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Transfer balls: Arsenal sell Morata to Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool but Real Madrid want him

Transfer Balls brings you news from the murky zone where football news and football drivel collide. Today the Daily Express says Alvaro Morata is off to Arsenal. Not Liverpool. Not Manchester United. The Express backs this up zero facts.

But, then, it has brought readers a welter of Morata news.

On February 23, the Express said Morata was on his way to Liveprool.

 

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That followed the earlier news that Morata was heading to Real Madrid, meaning Arsenal and Liverpool and Manchester United would miss out:

 

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Towards the end of last year, the Express said Morata has turned down offers to play for Arsenal and Manchester United.

 

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Anthony Chapman’s story contained not a single word from Morata on either club. All Morata said was:

“I had offers from England, but in difficult times you have to put your faith in those you can trust. Juventus directors had literally been to my house telling me they wanted to sign me, so [moving to Juventus] was a decision made out of loyalty. I feel a kind of responsibility to do well. Not because of how much I cost, but because I came here having hardly played for Real. A lot of people advised me against this move. They told me to go to a mid-table team. I don’t think I made the wrong choice.”

So much for the “snub”.

But it would have been a shock to Daily Express readers that Morata signed for Juventus. The Express said Morata was heading to Arsenal, Manchester United and Spurs.

 

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And there was the stella news that Arsenal had signed Morata:

 

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But they never did.

Such are the facts…

 

Posted: 2nd, March 2015 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Liverpool to sign James Milner from Manchester City with lower wages than Balotelli

Transfer balls: did you know that James Milner is desperate to join Liverpool. The Daily Express has an “exclusive”:

EXCLUSIVE: James Milner warned by Liverpool to drop wage demands to seal free transfer

James Milner, the Manchester City tyro – still wanted by perennial Premier League title contenders and super-rich club Manchester City – has been “warned” that he could miss out on playing for Liverpool?

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John Richardson tells his readers:

The 29-year-old midfielder sees his Etihad contract, worth around £120,000 a week, run down [sic] at the end of the season, making him a free agent.

Talks are at an advanced stage to allow Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, whose side face Milner’s Manchester City today, to add him to his squad next season but the Anfield club have made it clear that they won’t shatter their wage structure to accommodate the former Leeds United, Newcastle and Aston Villa man.

Shatter? This is the same Liverpool who signed Mario Balotelli for £16m and pay him £125,000-a-week:

“I think we have done a really smart piece of business here,” said Reds boss Brendan Rodgers. “This transfer represents outstanding value for the club.”

We’re sure Milner’s agents are worried sick about breaking that Liverpool wage structure. If they don’t where on erath will England internatioanl James Milner find work?

Richardson adds:

If he is prepared to take a pay cut then a deal could be sealed at the end of the season.

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Posted: 1st, March 2015 | In: Liverpool, Manchester City, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Liverpool and Chelsea’s Kevin De Bruyne wants to play for Arsenal and Manchester United

Transfer Balls catches news of Wolfsburg winger Kevin De Bruyne, 23. The BBC notes that the former Chelsea player “says he would be open to a Premier League return”.

One game we play is to see if the media can link a player with all five of the big clubs: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United.

The BBC says “with Manchester United mulling over a £30m bid for the former Chelsea player”.

The BBC delivers this as fact. Only at the end does it say the source for the scoop is the Daily Express.

Over there, the paper reports:

 

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How badly does Kevin De Bruyne want to play for Manchester United? He’s quoted:

“I feel very much at home with VfL Wolfsburg in this very moment. I am able to sign a new contract with Wolfsburg. Life in football can be fast moving. Football is much about money. Wolfsburg is not yet like Bayern Munich, of course. And my biggest ambition is to come out for a big European club. One I can win trophies with. As much trophies as possible.”

That would be Real Madrid, then. Or Bayern Munich. Or PSG. Or… Or… De Bruyne makes not  single mention of Manchester Untied, who are not even in this season’s Champions’ League and not close to winning the Premier League.

The Daily Star then spins the balls to take in Chelsea and Arsenal.

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Oh. And Manchester City:

 

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And over in the Sun, the news is that De Bruyne is a…Liverpool fan.

It’s a Full House of Balls.

Such are the facts.

Posted: 26th, February 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United in no-news shocker

Transfer Balls: a look at utter drivel presented as football news in the mainstream media. Today the Express says Liverpool are set to sign Raheem Sterling on a new contract, Arsenal are still going to bid for Paul Pogba, Incardi is off to Chelsea and there is some stuff about Manchester United.

 

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David Wright reports:

Raheem Sterling admits he’s close to putting pen to paper on a new deal at Liverpool, worth a reported £100,000-a-week.

“Admits”?

The Express links to the Mail, which reports:

The England star, who is being monitored by Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain, is yet to commit his future to the Reds despite months of talks between the club and his representatives.

Over in the Liverpool Echo, Sterling is quoted:

“We’re working on it and hopefully it will be sorted soon.”

So. No news, then.

As for Paul Pogba to Arsenal, we’re told:

Arsenal are expected to step up their interest in Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, who is valued at around £80m by the Serie A giants.

Expected by whom? Wright fails to say.

And Incardi? Well, that sgtpory is sourced in the Metro, which notes:

Chelsea are still in pole position to sign Mauro Icardi despite the striker holding contract talks with Inter Milan.

And now for that Manchester United news:

Manchester United are in talks with Fiorentina over a deal for former Manchester City flop Stefan Savic.

That story is soruced in the Daily Star, which reports:

Sport claims United were close to sealing a deal in January before Savic penned fresh terms with La Viola.

So, er, not close at all, then.

More no news in the Daily Express every day…

 

 

Posted: 24th, February 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Arsenal target Martinez wants to play for Spurs, Liverpool and any other Italian club

Transfer Balls: a look at players linked with Arsenal, Liveprool and Spurs by the thin thread of speculation, rumour and utter nonsense.

The Daily Mirror , ever, craven in their reporting.

Arsenal news and transfers: Jackson Martinez wanted as Gunners’ marquee summer signing?

Dunno. And neither does the Mirror, which merely chimes:

Arsenal are hoping to land Porto front man Jackson Martinez as their marquee signing this coming summer, according to The Metro.

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Posted: 19th, February 2015 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, Sports, Spurs | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Fernando Llorente lines up for Arsenal but will play for Spurs

Transfer Balls: a look at players being linked with Arsenal in the mainstream Press. Last Transfer window, Arsenal ‘signed ’74 players.

So far, Arsenal will this coming summer sign James Milner, Daniel Alves, Morgan Schneiderlin, Nabil Fakir, Guillermo Ochoa and Bernd Leno.

Now the Metro says Arsenal will sign Fernando Llorente. And the bigger news is that they WILL pay his wages! Yeah, he will not have to work for FREE!!

Arsenal ‘line up Fernando Llorente transfer, will pay his £63,000-a-week wages’

The story is based on what someone “said” and “reported”. But with no links, we do not know who said and reported what, if anything.

 

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It is classic balls.

Over in the Express, Llorente is off to…Spurs.

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Tottenham favourites to sign £16m striker Fernando Llorente over Arsenal and Liverpool

TOTTENHAM have emerged as favourites to sign Juventus striker Fernando Llorente this summer, leaving Arsenal, Liverpool and Atletico out in the cold.

Number of source cited: nil.

Number of links to any sources for the scoop: nil.

It is just shame there is no way for Metro and Express to link to their online sources.

 

Posted: 18th, February 2015 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Burnely’s Danny Ings dreams of Liverpool and signs two pre-contracts deals with Real Sociedad

Transfer Balls:  a look at football nonsense reported as fact in the mainstream media: Today Burnley’s Danny Ings is heading to Liverpool and Real Sociedad.

The Sun leads with news that Burnley’s Danny Ings is heading out to meet David Moyes, the manager of Real Sociedad. With just six months to go on his Burnley contract, Ings will be a frre agent in the summer. The Sun says the 22-year-old fancies Spain – and is ready to sign a £60,000-a-week pre-contract.

 

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Odd. Because the BBC’s Ian Dennis said Ings has already signed that contract:

 

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Posted: 14th, February 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: James Milner has wanted to play for Arsenal and Liverpool for over a year

Transfer Balls: a look at utter drivel passed off as football fact in the mainstream media. Today the Daily Express has news on Manchester City and England footballer James Milner:

 

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EXCLUSIVE: Man City ace James Milner considering Arsenal and Liverpool offers

Is he? Richard Tanner says Milner is:

Liverpool, it is understood, are tempting him with the prospect of becoming Steve Gerrard’s replacement in their engine room.

Understood by whom? Reader aren’t told. There are no quotes. No sources. It is merely “understood”.

Arsenal, too, see his tenacity, energy and bristling aggression as the perfect foil for some of their more sublime talents.

Again, this claim is supported by nothing.

This huge “EXCLUSIVE” comes on the back of other exclusives linking Milner with Arsenal and Liverpool, which have been running for over a year:

 

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Such are the facts…

 

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Posted: 12th, February 2015 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool Balls: lucky Spurs, Kane on the line and the Reds only have themselves to blame

How football journalism works: the Daily Mail reports on Liverpool’s 3-2 victory over Spurs in the Premier League.

First up Ian Ladyman looks at Spurs’ second goal. He writes on Page 86 that the Liverpool complaints of offside were unjustified. He says that had Liverpool lost it would have been their own fault:

 

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One page on and Graham Poll notes that Harry Kane was offside and it did matter:

 

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Such are the facts in the  modern media wherein everything is a debate…

Posted: 11th, February 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports, Spurs | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool balls: Rodgers cranks up the pressure on Jordan Ibe

Liverpool manger Brendan Rodgers is complaining about Londoner Jordon Ibe, the 19-year-old with two Reds’ games under his belt.

“If he was a European player, a foreign player, people would be raving about him.”

You mean like, say, Mario Balotelli, on whom Rodgers and Liverpool invested £16m?

They are raving about Ibe. The Daily Mail says:

Jordan Ibe shines for Liverpool

Steven Gerrard called Ibe “fantastic”.

You see, Brendan, English players do get rave reviews. Foreigners don’t all get special treatment.

But English players can be hyped. Says Rodgers of Ibe’s game against Everton:

“He’s a very, very talented player, you saw that in the game, saw his temperament. He can go into any arena in the world now.”

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Posted: 10th, February 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Chelsea and Liverpool star Daniel Alves signs for Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal

Transfer Balls: a look at football rumour and speculation being presented as fact in the mainstresm media. Today the Sun says “MANCHESTER UNITED can have Barcelona star Dani Alves for FREE — if they offer him a three-year deal.”

The Sun says Alves, 31, wants a new three-year £100,000-a-week Barcalona contract. If that fails to materialise, he’ll go to Manchester City or Manchester United for no transfer fee if they can match his wage demands.

In other news, Yahoo! reported on May 14 that “Dani Alves has already signed a pre-contract agreement with Paris Saint-Germain”.

The Daily Express says Alves has agreed to join Manchester United:

 

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Posted: 8th, February 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Huge’ Transfer Balls for Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United but not Southampton or Reading

Transfer Balls: As the January Deadline Day shuts the Daily Express tosses more balls than Rebecca Loos at a Peppa Pig Stag do:

Story 1:

Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Man Utd target Morgan Schneiderlin’s HUGE transfer hint

 

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The HUGE tranfger hint is – get this – that Schneiderlin is not going to Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham or Manchester United. The HUGE transfer hint involves a club not mentioned in the headline: Southampton.

And that hint amount to Morgan tweeting: “Very happy to be back training ! Thanks to all who did help me and made me work hard to come back stronger!”

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Posted: 2nd, February 2015 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Paul Pogba is off to Arsenal If Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and PSG don’t want him

Transfer Balls: it’s the Daily Paul Pogba. let’s see what utter balls the mainstream media is reporting on Pogba, the Juventus player.

Today, Ben Jefferson tells Daily Express readers:

Juve to let Paul Pogba LEAVE for Chelsea, Man Utd or Arsenal after move for Axel Witsel

So. Pogba is off to the Premier League. But where to?

United and Chelsea have been joined by Arsenal in the hunt for Pogba…

We know this because the Express says it’s so. But there are no quotes, sources or facts to support the statement.

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Posted: 29th, January 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea v Liverpool Balls: Relive the Diego Costa stamp collection in gifs

Did Chelsea striker Diego Costa deliberately stamp on Liverpool’s Emre Can and Reds’ defender Martin Skrtel in a fast and furious Capital One Cup semi-final ?

You’d think referee Michel Oliver would have spotted one of the foot misplacements. But he and his hapless refereeing team missed it all.

Oliver missed the stampings (one more and Costa gets a free coffee); Strkel’s foul on Costa in the penalty box; Lucas’ foul on Matic, which should have resulted in his second yellow card of the game; Laza Markovich’s WWF-style foul on Felipe Luis; Jordan Henderson’s foul, which should have been his second yellow card of the night; and the antics of pop-up Chelsea’s assistant Rui Faria, a man who appears to have sat upon a wasabi enema.

And, you know what? Yeah, it was great entertainment.

 

 

Putitng it in persepctive, here’s a video of Glasgow Rangers’ Graeme Souness dirtying his socks on Steaua Bucharest’s Gheorghe Rotariu in the 1988 European Cup. Ity was a “definite yellow” in 1988. And there were no howls of outrage in the Press nor trial by TV:

 

Posted: 28th, January 2015 | In: Chelsea, Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool Balls: Norwegian Fan Names His Daughter ‘YNWA’

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Pies spots a Norwegian Liverpool fan who named his daughter ‘YNWA’ – as in “You’ll Never WalkAlone”.

Speaking to Dagbladet, the little girl’s mother, Eirin Isabell Iversen – herself a Tromso fan, described how her and her lunatic husband picked the unusual name after having his first choice scuppered by Mother Nature.

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Posted: 20th, January 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool Balls: Brendan Rodgers got Divock Origi on the never-maybe

Liverpool Balls: LFC manager Brenadan Rodgers has been talking about Divock Origi:

January 15:

“There have been discussions [over Divock Origi]. He’s a player that will definitely be here next summer. Whether he’ll be here or not in January is something that there has been discussion about”

November 21:

“The young player we signed last summer, it was always on the understanding that he had to stay at Lille. I’ve seen reports that he’ll be coming back early but that was never the case. When we signed the player, it was one of the main reasons we were able to sign him — he would have to stay at Lille for this season”

He’s football’s Mr Consistency….

 

 

Posted: 20th, January 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United’s Radamel Falcao offers himself to Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City

Transfer Balls: Is Radamel Falcao staying at Manchester United?

The Sunday Times has news:

ARSENAL, Liverpool and Manchester City have inquired about Radamel Falcao’s availability as the Colombian struggles to nail down a place in Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United starting XI.

Yeah. The player who commands a salary of – get this – £265,000 a week (!!), who has scored three times for Manchester United this season and has a history of injury is interesting Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.

Says who?

Falcao, right, is said to have been left ‘perplexed and bemused’ by his treatment at United…

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Posted: 19th, January 2015 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool Transfer Balls: Mario Balotelli is not a patch on Mario Balotelli

Is it time for Liverpool to get shot of Mario Balotelli? Well, reading the Daily Mail you would think it was.

On August 31, 2014, Neil Ashton told Mail raders:When Rodgers reviews the tape of this game, he will be impressed with Balotelli. He worked hard and did the dirty work…

Then there is the unseen side, carrying out tactical instructions for the benefit of the Liverpool team. When Tottenham won their first corner of the game midway through the first half, he ran at three-quarter pace to make sure he was back in time to mark Younes Kaboul. Impressive stuff…

Balotelli is already part of the Liverpool family, sitting neatly into the environment Rodgers has created for this expressive team…

…when Balotelli settles into a routine of life at Liverpool and starts knocking in the goals again, he will wear the shirt of the Azzurri once again. We know he has the quality.

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Posted: 7th, January 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool Transfer Balls: Karim Benzema and nine other players kickstart the Anfield revolution

Transfer Balls catches up with comings and goings at Liverpool. Over the current transfer window there have been no new arrivals at Anfield. But the Press need exclusives. So. Let’s see who is defintely heading to Liverpool.

So far, we’ve bene told that Xherdan Shaqiri has signed for Liverpool and Inten Milan; Saido Berahino for £20m; Wilfried BonyJermain Defoe; Luciano Vietto; and Steven Gerrard, as soon as he, er, leaves.

 

Karim Benzema:

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Posted: 7th, January 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool Balls: Steven Gerrard misses the pink

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is leaving the club at this season’s end. That means we will have five long months of tributes to ‘Stevie G’.  Today’s words to the wise are from the BBC’s commentator Guy Mowbray, who watching Gerrard score the two decisive goals in plucky Liverpool’s FA Cup third-round win over mighty AFC Wimbledon (#justice), opined:

“If (Steven) Gerrard does complete his hat-trick he will pick up the one memento he doesn’t have – a pink match ball”

Well, as he quips, that and a Premier League winners’ medal…

Posted: 6th, January 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Xherdan Shaqiri signs for Liverpool and Inten Milan

 

Transfer Balls: Is Xherdan Shaqiri heading to the Premier League? Let’s see what the to-deadline experts are saying:

Daily Mirror, June 4:

Liverpool have also made a firm approach for Bayern Munich’s World Cup star Xherdan Shaqiri, with the English club committing to a fee of around £10m with the German champions.

Talk Sport, January 5:

Inter Milan have beaten Liverpool in the race to sign Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri…

Daily Express, January 5:

Liverpool WIN RACE for Bayern’s Xherdan Shaqiri after TRUMPING Inter’s wage offer

Daily Mail, Janaury 6:

Xherdan Shaqiri and his brother Erdin will be in Munich on Wednesday to hold crunch talks with Bayer Munich about a move to either Inter Milan or Liverpool. The Bayern Munich forward is well liked by Brendan Rodgers but Liverpool are reluctant to spend now and would prefer to look at a deal in the summer instead. Inter have offered a £2million loan deal, similar to the one proposed to Arsenal for Lukas Podolski, but Bayern want to sell outright and would like Liverpool to come to the table.

Such are the facts…

 

Posted: 6th, January 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Paul Pogba heads to Arsenal for £37m less than Manchester United paid

Transfer Balls – a regular look at footballers being linked to the big clubs. There is rumour of Juventus and France star Paul Pogba.

The Daily Express says Pogba is hgeaidng to Manchester United. The fee… £77m!

Paul Pogba heading to Man Utd for £77m as Juventus find replacement in Marco Verratti

 

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The Daily Star says Pogba is worth £70m. And he’s heading to all of the five richest English clubs. It’s a Transfer Balls Full House:

Several sources in Italy have suggested Premier League giants Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea are eager to snap up the 21-year-old, who joined the Old Lady in 2012.

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Posted: 4th, January 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool Transfer Balls: Steven Gerrard returns with Defoe, Bony, Vietto, Shaqiri and Berahino

Liverpool Transfer Balls: a look at footballer being linked to Liverpool in today’s media. Facts are thinner than Bruce Grobbelaar’s rat’s tail:

Xherdan Shaqiri:

The Guardian: 

 They’re ready to move on and it will be Stevie Who? once they sign Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri. Internazionale and Juventus are interested in the Swiss winger but Liverpool are the only club who have shown a willingness to sign him on a permanent basis.

 

Berahino:

The Sun: “West Brom are looking to sell striker Saido Berahino for £20m, with Tottenham and Liverpool both interested in the 21-year-old.”

The Mirror: Liveprool will pay £25m for Berahino.

 

Wilfried Bony:

The Mirror: Bony’s off to Anfield. Maybe.

 

Defoe:

Daily Telegrpah: “Liverpool have been offered the chance to sign Toronto striker Jermain Defoe, 32″

 

Luciano Vietto:

The Guardian: “Liverpool are also after a new striker and have identified Villarreal’s Luciano Vietto as The One”

 

Steven Gerrard:

Daily Telegrpah: “Liverpool are already considering re-signing captain Steven Gerrard, 34, on loan next January after the end of the Major League Soccer season. ”

Daily Mirror: “Gerrard will command a £20m salary from Los Angeles Galaxy to end his career in the MLS.”
Final score: players in – 6.

Posted: 3rd, January 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool balls: Steven Gerrard shows every other player what loyalty means

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To every player who has kissed the badge and pledged lasting love and undying loyalty to their club and then agitated for a move away and played against them, Liverpool captain Steve Gerrard has something to say:

“I’m going to carry on playing and although I can’t confirm at this stage where that will be, I can say it will be somewhere that means I won’t be playing for a competing club and will not therefore be lining up against Liverpool – that is something I could never contemplate.”

Few top players in the modern era are forever tied to one club by anything other than massive amounts of cash.

Steven Gerrard is the captain ever team wishes they had

Posted: 2nd, January 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool balls: the desperate story of Alexis Sanchez

Matt Hughes and Tony Barrett explain the Liverpool transfer policy, one dictated by committee. Having missed out on the wonderful Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal, Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool looked around for a player:

The oddity is that, given that a player of Sánchez’s style is so fundamental to the way Rodgers wants his team to play, Liverpool’s response to missing out was the move for Loïc Rémy, a different type of forward altogether. That they ended up feeling the need to sign Mario Balotelli, even though he certainly does not fit the profile that Rodgers was looking for, was also bizarre, providing another indication of an inadequate strategy. These failings have been undermining Liverpool ever since, and even if they pull off a morale-boosting win this afternoon, these are unlikely to go away…

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Posted: 20th, December 2014 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0