Liverpool FC Final Transfer Day As It Unfolds
Back…Liverpool to let Torres leave for 50m. Enough said.
So, nothing yet officially confirmed although it seems Torres may be released for £48-50m and Liverpool will welcome Newcastle striker Andy Carroll, a transfer carrying a price-tag of £35m. Suarez has been given the nod to wear the number 7 shirt. Just under seven hours of frantic transfer activity remaining. I will be offline for some-time, maybe get back laters. In the mean-time, You’ll Never Walk Alone!
Sky Sports :: 15:41 GMT :: Andy Carroll looks to be heading to the North-West fuelling rumours a deal is about to be complete.
Interesting prospect this Andy Carroll. Athletic build, unstoppable in the air.
Guardian :: 15:03 GMT :: Liverpool’s whopping £35m bid for Carroll has been accepted. The mind boggles. With Babbel’s fee and the £50m for Torres, that should be break-even.
The Mirror seem to be pushing for the transfer to happen. What’s all this then?
Brilliant news is that Jamie Carragher will be returning on Wednesday!
Sky Sports :: 14:30 GMT :: Quoting Balague? Torres not heading anywhere, still in Liverpol, still negotiating. Surely such a big move needs to be sorted soon? Big money transfers can’t be left for late.
Talksport “understands” that Torres is on his way to London and Liverpool will be receiving £48m in return.
Guardian :: 14:16 GMT :: The Guardian claims that a deal for Torres hasn’t been struck as yet. I tend to give the Guardian more importance somehow. :)
Sky Sports :: 14:10 GMT :: Torres expected at Chelsea’s training ground. Twitter report apparently. Someone, please, anyone, just confirm the bad news…
Another far-fetched theory is that Torres sacrificed his face (predicting the inevitable barage of criticism by fans), put in a transfer request to force Liverpool into buying big only to come out and tell us all how stupid of him it was to hand in a transfer request.
As i see it, Liverpool are busy trying to find a new striker as a “replacement” for Torres. At the moment the desired candidate seems to be Andy Carroll, Newcastle’s striker. Sky previously pointed out that there will be developments reg. Carroll. Whatever’s left of me thinking Torres will stay is slowly fading away. Better get used to life without Liverpool’s current number 9; albeit, Torres is still a squad player on Liverpool’s official website. :-)
Sky Sports :: 13:39 GMT :: Suarez to wear number seven shirt.
In the mean-time Suarez has yet to be officially unveiled. Still reading reports of “Suarez set to complete….”
…Anyone still expecting El Nino to stay around?
Sky Sports :: 13:21 GMT :: More news to follow regarding Andy Carroll.
Guardian :: 13:10 GMT :: Torres has left Melwood in a car, not a helicopter as some Mirror reporter suggested on Twitter. Torres looked all sad and sulky.
With clubs eager to retain their prized assets, Torres departing would leave Liverpool with Suarez as a super striker who still needs time to bed in the Liverpool way.
Sky Sports :: 12:31 GMT :: Reports coming in that Torres has left Melwood in style, via helicopter. Destination unknown but presumably London. Nearing the end me thinks.
Guardian :: 12:19 GMT :: Five Live suggesting Torres has been sold.
Aquilani‘s Juve lost to Udinese yesterday, 2-1 the score. Not that we could care less right now, but anyway there’s something more to write given that we’ve gone stale on the transfer end.
The questions beckons, what is Fernando doing at Melwood right now? Training? Discussing terms of a move to Chelsea? His agent was around yesterday and presumably is today and that doesn’t come as good news, does it?
Nice one from the official site: http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/latest-news/suarez-and-torres-latest. Dalglish’s comments never seize to impress me. So fluent, concise, coherent and articulated. Go King!
To the King and club officials – Walk On, we’re all with you in these nail-biting, exciting, anxious hours.
Guardian :: 11:25 GMT :: £25m bid by Liverpool for Andy Carroll (Newcastle) turned down. More signs of Torres leaving?
Guardian :: 11:07 GMT :: Luiz Suarez is at Melwood. Welcome to El Pistolero.
Sky Sports :: 11:05 GMT :: Reports coming in that LFC are bidding £30m for Andy Carroll.
Guardian :: 10:59 GMT :: Daglish: “Movement is part and parcel of football but the most important people at Liverpool Football Club are the ones who want to be here.” Should we take that to mean that Torres wants to leave and is now of irrelevance?
Guardian :: 10:53 GMT :: Sky reporting that Twitter news of Torres leaving are simply untrue.
Still seeing Torres in promotion on the Liverpool site, so maybe there’s still light at the end of the tunnel. I re-iterate, we really need to keep Torres and if he goes he should consider another league.
Guardian :: 10:43 GMT :: Stephen Warnock could be back at Liverpool on loan.
…Listening to Enola Gay from O.M.D. and it sums up my emotions right now…
Sky Sports :: 10:37 GMT :: Sky suggesting Liverpool are interested in Mario Gomez.
…and if Torres leaves, I will probably call it quits on football, at least for today.
BBC :: 10:24 GMT :: Daily Mirror reporting Liverpool have accepted a bid for Torres.
Guardian :: 10:21 GMT :: Dalglish confirms loan deals for Ayala and Konchesky but no revelations on Torres. Nail-biting this is.
Guardian suggest that Torres will definitely be sold if an offer of £50m or above comes along. We knew this didn’t we?
Guardian :: 10:08 GMT :: Promotional stuff related to Fernando Torres has been put down from Liverpool’s official site. Skimmed through the site and at first glance this seems to be correct, but don’t quote me. Do your own homework.
BBC have now confirmed that Paul Konchesky‘s move to Forest has been done and dusted. Another one bites the dust.
As a side-note, I can’t imagine Torres in a Chelsea shirt; just the thought of that is sickening. What has the Spaniard been thinking?
Sky Sports :: 09:54 GMT :: Paul Konchesky has joined Nottingham Forest on loan. Breaking news this.
BBC :: 09:54 GMT :: Daniel Ayala should complete his move to Derby County. His loan move has been on the cards for a couple of days now.
Still no latest news on happenings at Liverpool. Still early I guess and predict things will start moving after mid-day.
BBC :: 09:24 GMT :: Fernando Torres is at Melwood, but no idea if he’s there training or else finalising his move to Chelsea.
I will try to keep you all updated with the latest rumours circulating around Anfield from three sources, BBC, Guardian and SkySports. Trying to centralise the many reports coming your way. This is a huge effort from my part and I hope it works out.
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