Oh Sweet Jesus!
Rafa Benitez is planning a raid for Michael Turner.
The Liverpool boss has Hull centre-half Turner on his wanted list.
And Turner is putting a £9million switch to Fulham on hold as he awaits developments from Anfield.
Fulham manager Roy Hodgson would love to take Lewisham-born Turner, 25, back to London – whether Bobby Zamora makes the opposite trip or not.
But Benitez’s late move has delayed Turner’s decision, leaving Fulham frustrated after making a call to say they would take Turner – a transfer that would increase talk that Brede Hangeland is about to be sold to one of his many admirers.
Turner was impressive last season and is rated one of the best defenders in the Premier League. Everton boss David Moyes also rates him but will not pay the asking price.
Hull will sell if the offer is right and boss Phil Brown knows there could be more movement this week.
Benitez, who looked at the 6ft 4in defender last season, is tight for cash bit is preparing to lose at least one of Xabi Alonso or Javier Mascherano this summer. (The People)
Please lord no! Don’t get me wrong Michael Turner is a decent player, but he isn’t (and no patronising intended here) good enough for Liverpool or any top four club in my view. Whilst i understand the need for back-up I would far rather that came in the form of a younger player who could pick up a thing or two from the likes of Jamie, Daniel and Martin and the Hull man does not fit into that category at all.
Thankfully, knowing the source, it’s almost certainly pure unadulterated paper talk!