Eto’o Liverpool move off, Heinze to Tottenham, Trezeguet to Chelsea
The latest transfer gossip, rumours and damned lies
We’ve managed to sift through the hi-larious APril Fools’ Day stories (some of which are extremely unsubtle) to bring you the very latest transfer speculation…
Samuel Eto’o not going to Liverpool
There have been plenty of whispers in Liverpool of a big money move for Barcelona’s Samuel Eto’o, but according to Spanish paper Sport, the Premier League club cannot afford him. Goal.com concur that his excessive personal demands are the reason for the shortfall: when he was told he could leave the Spanish giants last year, most clubs cowered at his €9m-a-year contract request.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Sport say Eto’o has will expect at least €7.5m a year from the Reds, some €2m more than Torres receives. Inter are also interested in his signature, but Barca president Joan Laporta insists the striker would like to stay.
Gabriel Heinze to Tottenham
The Telegraph report that Harry Redknapp is ready to offer the Real Madrid defender a return to the Premier League with a £4m offer.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Like Eto’o, Heinze’s Spanish contract runs out in 2010, and the club will be keen to cash in on him in the summer.
Javi Martinez to Liverpool or Manchester Utd
Athletic Bilbao have seen their Basque talents poached by other European clubs for years, and midfielder Javi Martinez should prove to be no exception. Fans FC are reporting that Liverpool are at the front of the queue for the talented 20-year-old, with Manchester Utd also interested.
Athletic club paid €6m for Martinez from Osasuna, despite the fact that he had never played a first team game.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Liverpool were chasing the midfielder back in 2007, and Everton had a bid rejected last year. He’s one of the top talents in La Liga at present, and will surely be of interest to Senor Benitez.
David Trezeguet to Chelsea
Yesterday, Turin-based paper Tuttosport said David Trezeguet was all set for an €8m move to Chelsea. Today, their claims have been substantiated by his agent Antonio Caliendo, who says:
“A divorce with Juve could suit both parties.
“Chelsea and another three important English clubs are tracking him and he has never hidden his desire to play in the Premier League.”
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Looks like the old man will divorce the Old Lady soon…