italians but a deal is close to conclusion.
Fellow left-backs Fabio Aurelio and Andrea Dossena have already left the Merseysiders.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have released youngsters Francisco Duran and Nikolay Mihaylov.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1294795/Emiliano-Insua-leave-Liverpool-Fiorentina-agree-pay-5m-Argentine-left-back.html

Brilliant. Who needs a leftback? I've always thought leftback was a totally pointless, overrrated position anyway.
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« Reply #321 on: July 15, 2010, 01:56:42 AM »
Liverpool FC warned off Sunderland's Lee Cattermole

Jul 15 2010 by David Randles, Daily Post



STEVE BRUCE has dismissed reports that Lee Cattermole is about to join Liverpool FC.

The combative midfielder has been linked with a move to Anfield and would be a direct replacement for Javier Mascherano, who is attracting interest from Inter Milan.

Inter are known to be keen on reuniting Mascherano with former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez at the San Siro.

New Anfield boss Roy Hodgson is reluctant to see the Argentina captain leave but could have his hand forced should the player hand in a transfer request.

A windfall of around £25m for Mascherano would swell Hodgson’s modest transfer kitty considerably.

With Sunderland’s Cattermole valued at around £10m, Hodgson would then have plenty of spare change to pursue his other transfer targets.

The Black Cats’ manager has recently seen Cattermole’s midfield partner Lorik Cana join Galatasaray in pursuit of Champions League football and says he has no intention of allowing another of his influential players leave the Stadium of Light.

“I don’t know anything about that,” said Bruce. “And I have absolutely no intention of letting Lee leave this club – none whatsoever.”


http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport-news/liverpool-fc/2010/07/15/liverpool-fc-warned-off-sunderland-s-lee-cattermole-55578-26856508/

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Re: Summer transfer window thread
« Reply #322 on: July 15, 2010, 02:35:16 PM »
Insua going for 5 mill is a disgrace. In 2/3 years time he'll be one of the best left backs in the world and the Argentine first choice left back. He was patchy this year but i think this is as a much a shambles as letting warnock leave for a few mill. Not a happy kopite >:(

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Re: Summer transfer window thread
« Reply #323 on: July 15, 2010, 02:45:55 PM »
Brilliant. Who needs a leftback? I've always thought leftback was a totally pointless, overrrated position anyway.

the yanks identified that the club was full of lefties.......too many socialist luving, commie, liberal barstewards.

anyroads as you say, left backs are totally overatted.  Like the old inside-left, their time has been and gone. 

If we play 3-5-2, our new modern all-roaming centrebacks (Carra and his mate) can come over and cover the left side.

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« Reply #324 on: July 15, 2010, 05:10:19 PM »
WOY: Take All These Players We're Being Linked With, With a Pinch of Salt (some players we haven't even heard of!)

LIVERPOOL manager Roy Hodgson has urged the club's supporters to be patient as he steps up his summer player hunt.

The Reds boss has yet to make any forays into the transfer market despite the Anfield side being continually linked with a host of names.

Only Milan Jovanovic has sealed a move to Merseyside since the end of the season, though the deal to bring the Standard Liege striker was already in place before Hodgson took over from Rafa Benitez.

Hodgson has hailed the arrival of the Serbian international striker, who scored against Germany in the World Cup, and hopes Jovanovic's signing will be the first of many.

Reds fans have been asked to trust that the manager will do his utmost in keeping the best of the current crop whilst adding quality from outside.

"We are working very hard on making certain the players we have at the club who you would call the 'good players' are going to be with us for next season," said Hodgson.

"The board are working very hard in that area. Some players are a bit disenchanted after what happened last season and we want to make sure we get that enchantment back.

"We are looking to add to and improve the squad, but I prefer not to talk or say what we are doing until we have something concrete to announce.

"We are being linked with players left, right and centre and it amuses me that we are sometimes linked with players we haven't even heard of.

"I have great faith in the Liverpool public that they will see through the snippets of information they may read in the newspapers, take it with a pinch of salt and wait for an official announcement.

"I'm very pleased we have got Milan," said Hodgson of the 29-year-old who us unlikely to feature against Al-Hilal on Saturday.

"He looks a very keen and enthusiastic player and it's good to have players who are desperate to play for the club.

"I was not responsible for signing him but I was pleased to hear the club had taken the initiative to get a player like him. I've seen him a lot during my time at Fulham and we were watching him.

"He's a natural wide player who can play through the middle. He's more of an attacking winger than a wide midfielder and he's a goalscorer. He scores goals for club and country and I'm sure we'll get a lot of use out of him.

"He scored in the World Cup, he's done well with Standard Liege at Champions League level, so he's no stranger to the big games.

"He only joined us last night, so I don't think we'll use him at the weekend. He looks fit, but at this stage I think I'd prefer to use the players we have been working with all through pre-season." 
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Re: Summer transfer window thread
« Reply #325 on: July 16, 2010, 12:58:14 PM »
Liverpool are on the verge of signing French striker Loic Remy on a five-year contract for a fee of around £12.5 million [€15m].
The 23-year-old is expected to travel to Merseyside tomorrow to undergo a medical before joining Roy Hodgson’s squad at its training camp in Switzerland, according to sources at Remy’s club, Nice.

“Liverpool is a legendary club,” Remy told Nice Matin today. “I am very excited by the thought of playing there. It has a magnificent stadium and a fantastic public.”

Liverpool are expected to pay Nice £7.5 million (€9m) upfront with the rest to follow in installments.

The Nice president, Gilberto Stellado, is believed to have sought reassurances about Liverpool’s financial situation before agreeing to the move.

 "I believe if Loic comes to England he will be a massive success. He is like Thierry Henry, but I believe if he comes to England he could be even better than Henry. He is a sensational player, he is very strong, very quick and two-footed. He is the complete player and Liverpool would love him."

Liverpool's new manager Roy Hodgson has made bolstering his team's forward line a priority, amid uncertainty over whether Fernando Torres will stay at the club.

Liverpool's technical director Eduardo Macia is believed to have been tracking Remy for five years and he has recommended Hodgson make a move for the pacy hit-man.




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« Reply #326 on: July 16, 2010, 05:36:56 PM »
 Hodgson played down stories linking his club with a move for Nice striker, Reny.

Hodgson said: ''He's a player who was mentioned to me by the scouting    department and a player the club were following before I came

''He's a player I know very little about. If I am going to be interested in a    player I am going to have to watch him playing, study him and make judgments    which I have not been able to.''

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The above is from the telegraph, at 3.10pm today.
                              WTF is going on. all the reports are that we are, or have, bought Reny.
So what the hell is happening here. 
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« Reply #327 on: July 16, 2010, 11:59:08 PM »
Hodgson played down stories linking his club with a move for Nice striker, Reny.

Hodgson said: ''He's a player who was mentioned to me by the scouting    department and a player the club were following before I came

''He's a player I know very little about. If I am going to be interested in a    player I am going to have to watch him playing, study him and make judgments    which I have not been able to.''

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The above is from the telegraph, at 3.10pm today.
                              WTF is going on. all the reports are that we are, or have, bought Reny.
So what the hell is happening here. 


Good to see Roy's got Macia figured out already.
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« Reply #328 on: July 17, 2010, 12:07:14 PM »
Good to see Roy's got Macia figured out already.
I wonder if this Remy story is telling us of a private internal war going on at Liverpool.

there have been players leaving liverpool, that seemingly our new boss has had no power to stop.

and there now is this Remy stuff....and it is uncommon that Roy should be so forceful in his comments yesterday, re not having seen the lad, and not making judgements on anyone til he has seen and studied a player himself.  Odd stuff (to hear him coming out and saying this, re our supposed new signing).

You'd be forgiven for thinking that there is a political war going on at anfield.
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Re: Summer transfer window thread
« Reply #329 on: July 17, 2010, 12:48:48 PM »
My take on it is that Purslow seems to think he's the manager and it'll end in tears for someone, probably Woy. Does no one in the boardroom remember the Keane deal? Let the manager decide who we sign coz he picks the team. Or will he? The quicker we sell the club and get rid of this muppet the better