Transfer balls: Liverpool buy Mateo Kovacic after watching him not play
The Daily Mirror says Liverpool are keen on Inter Milan’s Mateo Kovacic. On March 26, the paper reported:
The Reds will send scouts to watch the 20-year-old play for his country Croatia against Norway on Saturday.
The Liverpool scouts had a wasted trip because on the same day Football-Italia reported:
“I saw Kovacic. He has a cruciate knee ligament injury,” chief medic Boris Nemec told 24sata.hr. “He still feels a lot of pain and there is absolutely no chance he’ll be able to play against Norway.”
But none of that matters because also on March 26 the Daily Express said Kovacic to Liverpool was a done deal:
Or as the Daily Mail put it two days later, there was no deal:
Clear as mud, then.