Archive for June, 2007

LFC Enter Heinze Race

June 30, 2007

Liverpool are reportedly ready to rival Juventus for the signature of Gabriel Heinze, but the Manchester United defender is remaining tight-lipped about his future until after the Copa America.

The uncompromising full-back is currently representing Argentina in Venezuela but on his return to Manchester, it does look likely that he could be set for a move away from Old Trafford.

Heinze has cultivated a cult status amongst the United faithful since arriving at the club from Paris Saint Germain, but last season, was more of a peripheral figure due to Patrice Evra’s emergence as first choice left-back.

Juventus and Real Madrid are known to be keen on recruiting him for next season, but it has now emerged that United’s Premier League rivals Liverpool are also suitors.

Sir Alex Ferguson would likely be loath to sanction Heinze’s departure to Merseyside, but should Rafa Benitez outbid foreign interest then a deal could yet be concluded.

Heinze, though, is concentrating his thoughts on matters on-the-field, rather than off it.

“I know some clubs are interested in me,” he told the Sun. “My head is with the Argentina team to play the Copa America.

“After that and a holiday, I will know better where I will play next season.”

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June 30, 2007

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Liverpool Seal Torres Deal

June 29, 2007

letico Madrid have reportedly agreed terms with Liverpool over the transfer of Fernando Torres.

Telemadrid have claimed that an agreement has finally been reached over the transfer of the promising Atletico Madrid striker.

Liverpool will hand Luis Garcia and 32 million euros over to Atletico Madrid, the deal being worth close to the 40 million clause Torres has written into his contract.

Atletico Madrid are also insisting on a right to first refusal should the Reds decide to sell him later on, which needs to be sorted out.

All that will remain then will for the player to give his nod to the contract being offered.

The report does come as a surprise, as only this morning, Atletico Madrid had insisted that there was nothing to the rumours, following massive protests from fans yesterday.

Marca are currently reporting that while the two parties are negotiating, and that a final deal has not been struck yet. Meanwhile, AS are reporting that Atleti want to ensure that they have first refusal before they let him go.

Only a few hours ago, Rafa Benitez had been uncertain, saying: “All I can say is that Fernando Torres is one of the players we have looked at. We are working on this all the time.”

However, with almost all media outlets in Spain getting warm on this, there seems to have been a major development since. Watch this space…

Liverpool’s hopes of landing top target Fernando Torres over the £27m-

June 29, 2007

Liverpool’s hopes of landing top target Fernando Torres hang in the balance as talks continue with Atletico Madrid over the £27m-rated striker.

Atletico president Enrique Cerezo says Liverpool have not tabled a bid for the 23-year-old Spain striker.

But BBC Sport understands discussions between the clubs are ongoing and have now reached a crucial stage.

Atletico are reluctant to sell, but Torres is believed to be keen to link up with Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez.

Liverpool are reluctant to pay the £27m release clause in Torres’ contract, and Benitez does not want to part with midfield man Luis Garcia, who is reported to be interesting Atletico.

Benitez wants to land Torres to provide a spearhead for an assault on the title – and also allow new owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks to demonstrate their own financial commitment to his plans.

Torres has been consistently linked with a move to England, particularly with Arsenal and Chelsea, but Liverpool are now at the head of the queue.

If he signs, he will join fellow countrymen Garcia, Pepe Reina and Xabi Alonso, as well as boss Benitez.

Atletico had earlier played down Liverpool’s interest, with president Cerezo saying: “We’ve had no offer from Liverpool for Torres. He’s on his holiday and resting.

“I repeat that there has been nothing about Torres from any team. We’re now working to create a good team for the coming year.”

Torres, 23, scored 14 league goals in 36 starts this season as Atletico finished seventh in La Liga.

The Spanish international’s Atletico contract runs until 2009.

Torres came up though the youth ranks at Atletico and has been their leading scorer in each of the last five seasons.

Yossi Benayoun is still hoping he can secure a move to Liverpool.

June 29, 2007

The West Ham midfielder has agreed a new deal with the club, but Liverpool have mounted a bid for his services.

Because of Liverpool’s interest, Benayoun’s new contract remains unsigned.

The player’s agent Ronen Katzav admits that Benayoun’s future is still not decided.

“We are still waiting,” Katzav told skysports.com.

“The deal is still in place with West Ham. We are waiting to see if the two clubs can come to an agreement.

“I am not going to say Yossi is desperate for a move at all, but it is only natural – any player in the world would be attracted by Liverpool.”

Reports have also suggested that Sven Goran Eriksson could make a move for Benayoun, if he takes charge at Manchester City.

Frustrated Torres wants Liverpool move

June 29, 2007

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres is agitating for a move to Liverpool.
The Daily Mail says Torres is ready to confront his Atletico Madrid bosses in an effort to break the deadlock over his proposed move to Liverpool.

The Spain striker fears he is being priced out of a place in Rafa Benitez’s plans, after being made aware of the Liverpool manager’s interest, and intends outlining his misgivings to president Enrique Cerezo.

Atletico’s £27million asking price is proving a stumbling block.

Cerezo confirmed Liverpool were stalling over the price tag on Torres, saying: “We have not had any offers from them for the player.”

FA Youth Cup Final

June 29, 2007

FA Youth Cup Final – 2nd Leg
Liverpool 1-0 Manchester United

Air Date: 26 Apr 2007
Release Date: 27 Apr 2007
Length: 1st half: 47:02 min ~ 2nd half: 48:13 min ~ Extra time: 30:00 min
Size: 3×350 Mb
Resolution: 512×384 (1.333) [=4:3]
Video Bitrate: XviD @ ~974 kbps (2-pass)
Audio Bitrate: 64 kbps mono MP2
Narration/Commentary Language: English


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Liverpool’s Transfer Rumours

June 29, 2007

Liverpool are willing to include Djibril Cisse in their bid for Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres.
The Mirror says Reds boss Rafa Benitez won’t meet Madrid’s £25m valuation of the Spanish international and now chief executive Rick Parry is trying to get £6m chopped off the fee by throwing in Cisse as part of the deal.

France international Cisse spent last season on loan at Marseille and he and his advisers were told yesterday that he can start negotiating his move to Spain.

Atletico fancy Cisse after missing out on Torres’s ideal replacement Vincenzo Iaquinta, who chose to join Juventus from Udinese last week.

Liverpool’s Transfer Rumours,

June 28, 2007

Javier Mascherano has urged his former team-mate Carlos Tevez to join him at Liverpool.

Tevez looks certain to leave West Ham before the season starts and has been strongly linked with a move to Internazionale this summer.

The duo, who are currently playing in the Copa America tournament, signed for West Ham at the start of last season and it was Tevez’ goal against Manchester United that kept the Hammers in the Premier League for the coming season.

Liverpool midfielder Mascherano believes the best move for his former team-mate would be to remain in England and make the move to Anfield.

Mascherano told the Daily Star: “It would be nice to play with Carlos again.

“Right now we are together in the Copa America and it’s great.

“We’ll see what is going to happen before the start of next season.”

Mascherano went on to praise Tevez, and although he feels he would be a strong addition to the squad, admits the decision lies with boss Rafa Benitez.

He added: “Carlos is a great player and he could be very useful to Liverpool in my opinion.

“But the truth is that I would never dare to ask Rafa Benitez or any other coach to bring a player to a club.

“If he asked me, I would tell him my opinion, but that’s the only context in which I would tell him what I think.”

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.Liverpool’s Transfer Rumours,

June 28, 2007

Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia has hinted he would be interested in a possible swap deal with Fernando Torres.

The Reds are stepping up their interest in Atletico Madrid ace Torres as they look to bring in a high-profile signing.

Atletico have indicated that they could be prepared to do a deal for fans favourite Torres with the club lining up a bid for Diego Forlan as a possible replacement.

Torres is believed to be considering his future at Vicente Calderon after another disappointing season last term.

Reds boss Rafa Benitez is a big fan of Torres and sees him as a key addition to his squad as he looks to build a side capable of challenging for the Premier League title.

Liverpool are hoping to persuade Atletico to do business by offering Garcia in part exchange.

Garcia, who missed the most of last season through injury, admits he would be interested in a move to Atletico.

“Liverpool are in my thoughts at the moment, but one day I would like to come back, and not to Barcelona, but to Atletico Madrid, who are always in my thoughts,” Garcia told Spanish television.

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