Transfer Balls: Chelsea, Liverpool And Raheem Sterling In Classic Reader Sting
TRANSFER Balls: A look at utter drivel being passed off as football news in the mainstream media. The Daily Express has a question:
Chelsea lining up sensational £48m bid for Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling?
The cunning is to make a statement and end it with a question mark. But what to drive-by Liverpool and Chelsea fans actually learn?
The 19-year-old midfielder is currently negotiating a new deal with Brendan Rodgers’ side, but it is believed that the two parties are far from close to agreeing terms.
Liverpool are believed to be offering Sterling a five-year-deal with wages nearing £100,000-per-week, but the Reds are aware the situation is being closely monitored by European heavyweights Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain.
Top young star is being scouted by top clubs. Well, if the Express says so…
It has been claimed that Sterling is open to a move away from Anfield in the near future, and it has even been reported by some outlets that Premier League rivals Chelsea have now thrown their hat in the ring.
Which “outlets”? The Express doesn’t bother to say, let alone check. Maybe it is protecting its sources?
Jose Mourinho is apparently keen to bring some of the brightest English talents to Stamford Bridge next summer, and is also keeping tabs on injured Everton star Ross Barkley as he looks to build a dynasty in west London.
English club looking to buy best English players and comply with FIFA rules on foreigners in the squad?!?!?!
Such are the facts in the Daily Express…