We’re now hurtling towards the day that should be a worldwide bank holiday – transfer deadline day – and that means the rumour mill is well and truly chugging away.
Liverpool’s goalless and, let’s be honest, dire 0-0 draw at home to Stoke City on Saturday will only ignite the journos of England to be inspired to make up new and exciting stories linking the Reds to the cream – and not so cream – of footballing talent.
It’s just a job of separating the good eggs from the bad. And some are plain rotten.
Monday’s Transfer Rumours
JERMAIN DEFOE – from Spurs £10million
The Mirror reports this morning that England international striker Defoe joining Liverpool “would add a new dimension to the Anfield attack,” whilst Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is thought to be on the look out for a new striker to bolster his own attack.
Out-of-favour Defoe could be available for around £10million, with the Reds on the verge of signing a new striker, according to former goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar.
He told talkSPORT, “There are two strikers [Liverpool are interested in]. I know that Kenny is looking at a South American striker who is playing in Holland and I know that he’s quite close in getting another striker.”
Or could this all be a smokescreen for something else. Let’s hope Damien Comolli has got something up his sleeve.
WILFRIED ZAHA – from Crystal Palace
Palace boss Dougie Freedman has shrugged off interest from both Liverpool and Manchester Utd for 19-year-old forward, ZAHA.
“I’ve had chit-chats with Kenny Dalglish and Alex Ferguson, but he is not going anywhere,” said Freedman.