Liverpool could be set to swoop for young Blackcat’s star Lee Cattermole, capitalizing on the midfielder’s disappointment at losing his status as club captain, according to The People.
With Merseyside club having a known transfer policy of attempting to sign the best young players, they may be prepared to offer the tenacious midfielder a way out of the North-East, teaming up with former teammate Jordan Henderson in the process.
Whilst the Reds appear to be already set in the central midfield area what they do lack is a player with a real bite in the tackle. Having received criticism for his disciplinary record, picking up 10 yellow cards last season, Cattermole may be regarded as an excellent foil for Liverpool’s more expressive players to operate freely.
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Cissokho link resurfaces.
Reports from France suggest that Liverpool may once again be set to open the cheque books to sign France International left-back Aly Cissokho from Olympic Lyonnais.
The position remains a problematic area for the Anfield outfit, and with Paul Konchesky already exiting the club for Championship side Leicester City there is room for the Lyon man to slot strait in.
Despite the Reds well publicized interest in Newcastle United’s Jose Enrique Le Parisien maintains that since losing out on Gael Clichy to Manchester City, Cissokho has now become their main target having identified his pace and power as key weapons placing him above Enrique in the pecking order.
Doubt cast on City deal.
Liverpool have become the latest club to cast doubt over Manchester City’s proposed stadium sponsorship deal with Abu Dhabi based airline company Etihad.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has already spoken out over his concerns with the legitimacy of the fee Etihad are prepared to pay stating to the BBC: “If financial fair play is to have a chance, the sponsorship has to be at the market price. It cannot be doubled, tripled or quadrupled.”
Speaking in The Independent Liverpool Managing Director followed up on Wenger’s concerns by questioning: “Are Etihad, City and Sheikh Mansour related parties? If they are, it’s up to Uefa to rule on them.” Continuing “The guys from Uefa who are managing it said there would be a robust and proper process about related-party transactions.”
However, a City spokesperson has been quick to pour scorn on these suggestions, expressing his distain when according to the BBC he announced: “Manchester City is a pro-active member of the European Clubs Association and is working actively and with transparency with regard to financial fair play. In light of these facts, recent comments about the partnership by some observers are unfounded and regrettable.”
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