Poor old Arsene Wenger, he’s picked up the Daily Star early this morning, having forgotten that PHW doesn’t have too much to say to them any more and he’s see their headline:
EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal to table £51m record bid for Luis Suarez……
Seriously, I’d love to know how both David Woods and Adrian Kajumba have come to this conclusion. A grand headline but not a shred of evidence included in the following article to support their theory.
It seems ‘that clause’ has finally been explained and it doesn’t favour Luis Suarez. Gordon Taylor, the PFA‘s chief executive has seen the related paperwork and explained:
If you are going to have a supposed buyout clause, it should be that but it is different as it says, ‘If there is no qualification for the Champions League and if there is a minimum offer of £40m, then the parties will get around the table to discuss things.’ But it does not say the club has to sell. It quite clearly states £40m is a minimum offer for discussions but it becomes really difficult with such clauses.
There is a ‘good-faith clause’ in relation to serious discussions but I can’t say it is a cast-iron buyout clause.
So that’s that sorted out and no doubt that is why The Daily Star believe we will bid over £50 million and because that is what Rodgers believes he is worth.
Personally, I just can’t see it and in any case, John Henry is supposed to have said that Liverpool will not ever sell Luis Suarez to Arsenal.
Anyway, onto something real.
The draw for the play-off round of the Champions League takes place tomorrow and now that the second legs of the third qualifying round have been played out, we know who we could be drawn against.
We are seeded so we can’t face another seeded side who are:
- AC Milan, Schalke, Zenit St Petersburg and Lyon
The unseeded sides are:
- Real Sociedad, Pacas de Ferreira, Fenerbahce, Metalist Kharkiv and PSV Eindhoven
We should beat any one of those shouldn’t we… Shouldn’t we???
Finally there is all sorts of stuff in the gossip pages, from a raid on Anzhi as the club have a clear our and Ilkay Gundogan is also being linked with us.
Wouldn’t it be nice to hear we’d signed a player or two of quality….
That’s it for another day…