Friday, June 19, 2009

Liverpool ruled out of Tevez equation

Carlos Tevez is understood to have ruled out a move to Liverpool, but Manchester City and Chelsea remain in the frame to sign the striker. The 25-year-old has been informed of the bitter rivalry between United and the men from Merseyside and is unwilling to face the repercussions of a switch to Anfield.

But his future is still up in the air despite the fact that Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to make the Argentinian's two-year loan a permanent one at Old Trafford. Fergie could lose Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid as early as next week after the two clubs last week agreed a world-record £80million transfer.

The Spanish football giants are insisting on owning 50 per cent of Ronaldo's image rights, which will help them recoup their transfer fee and huge reported weekly wage of around £150,000 a week which Ronaldo is expected to pick up. With the impending departure of Ronaldo, Ferguson wants to secure Tevez to a long-term contract at Old Trafford and wages of over £100,000 a week are believed to have been offered to Tevez to bring him in line with top earners Dimitar Berbatov and Rio Ferdinand.

However talks with MSI - headed by Kia Joorabchian, have not gone smoothly and Manchester City and Chelsea have also made contact in a bid to lure Tevez away from Old Trafford. It would be a huge blow for United if Tevez follows Ronaldo out of the exit door, but club officials are confident a deal will be struck with Tevez.

However United are still on the lookout for another forward despite the progression of youngster Kiko Macheda. Macheda burst on to the scene last season with the dramatic late winner against Aston Villa and the Italian is expected to play a bigger first-team role next season.


  1. i wonder why he has ruled out liverpool, with the recent press regarding liverpool financial situation its no surprise. Its not that he has rejected them, Liverpool, like utd, are not willing to pay over the odds.

    kiko is a brilliant talent from what i have seen in the reserves and first team. but i wouldn't throw him into the 1st team just yet.

    you have gone on record saying welbeck does not have the quality to make it at utd. but remember the lad is only just turned 18. he has the ingredients to make it to the very top and i believe fergie believes the same, as he has stated this various times. if anything he has more about him than kiko. he can play up front, on the wings, brilliant dribbler, pace and in time as he grows will have a great physique. people have criticized his decision making but that will get better has he gains more experience.

  2. I honestly believe Welbeck's future lies in the lower divisions, Campbell is a better prosect. Welbeck's first touch is that of a baby Elephant.

    Macheda has a chance but nothing more than that.

    It isn't enough to be "a good player" to make it at United, you have to be among the very best in the game in your position.

  3. I think the club must be hunting good players as soon as posible.... good price and good transfer maybe can make the process not difficult for them


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