The Q-Connect Gossip

Falcao to Liverpool on loan (!), Mehdi Benatia back on United's radar, Napoli in for Lucas and a great deal more...

Last Updated: 07/08/14 at 09:25 Post Comment

Latest Articles

The Earl Grey Gossip

Post comment

Man United chase Ghana striker, Chelsea, United and Liverpool bid for Pique, Spurs struggling to shift BAE...

The Syrupy Gossip

11 comments

Spurs want Jay Rodriguez, United, Liverpool and Spurs chase Toprak, Arsenal want Lichtsteiner and Romulo...

FALCAO TO LIVERPOOL? HUH?
We rather thought that Liverpool having a strikeforce of Daniel Sturridge, Rickie Lambert and an unwanted Fabio Borini was a little silly, but if reports are to be believed (and it's a big 'if') then Radamel Falcao could be the eyebrow-raising answer to that concern.

Falcao has been tipped to move this summer, but it was assumed that Real Madrid would be his obvious destination, with Manchester City also mentioned in more than passing.

The Metro is running with quotes from Italian journalist Mina Rzouki, who claims that a very good source has informed her that it is Liverpool are in the driving seat to sign the Colombian. Can something smell fishy and of bulls**t.

It's estimated that the 28-year-old is available on-loan with a view to a permanent deal which would suit Liverpool. Well of course it bloody would!


BENATIA BACK ON UNITED RADAR

Given the unlikelihood of actually landing Mats Hummels and the very strange race to chase Thomas Vermaelen's signature, Manchester United interest in Mehdi Benatia just makes a lot of sense to us.

It's a rumour that has resurfaced in the Daily Express, largely due to Roma closing in on the signing of Konstantinos Manolas for £8million, considered to be a direct replacement for Benatia. The French-born Moroccan only moved to Roma from Udinese for €13.5m on a five-year contract last summer.

In truth, any deal is likely to cost United £30million (which is a bit steep), but they sure do need a central defender.


NAPOLI IN FOR LUCAS

With Manchester United reportedly expecting £4million from Napoli just to take Marouane Fellaini on loan, it appears likely that they may flounce off to take their business elsewhere.

It may be a classic case of 2 + 2 = 4, but The Sun go bold on the claim that Liverpool midfielder Lucas is the answer to all of Napoli's hopes and desires. Rafael Benitez certainly isn't scared of buying a player that he knows, and brought the Brazilian to Anfield in 2007.

Lucas' status at Liverpool fell away dramatically last season, with injuries hampering his progress before Jordan Henderson, Joe Allen and Steven Gerrard's excellence limited the Brazilian to just a handful of starts.

It's another of those moves that just seems to contain an awful lot of logic.


AND THE REST

Tottenham are confident of landing PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay - even though midfielder Nacer Chadli would not be prepared to go the other way in part-exchange... Swansea are ready to splash out £8million on Napoli's Argentina World Cup centre-half Federico Fernandez... Arsenal could step up their pursuit of Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Douglas Costa after failing to land Porto's Juan Quintero... Queens Park Rangers are chasing West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame... Henri Lansbury will not sign a new contract at Nottingham Forest and is set to instead join Burnley in a deal worth around £3.5million... West Ham want striker Peter Crouch but have been put off by Stoke City's £3million asking price.

@magicfuller. Actually it was a gentle, good-natured poke at the notion that he has good feet for a.... oh, never mind. Bud.
- duckman

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Transfer Rumours

Transfer Centre

Footer 365

Arsene Wenger: Jack Wilshere doubtful for Arsenal v Burnley

Arsene Wenger admits that Jack Wilshere remains a doubt for Saturday’s visit of Burnley to the Emirates Stadium.

Steven Gerrard says Daniel Sturridge is the best English striker

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes Daniel Sturridge is the best English striker he has played alongside.

Manchester derby: David Silva ruled out with knee ligament injury

David Silva has been ruled out of Sunday's Manchester derby after injuring his knee against Newcastle.

Mail Box

Is Ancelotti A Better Boss Than Mourinho?

That's one shout in the mailbox, although not as controversial as the mail imploring Jose Mourinho to sign Steven Gerrard in January so he can win the title he deserves...

'Pride' Didn't Stop Wenger Signing Flamini

Arsene Wenger's 'pride' in signings is quite rightly pulled apart. We also have a stupidly long email on going back, and one Mailboxer whooping about the FA Cup first round...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property