Transfer Balls: Arsenal Loving Sanchez Joins Liverpool Who Sell Sterling To Real Madrid And Suarez To Barcelona
TRANSFER Balls – a regular look to-dealine rumours and anonymous sources presnted as news in the mainstream media. The Independent says that Alexi Sanchez could be on his way to the Premier League:
Alexis Sanchez transfer latest: Arsenal and Liverpool to step up battle for Barcelona star
How do we know they will?
Among those linked with the player are Premier League duo Liverpool and Arsenal.
Of course, this is Transfer Balls – ome aim of which is for the media to link every top player with as many leading Premier League clubs as possible – so the Express adds:
Alexis Sanchez PREFERS Arsenal to Liverpool and Manchester United
You could add Cheslea and Manchester City to the list.
Back to the Indy, to which we ask, “Linked by whom?” Well, there was former Liverpool captian Phil Thompson who said it was a”done deal“.
And no-one else.
The Express duly chimes in with:
Arsenal is Alexis Sanchez’s first choice of club if he is forced out of Barcelona this summer.
If… So. It’s not even certain if he is on sale? And he wants Arsenal so badly he has to be forced to play for them?
The Indy then notes how Liverpool could accommodate the Chielean:
Raheem Sterling: Real Madrid could launch move for Liverpool midfielder after impressive season
Could? The Indy tries to back ip its scoop with a fact:
….according to Spanish newspaper AS, Real could look to make a move for the 19-year-old as the long-term successor to Cristiano Ronaldo. Reports emerged two weeks’ ago that the reigning Champions League holders are looking into signing Sterling, and it is now believed that they could push through a deal this summer for the attacking midfielder.
Got that? Gareth Bale is not the new Ronaldo? Sterling is. And realise that the old Ronaldo – the world footballer of the year – is at 29 not all that old.
…it’s suggested that they could offer as much as £30m for Sterling on the basis that he will develop into one of the biggest attacking threats in the world.
As for Sanchez, the Mirror says his transfer to Liverpool will be part of the Luis Suarez deal:
Luis Suarez could earn £40million playing for Barcelona – but only if he agrees to a special ‘bite clause’,writes John Cross. The Spanish side are offering the Liverpool striker a five-year deal worth £160,000 a week to move to the Nou Camp. But Barcelona chiefs are insisting that the contract contains special clauses to ensure that he behaves well both on and off the pitch.
Liverpool are demanding £80m while Barcelona only want to pay £50m total, which could include Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez as a £30m makeweight in the deal.
Much to decide, then. Or not. The Star has firm news:
Barcelona agree deal with Liverpool star Luis Suarez
The Express agrees:
Luis Suarez’s Barcelona move ‘only matter of time’ after Liverpool star AGREES contract
FACT! Ben Jefferson adds:
BARCELONA believe that Luis Suarez’s transfer is now merely a matter of time after productive conversations with the player’s representatives.
So. No agreement has been reached. It’s just another round of Barcelona tapping up a player?
More Trasnfer Balls every day…