One of the things Dunk does to make it look like he has inside information, is taking news from other websites, add his own spin, and post it as “Koptalk News”.
Today he came up with this:
Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has held a meeting with owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks to discuss this summer’s transfer budget and the proposed new stadium.
One of the topics up for discussion was the trimming of the existing squad with the owners expressing an interest in reducing the wage bill due to the current financial climate.
We’re not sure what was discussed regarding the stadium but we do know that the asking price for Xabi Alonso was agreed upon by all parties in attendance.
Both the owners and the boss have agreed that the sale of Alonso can potentially generate a lot of money. With Real Madrid desperate to sign the Spanish ace and Barcelona also said to be interested, the Reds have set the asking price at £30million. Naturally clubs will try to negotiate that down.
Florentino Perez will officially announce his Real Madrid presidential campaign this Thursday. While he is likely to quote many names, he can’t sign them all but one name that is at the very top of his list is Xabi Alonso. There are suggestions in Spain that there has already been contact but the Liverpool midfielder continues to deny this.
One report in Spain today claims that Alonso is the one looking for the move back to his homeland. Ironically Real Madrid wouldn’t be his first choice but it’s likely he will have 3 or 4 options in Spain and there’s also interest in Italy.
Benitez finds his hands tied. He’s in no rush to sell such a quality player but any kind of bid between £20m and £30m just couldn’t be ignored. Because of Real Madrid’s serious interest, and we don’t use the word ‘serious’ lightly, Liverpool have had to sit down and discuss the player’s potential valuation and they’ve all agreed that if Alonso is to be sold, that he cannot be allowed to leave at a bargain price.
A quick search in Google News revealed where he got it from:
Liverpool Prepared To Sell Xabi Alonso To Real Madrid – Report
Los Merengues could be about to land their dream midfielder, but it won’t be cheap…
13 May 2009 06:21:27
Real Madrid could be a step closer to signing Xabi Alonso, with the Liverpool board apparently having agreed on a suitable asking price for the midfielder.
According to AS, Tom Hicks, George Gillett and Rafa Benitez met this week to discuss the plans for the future, with the Reds seeking to sell up to 11 players to ease costs and reserve funds for the construction of New Anfield.
Thus, Alonso’s price has been set at €30 million. The Basque star has always been a target for Madrid, although they are not prepared to pay that price.
Alonso has expressed his desire to return to Spain in the past, having made his way through the ranks at Real Sociedad, and Los Merengues might offer him the opportunity to do so.
Arjun Miglani, Goal.com
It basically says the same in fewer words, but he forgot to check what currency was used. Or did he change from Euros to Pounds on purpose? Just to make it look like he knows somthing others don’t?