This source wants to start the whole ball rolling on one hell of a long running transfer saga!
Rafa Benitez had admitted that he would still sign Barry from Aston Villa if he had the money to do so.
Barry is about to enter the last 18 months of his contract and although Villa say they are happy to let the season pass they could now have new bids for the England star.
However Liverpool now face rivalry from newly-rich Manchester City, with Mark Hughes keen to land Barry next month – and with the money to outbid them in the market.
A massive tug-of-war is about to start with both Alonso and Barry involved – as they were in the summer – but now with a third club pulling in another direction. (Daily Mirror)
We all know how this one ran and ran in the summer until Martin O’Neill put the kybosh on the deal and since then Barry has been in good form for Aston Villa but if news of interest from both Liverpool and Man City is indeed accurate then the England international may start thinking of a move again. Apparently the valuation has dropped from the reported £18m six months ago to £13m now and then there is of course the possibility that Gareth could buy out his own contract and therefore move for effectively nothing but I don’t see him selling his club down the river in that manner, not after the service he has put in at the midlands outfit. I have a gut feeling that he will move this time but maybe not until the summer and i think he could be tempted by the Eastlands move in particular as a move to Anfield could result in his not being a certainty for a starting eleven spot. Do Liverpool fans think the club need to make this signing or do they have more than enough talent in their midfield?
Brand New Feature. (1-10 scale, One = Pure make believe, Ten = is a transfer all but complete)
Mr Comfort’s Likely-ometer: 4/10