Thursday’s Back Pages

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As the morning papers discuss the big news that Sam Allardyce has parted company with Newcastle United just eight months after taking the job, and Arsenal and Spurs drew 1-1 in the Carling Cup semi-final at the Emirates stadium last night, we scour the back pages for the latest Liverpool gossip’¦

The Daily Mail says that Valencia have joined the race to sign out-of-favour Reds midfielder, £10million rated Momo Sissoko.

Valencia of course sold Sissoko to Liverpool in 2004 when Rafael Benitez took over from Gerard Houllier as manager.

Valencia have launched a rival bid for Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko to try to stop him heading for Juventus.

Liverpool are willing to accept a £10million bid from the Italian giants for 22-year-old Sissoko.

The Guardian reports that the signing of Slovakian central defender Martin Skrtel is complete and says the Reds have turned down a move for Sami Hyypia’s Anfield exit.

Benítez has completed the £6.5m signing of the centre-back Martin Skrtel from Zenit St Petersburg and turned down an inquiry from Fulham for Sami Hyypia, “The squad is the best it has been since I first came here and we have many young players who are going to get only better,” he said, “so I have no wish to be at any other club. I want to be here this summer and many other summers after that.”

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