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  • MichaelM MichaelM Nov 18, 2012 23:28 Flag

    LFC & Sweden Secret Partnership?

    It's here also Jason

    http://www.liverpool-kop.com/2012/11/liverpool-in-talks-with-napoli-star-edinson-cavani.html

    I do wish these journos will stop teasing us.

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    • I'm glad you saw that and posted it Michael, because I now I can say without a doubt, it is almost complete and utter BS.

      Of all the teams in England, particularly those considered the traditional "big 4" or "top 4", Arsenal are easily the least likely to spend that type of money on one player, so I don't know where his agent Annellucci is coming up with that, unless Arsenal have won the lottery. At one point, we did enquire about Cavani, and it was during the January Torres saga, and De Laurentis said his price was 42M, which we scoffed at, and promptly moved for a brilliant bargain in Andy Carroll for 35M instead.. No mistake there..

      Second, that link had quotes/stories mixed from 3 different times and places. De Laurentis did make that statement about Cavani having his price and if a club wanted to make an offer then he would listen. It was amidst last January's window where there were rumors of Chelsea and City looking, and De Luarentis said they could pay 72M, and that was the worth that he valued Cavani at. (not sure if pounds or euros, but does it really matter at 72?).

      Then this summer, Cavani had expressed his absolute desire to stay with Napoli, sign a new contract, and has ruled out any move right now, as he wants to break Maradona's goal record at Napoli, which is 115 or 117, and he's on 80 right now. So, that said, along with the new contract having a 58M buyout clause, makes this all complete nonsense, even if there is a chance we have reached out to see if he's available or interested. IF that were the case, I actually would find some solace in it, knowing we tried, and conversely if he wants to come to England one day and LFC are one of his preferred desitinations, but sadly, it won't be this January, probably not this summer, and maybe not ever, unless he hands in a transfer request.

      So, end of the day, it's fun for me to follow him as my favorite footballer who's not an LFC player, and Napoli, and also fun for general discussions of players in Europe, but not so much fun for us with regards to adding him or even talking about it..

      All nonsense.. I guess the point of my thread is that I'm baffled how Yahoo Sweden could post that on their page, with the original quotes, and then it not end up on Yahoo USA, Yahoo UK, or Yahoo Italy..

      But it's a non story, I found more humor and a slight bit of torture in it... nothing less. I think Hobs would second all of this too..

      If someone puts up 58M, or 72M this January, or this summer, I'll be knocked off my feet, and really worry for the future of the EPL, UCL and the sport in general especially with FFP in the frame, unless of course by some miracle it's us.

      The end.