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Eto’o Liverpool move off, Heinze to Tottenham, Trezeguet to Chelsea

The latest transfer gossip, rumours and damned lies

Samuel Eto’o has a quick nap

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…


5 responses so far
  • Peter // April 1, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I wish Chelsea would stop getting golden oldies to play for us. We need something a bit younger the squad is aging already. And they’d probably pay a shit load for him too.

  • Evan // April 1, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Agreed, Peter. Aside from their fitness issues, Drogba and Anelka (assuming Drogba stays) are great experienced forwards that have proven dangerous alone or partnered. Chelsea have a great future prospect in Di Santo (who has yet to show his full potential this season, and quite frankly, has had a poor showing).
    Chelsea would do well to recruit another young player to develop and another formidable forward in his mid-twenties.
    Pizarro’s return should be greatly anticipated. I’m also a fan of Acquafresca but doubt he would get much playing time (save for the fact that the lad needs to mature quite a bit more and would have to adapt to the English game).
    Chelsea would also do well to bring in another left winger to compliment Joe Cole when he gets healthy (much like Arjen Robben did when he wasn’t side-lined). I’d think Barnetta or Rothen would be great, but Deco and Malouda would definitely have to make way.
    Keep Deco on the bench, play Kalou a bit more, and ship Malouda off to Roma like was rumoured last season (Juventus would also be a good fit).

  • Evan // April 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Oh, yes! And what of Van der Vaart? If he arrives, Chelsea will most certainly be having a summer sale!

  • denis // April 1, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    deshiroj qe samuel etoo te shkoj ne liverpool

  • tom // June 14, 2009 at 2:37 am

    we need eto.o to cum to liverpool because we need sum 1 who can back up torres cuz at the minute ngog is the only man we have to do the job wich aint good enough .

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