Despite having already cut deals for a sextet of summer signings, there’s little likelihood Liverpool are done with their dealings if the critical mass of rumours linking them with centre-forwards is anything to go by.
Manchester United, meanwhile, seem to be edging closer to signing one of the stars of the World Cup.
Radamel Falcao 7/10 to be a Real Madrid player on 02/09/14
The dream is over for Liverpool fanboys and fangirls who spent much of yesterday hoping against hope in Christmas Eve-ish fashion that rumours they were close to signing the Colombian were true.
However, the Merseysiders’ enquiries succeeded only in revealing to world just how close Falcao’s move to Santiago Bernabeu actually is according to The Guardian.
Edinson Cavani 4/1 to be a Liverpool player on 02/09/14
Scouse hopes of signing ‘El Tigre’ may have receded as soon they had risen, but the Liverpool Echo believes the Reds to still be in the hunt for at least one top-draw goal-getter, quoting Cavani’s agent Claudi Anelluci as saying:
“There has been much interest in the player during the last six months…
“I can confirm that Cavani heard proposals from Liverpool and Arsenal.”
Ultimately, however, it’s a report with a slightly stale scent that seems to have done little to sway the bwin layers.
Juan Cuadrado 5/2 to be a Manchester United player on 02/09/14
Trying to get a hold on Fiorentina wing-back/winger Cuadrado’s destiny is akin to attempting to consume a bowl of spaghetti with your bread knife.
After all, it was not so long ago, in this very column, that we relayed news that Manchester United were unwilling to pay a fee far lower than the £36m asking the Express now suggest Louis van Gaal is ‘willing’ to pay to land his man.