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Sebastian2010-05-05 01:53:28 +0000 #1
Liverpool could be forced to sell Fernando Torres – alerting Milan and Juventus – but the Rossoneri are already targeting Ruud van Nistelrooy.

The Anfield Road in-fighting between owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks is just one of their problems, as ‘The Times’ claims there is a serious financial short-fall.

“Liverpool entered into an 18-month loan agreement with interest of 9 per cent - £2.8 million a year - with a letter of credit to pay back the £31.5 million at the end of the period,” says the newspaper.

”Should Liverpool be unable to pay back or refinance the loan, banks could force the sale of Torres and Ryan Babel, who was also included in the smaller refinancing package.”

If hitman Torres becomes available for around £27.5m, he will be a prime target for both Juventus and Milan, who are on the lookout for a striker.

Rossoneri President Silvio Berlusconi has already stated his club will sign Ronaldinho, Andriy Shevchenko “plus an old-style centre-forward.”

Up until now it was thought to be Chelsea’s Didier Drogba, but new reports around Europe today suggest it is Real Madrid’s van Nistelrooy.

He is relatively cheap compared to Drogba and Real would be happy to release him because they are looking to sign the Ivory Coast international as a replacement.

Milan and Juve are also said to be at loggerheads over another Premier League player, as the San Siro giants assumed they had a deal for out of contract Mathieu Flamini.

They have offered the midfielder a five-year contract worth £3.5m per season, but Juve director of sport Alessio Secco has reportedly flown out to England to table a bid of his own and, while he’s there, seek news on the Liverpool situation.

The Fish market is starting to stink ...cause it's getting short of ice...


Andygers2010-05-05 02:02:22 +0000 #2
Why the hell would Torres want to go to Italy?

Liverpool always compete in Europe, so I cannot see him leaving.
Ryan272010-05-05 02:34:10 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Andygers

Why the hell would Torres want to go to Italy?

It is a beautiful country, in case you've never been.

I have no idea if there is any truth to this particular story and will just assume that it is exaggeration, but more articles like it over the next few years would not surprise me as the EPL shit hits the fan. That and it's naive to think that the Liverpool crisis will not affect the players or staff. It's getting quite nasty.

However, though Torres is a great talent, I doubt he could ever duplicate his EPL goal returns in Italy or Spain.
Sebastian2010-05-05 02:44:43 +0000 #4
Liverpool has changed it's owners couple of times and for a club like Liverpool that cant be good...They are the pride of England,i cant imagine this happening to Inter or Milan...As for Real and especially Barca it is impossible...

I just cant believe what's happening to England's greatest club...

There are reports that Roma will be sold,but Roma isnt a Titan and if they are sold it'll be a refreshment for them,cos it is obvious they always go after the small fish in the transfer market...

But that wont be anything like the EPL situation...
Lance Knight2010-05-05 03:21:19 +0000 #5
lol real looking to buy drogba, lol

we do u find such funny stuff bro.............lol
Andygers2010-05-05 04:12:04 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Ryan27

It is a beautiful country, in case you've never been.

I didn't mean the Country, I meant the league.
Ryan272010-05-05 02:53:58 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by Andygers

I didn't mean the Country, I meant the league.

I know . But lifestyle is always a factor too, and while Serie A has had better times, it's not as if we're talking about minnows.

And elcino, you might be right about Roma, but it's best that they are owned by Italians. We don't want Serie A to head in anything resembling the EPL's direction. Unfortunately, the Sensi family and/or their company are so heavily in debt that there may be no other choice this time.
Sebastian2010-05-05 05:00:53 +0000 #8
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Originally Posted by Ryan27

And elcino, you might be right about Roma, but it's best that they are owned by Italians. We don't want Serie A to head in anything resembling the EPL's direction. Unfortunately, the Sensi family and/or their company are so heavily in debt that there may be no other choice this time.

I doubt we will see the EPL tragedy here...Roma will never be a club like Inter,Milan or Juventus...A smaller club like them can use the financial injections...I mean they will go nowhere if they continue like this...

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