Are Johnson, Mascherano and Stevie G off too?
Are these men going with Rafa?
After the brutal reaction from the weekend’s story about Torres being linked with Chelsea, it’s with an anxious, trembling heart that The Spoiler reports on speculation about what might happen to Liverpool’s biggest stars next.
The fresh ink is reportedly being prepared for Yossi Benayoun’s feathered quill over at Stamford Bridge – with around £6million rumoured to be exchanging hands – and now some other big names are being trumpeted around amidst rumours of a mass exodus from Anfield.
According to our great pals over at Caught Offside, Barcelona have entered the race to land Steven G, should their snail-paced pursuit of Cesc Fabregas finally grind to a rather underwhelming halt. The word on the street being that Real Madrid are not happy to pay over the odds for a man who will be turning 50 in 20 years time.
In other news, Javier Mascherano has reportedly been taking Italian classes, and looks likely to double up with Cambiasso over at Inter, forming a beguiling midfield partnership that Maradona rather stupidly overlooked.
And with Maicon likely to follow Mourinho to Spain, certain quarters seem convinced that Glen Johnson will undergo a poor man’s version of the same move, by trailing behind Rafa Benitez as he makes his way to Italy.
All of a sudden, Ryan Babel looks rather worth keeping hold of.