In our last post you'll have read Dunk quoting something Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez said recently:
We all know who's under consideration but as Rafa said: "We have a saying in Spain if you shoot enough bullets at all the targets, you might get lucky and hit the right one eventually!"
A great quote from Rafa, and if we didn't know better we'd think he was an Insider subscriber. Anyway, an insider subscriber, "The Milkman" has been kind enough to summarise some of the nonsense information various insider members post about. You might like to think of these as bullets. Some of it is actually quite funny. Some of it is stolen from other websites. Some of it will probably be true, thanks to the bullet theory.
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#1436297 – Thu May 18 2006 01:42 PM Reply Quote
I am not sure if mods will want to make this a sticky and edit in any bits of new info that members give out or not.
Some of the info I have just copied and pasted from the post but alot of it I just summarised, as it was too long.
Anyways here's the list in no particular order :-
tom- Owen to sign before world cup
Lecter- Owen will sign if Rafa pulls the trigger
Johnny H- Yakubu is a target and Owen is nailed on (barring injury in the World Cup)
SCarter- 90% chance Aurelio will sign
Dunk- Torres has had a meeting with Herrera, Rafa will quit unless he is backed financially
Wallet- Samba star will sign on the 26th of May
Mex- Joe Cole wants to sign for us (this might have been a windup!)
Red4Ever- Torres will sign in the summer
Private Eye 2- SWP will demand a move and will end up signing for Arsenal or us
SCarter- SCarter’s friend who lives in Seville says Alves will sign for us
Wilna- We have made a bid for Mancini
SCarter- If Rafa wants Aguero he will sign for us
SCarter- Osasuna have made a offer for Luis Garcia
Lecter- We are watching Cattermole closely
Johnny H- Kilgallon is being tracked (he broke his leg when we were ready to make a offer for him so we will see how he does when he returns from injury)
Lecter- Xabi Prieto is a name to watch out for from what I am hearing
Iceman- Was told some time ago that Kuyt is nailed on to sign for us
Anfieldforever- 90% of us signing Aguero
Pacman- Prieto is nailed on to sign for us
Wilna- A fee of 15 million euros is being discussed for Mancini
Ziggy- We won’t sign Kuyt as he will never leave Holland due to church commitments, Kompany will sign for Lyon and Simao is eager to sign for us
Anfieldforever- Independiente want 20 million euros for Aguero, he still wants to sign for us but Chelsea are expected to make a big money bid for him soon.
Anfieldforever- Owen is still nailed on aslong, as Rafa wants him
Wilna- Roma have given permission to Mancini’s agent to look for a move and they are after 15 million euros and there is a meeting planned with his agent and Parry to discuss personal terms.
greglt- from a mate who knows the club doctor, Torres will have a medical with us in a few weeks time.
Anfieldforever- Athletico Madrid have agreed a 20 million euros fee with Independiente for Aguero who has agreed personal terms with them
Rami- met his boss and some of his mates and one mate called Tom made 3 £100 bets that we will win the league as he believes we will sign Torres 99.99% all he has to do is pass a medical and that we have had a bid accepted of 9.5 mil for Kuyt
Anfieldforever- Aguero will visit Bayern, Athletico and a English club next week (2nd may – 9th May)
Dunk- Charles N’Zogbia agent has been making noises claiming that Rafa wants to sign him
Private eye 2- we might sign Pennant for a little as 2 million, or Joaquin for 17 million euros. Diao could go to St Etienne or Sheffield United. Reading want to sign Warnock and Defoe has been linked with us again.
Honourablegeorge- Defoe is still on the cards it is up to the player if he wants to sign
Xabi- Pennant has signed and he is really excited at the prospect of playing for us and said he will play out of his skin for us, I don’t know the fee or wages but he has signed and Rafa really rates him.
Zico- “spoke to djibs tonight in the Tesco in Helsby – reckons he's going back to France next season. Didn't say whom with.”
LeoNo_8- spoke to my Brummy mate last night that knows a few agents and people in the press and he confirmed exactly what Xabi is saying, that Pennant is on his way, player is over the moon etc.
SCarter- Not sure if Pennant is a done deal yet but talks have taken place, Prieto is still being monitored and Aurelio is not a done deal especially now with Madrid making an approach for him and he is really interested in them.
Mimir- A mate of mine knows some of the younger players and he said we are trying to sign Darren Bent for 10 million, he also said Traore will be off to Celtic and that Morientes, Cisse and Calliste will be sold in the summer.
red4ever- Have it on good authority that a bid for Fernando Torres will be in the news shortly
SCarter- I met Defoe today and he said that he was close to signing for us in January but Spurs didn’t have time to buy a replacement but his agent ha stayed in contact and he is keeping his options open for next season
Dunk- Liverpool FC has sent a representative from the Academy to meet up with the club's head scout out in Luxembourg where the UEFA U-17 championships are taking place. Players they are keeping close eyes on are Bojan Krkic, Aaron Niguez, Cesar Azpilicueta and Ignacio Camacho
Pacman- Milky I know someone who is friendly with the famous goalkeeper. The only reason he brings him up is because SWP is mates with Gerrard, Carra, Crouch and the boys and when he played for City he went out alot in Liverpool. Elisha has been out drinking with him before and knows him well. Although SWP would jump at the chance to play for Liverpool we wont be going after him. Trust me on this one buddy.
everred- Heard whispers that Nando is off to Sevilla, that Zenden is away on a free and that we can say goodbye to Djimi very soon.
liverumi- Spent 2 hours having a drink with Crouch and he confirmed that we will sign Defoe in the summer and that Cisse won’t be sold unless we get a 8-10 million pound bid for him. There is a 0% chance we will sign Owen, as Rafa doesn’t rate him. Rafa also wants to sign Duff and not SWP and there is a strong possibility we will sign Pennant but he confirmed we will defiantly sign 2 right wingers and he also said we will sign a big name centre back but didn’t give a name
Lpool_Andy- I am a regular at Scissor Kicks (hairdressers) and I was chatting to xxxxxx xxx and he said that Cisse will be staying, Pennant will join and he seemed confident that Defoe would sign for us
Legin1973- We won’t sign Ruud van Nistelrooy as we are confident we will get Kuyt and Damien Duff is being lined up by Newcastle
Private_eye_2- Bayern are prepared to offer us Owen Hargreaves and cash for Carragher. Leeds are interested in signing Traore. Newcastle is interesting in signing Warnock. West Ham had a enquiry rejected about Scott Carson and Wigan have targeted David Raven as Chimbonda’s replacement.
Greglt- Was just chatting to a financial adviser friend who just said, "yes, i heard through a friend who knows SWP that a pre-contract has been signed"
Chewbacca- My source is linked to a financial institution and I can't even say his role or involvement, as it would be fairly clear it was him who said. We've looked at various financing scenarios relating to a South American player at Independiente and so I'm assuming it's him.
Earth2Ben- I got some info from a work colleague and he basically said Traore would sign for Everton. Riise is off. Kewell is off to Sheffield United for 3 million. Cisse will go to spurs in a part exchange deal involving Defoe. Torres will sign for us. Some 19-year-old striker (Eto’o type player.) Ruud van Nistelrooy will sign for Everton for 4 million and Sol Campbell will also join Everton.
Punjabi1- I've just had some info passed to me. Apparently Michael Owen has handed in a transfer request at Newcastle and it's been accepted, but Newcastle won't be making a statement yet. Not sure how reliable the source is. A guy at work told me. His mate is the brother-in-law of a Sky Sports News Reporter… Rob Palmer
MADLFC- I was speaking with Pennant today and he said it is a 99% done deal that he is joining us, all he has to do is dot the i's and cross the t's. Anyone who doubts this please give it a week or two for it all to be finalised. He is a big Liverpool fan and even has a Liverpool picture in his flat in brum.
Lecter- Michael Owen will not be returning to Liverpool this summer according to his Uncle whom my dad knows quite well and spoke with last night
seanrogers100- Spoke to Pako's next door neightbour for about 20 minutes on Saturday at the grolsch bar. He is a genuine next-door neighbour and even got 2 tickets from him on Wednesday night for the game – paco had 24 originally!
He said the Kaiser (Didi) is being released next week. No reason given. They were going to do it last year but Rafa changed his mind at last moment so barring that it looks like his parting gift was the winning penalty.
Red_Al_77- I don't know whether this is just some media story which this person has picked up on, and I don't know if its been mentioned on here because this is the first time I've looked at KT today. Anyway a Charlton shareholder I know has said rumours circulating around his club are that Liverpool enquired about Bent and were told £14mil and they came back with an offer of £12mil and were given permission to speak to him. The person who provided the info is sound but he knows no more than he told me.
PatrickC- Defoe will be leaving Spurs in the summer with his preferred destination being Arsenal (as he is a boyhood Arsenal fan) A move to Liverpool is also possible and there was a offer on the table in January about a swap with Cisse. My source for this info is via a guy who works for me, a relation of his is one of Defoe's best friends.
CtrlAltDelete- Just been told by people who went to the final in Cardiff with a former Liverpool player that Darren Bent will be signing for Liverpool very very soon. It's a done deal he said.
Dunk- We have tabled a bid for Darren Bent (15-05-06)
Private_eye_2- Got told over the weekend that Marseille were about to launch a 10 million euros bid for Cisse but we enquired about Franck Ribery and we got a positive response although we face competition from Man U and Lyon
Mezie- Now I really am a dedicated lurker. But have been told today that Defoe is nailed on. My mate who works in the media (not saying who for) has heard from a number of sources including a very well connected ex red. Take from that what you will.
SCarter- We are watching a couple of Real Madrid youngsters closely who are Juanfran and Saldado. We have made a 15 million euros bid for Alves who has the choice to join us, Barcelona or Real Madrid although Rafa is confident that he will pick us. Gonzalez has been giving Rafa rave reviews about Xabi Prieto. Kuyt is Rafa’s no.1 striker target. Pennant is a back up option. Aurelio is a done deal. Nedum Onouha is a big target of Rafa’s.
Private eye 2- Bolton are ready to offer Hamann a 2-year contract.
monkey- I was told today that Cisse wants to leave Liverpool and go back to France. Not sure how reliable it is, but the source is well connected
tom- Heard that Defoe was offered to us yesterday