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5 players linked to Liverpool for 100m? Over Rafa’s sacked body!

With the conviction and frequency of some of these rumours you would think that, much like Riise and that huge pay-slip, a list of Rafa’s supposed targets was was scrawled onto a bit of loo roll and left in a local Starbucks by accident. Still, they make for interesting reading so let’s take a look at the players that apparently will be unveiled momentarily at Anfield.

To help cut the guff from the fluff I have introduced a handy marks out of ten thingy that tells you, in my opinion, the likelihood of such a transfer.

Thierry Henry (various) – lets get this straight, this won’t happen in my book. Nice idea but can’t see it. 2/10

David Villa (Telegraph) – maybe not as unlikely as it first seems. Would be perfect fit with Torres, and cost a similar amount, so can’t really see the Yanks pulling out the checkbook again. 5/10

Mahamadou Diarra (various) – I think this was only a possibility before Javier signed up, now this deal doesn’t seem necessary. Good player though 3/10

Ricardo Quaresma (mainly his agent) – lets put this to bed, The Q man isn’t half as good as his one man PR machine rep. My prediction is he will never leave Porto, however hard he tries! -1/10

Lionel Messi (various) – The tiny Argentine makes some remarks about how much he rates English football and hey presto a flood of speculation with about as much credibility as something with very little credibility! -5/10

What have you heard on the grapevine, more importantly is this a reliable grapevine, or just another festering untrustworthy grapevine?

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