The Bale rumours have started again (god help us), as have the Klose rumours.
Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, United – all after Bale
When will people learn that:
- Arsenal already have a lot invested in Clichy
- Liverpool are too far behind and havent shown anywhere near the type of interest United and Tottenham have shown
- Manchester United have Giggs and Champions League football, not to mention more money, to offer Southampton for Bale (than Tottenham, who have first-team football to offer, which is great in itself)
Predictions? Not enough information to call this one. Spurs have first-team football to offer, but United can buy him, send him out on loan for a year and then bring him in to replace Heinze / Silvestre.
Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Juventus – in for Klose
Now that the season has ‘moved on’ a bit since the initial Klose rumours, it’s a good time to revisit the story and find out what’s going on.
Arsenal won’t buy Klose – with van Persie, Adebayour and Henry they have enough to last them, provided all three are fit next season. They have Walcott and Bendtner as well, so they’re set.
Liverpool – Rafa has David Villa in his sights, but Klose would definitely be a viable option. No real news around this yet, and a lot will depend on the funds Rafa has next season.
Manchester United – Rossi, Rooney, Saha, Klose. Sound good?
Barcelona – Makes sense if Eto’o leaves, which I don’t think he will.
Real Madrid – if they can sort out their troubles in defence, then maybe. However, Ruud, Robinho, Raul, Cassano and Higuain are already there, so you’d have to look for some away movement first.
Milan – Definitely need to replace Shevchenko.
Juventus – don’t have Champions League football to offer, so I doubt it.