With yesterday all about Glen Johnson’s potential £17M transfer to Liverpool, today’s rumours involve his Portsmouth team-mate Sylvain Distin.
We reported weeks back that Liverpool had made a £2M enquiry for the central defender in an attempt to fill the role of 4th choice centre-half after us losing Sami Hyypia and it seems Liverpool are keen to conclude business for the player alongside the Johnson transfer.
Many player transfer deals involve the payment of the fee in a number of installments but Liverpool are hoping that by paying the money to Portsmouth up front they may be able to include Distin in the deal. Portsmouth are happy for the player to leave the South Coast but we understand that Distin himself is reluctant to join as fourth choice and still believes he has a couple of seasons of first team football left.
Meanwhile Ryan Babel transfer talk is also back on the menu.
Reports in the Daily Mail indicate that the player could find himself off to Turkey this summer. The player was waiting for interest from Arsenal to arrive, but this hasn’t happened and no Spanish or Italian clubs have expressed any interest either.
Former Dutch coach Frank Rijkaard has moved to Galatasaray and is set to make an £8M bid for the player who cost the reds just under £12M two years ago.