Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Premier League Transfer News - Alves in, Sissoko out?

Benitez allowed to dip into the market

Liverpool are set to sign Slovak international centre back Martin Skrtel for 6.5 million.

The Liverpool Echo is reporting that the Zenit St Petersburg star arrived on Merseyside for a medical and to complete a deal over the next couple of days.

Skrtel is rated as a major emerging talent in European football and Liverpool have had to fend off some of the continent's top clubs to seal the deal.

Meanwhile there is more speculation of a move for Momo Sissoko. Claudio Ranieri, manager of Juventus has talked again of signing him, saying he is a great player. Ranieri has guided Juventus to third in Serie A but is anxious to consolidate with further reinforcements. Inter Milan were also interested, but have now turned their attentions elsewhere.

If I was Rafa I'd be keeping Momo Sissoko to the end of the season, given they are looking more and more unlikely to be buying Mascherano.


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