Anfield duo set for Stamford Bridge bid?
Chelsea are planning a stunning double raid on Liverpool for star pair Javier Mascherano and Yossi Benayoun.
The Daily Mail says the Blues are considering a double swoop for Argentina captain Mascherano and his Anfield team-mate Benayoun this summer.
Liverpool don’t want to sell to Chelsea but if the financial offer is bold enough they may have little choice with Benitez’s budget almost non-existent.
Benayoun is hoping to discuss a move to Stamford Bridge for around £6m this week.
The 30-year-old Israel international said: “(Carlo) Ancelotti wants me for next season and now everything depends on Liverpool. Chelsea will have to pay some £6m but I believe that in the end I’ll be moving there.” (Daily Mail as reported on Tribalfootball.com)
Now then, could this be true? Can’t see it myself, our players are being linked with exits all over the place. Why for instance would Yossi Benayoun leave us for Stamford Bridge? He would get even less time in the Chelsea team than Rafa gives him right now. I can understand a move to the likes of West Ham or Man City where the Israeli would get a decent shot at first team football, but this makes little or no sense to me.
I rate Benayoun, hes a crafty player who gives his all but I reckon he will leave this summer. As for Javier Mascherano, well he has been linked with a move away from Anfield pretty much from day one. A World class player who on his day is unplayable, we shouldn’t even consider any offers for the Argentine captain, even if they are astronomical ones.
This summer promises to be a very interesting one at Anfield. There are players Rafa will have to convince to stay, others who have no intention of leaving but are apparently set to leave and then those players we simply must offload in order to make space, and funding, for much needed additions.
Who do my fellow Liverpool fans think definitely needs to be sold this summer?