Liverpool target £10m Real Madrid forward, Moyes demands £30m for Lescott
The latest transfer gossip, rumours and damned lies
Rafael van der Vaart to Liverpool
The Times say that Liverpool are ready to make an offer for the Dutchman who is valued at around £10m. But the paper immediately dismisses its own claim by noting that Senor Benitez has nearly exhausted his transfer funds.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: The Real Madrid attacking midfielder (and his WAG) would be welcome additions to the Premier League, but surely financial constrictions will deny him a move to Anfield.
Joleon Lescott to Manchester City. Maybe.
David Moyes has dropped the want-away defender from his Europa League squad, citing a poor attitude following the embarrassing defeat to Arsenal at the weekend. The Everton manager now seems a little more open to the prospect of Lescott moving on, telling the Guardian that “the price we have been offered is not close to our valuation.” Said valuation is understood to be around £30m.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Clearly, Lescott is no longer a positive influence in the Everton dressing room, and it’s only a matter of time before he gets his own way.
Marouane Chamakh to West Ham
The saga surrounding the Bordeaux striker is getting a little tedious, but The Sun believe it could all be wrapped up by Monday, at which point the Hammers must cough up £7.5m or forgeddabouddit.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: It’s around £3m more than West Ham are willing to part with, and Chamakh isn’t happy:
“My departure is looking less and less likely. I’m pessimistic a deal will be done.”