Transfer balls: Liverpool’s bid for Arsenal target Asier Illarramendi is lost in translation
Transfer Balls: Liverpool have made an offer for Real Madrid’s Asier Illarramendi. So declares the Daily Telegraph. And who are the papers sources for this Liverpool scoop?
According to The Metro, Illarramendi is expected to quit Madrid this summer after struggling to hold down a regular place in the Real side
The Metro. Yeah. Stick with it. After all, waaaay back on April 22, The Metro reported:
Arsenal handed transfer blow as Asier Illarramendi confirms desire to stay at Real Madrid
Today’s Metro scoop arrives via Jamie Sanderson:
Liverpool ‘make offer to finally seal Asier Illarramendi transfer’.
Sanderson then delivers the facts:
Liverpool have made an offer to sign Real Madrid’s Asier Illarramendi ahead of Arsenal, according to reports. Illarramendi is expected to quit Madrid this summer after struggling to hold down a regular place in the Real side.
Arsenal have been linked with a move, with Arsene Wenger said to be a fan, but Marca claims Liverpool…
So. It’s Marca, then. And we do find a story on Illarramendi and Liverpool. It’s dated April 11 2015. It contains not single word on any offer. But we do learn that Arsenal and Liverpool both like Illarramendi. But mentions of a bid are there none.