After a meeting with Roy Hodgson and Javier Mascherano on Monday, Liverpool announced that Javier Mascherano can leave, if club (Inter) offers the right amount of money to Liverpool.
“Last year, he was asked to stay on for one more year, he agreed, so now it is time for him to go. It was all very pleasant and it is now a question of the two clubs who are interested in him making an acceptable offer to Liverpool,” said Roy Hodgson after the meeting.
It looks like that its just a matter of time before Mascherano signs for Inter, and with this, Liverpool will lose first and maybe not last of their main players.
Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed, that Ferdinand is indeed in doubt for start of the season. He is still recovering from his knee injury. Rio is not only player who will miss the begining of the new season. Here is also Michael Owen, who will be out for at least 40 days, while on the other side, captain Gary Neville is expected to start with light training on friday and he will be ready for season opener against Newcastle United.
Didier Drogba faces a race against time to be fit for the start of the new season after undergoing groin surgery. The Ivory Coast striker, 32, netted 29 goals last season, despite being troubled by the problem. Drogba is set to be sidelined for three weeks, making him a major doubt for the Community Shield against Manchester United on August 8 and the Premier League opener at home to West Brom.
“We will do all we can to help Didier recover soon enough, so he could be ready for season openers, but we cannot be 100% sure, that he will be fit”, said Chelsea’s doctor.
Transfers expert of Sky Sports 24, Luca Marchetti, took time to speak briefly about the situation of Maicon: “Real Madrid is approaching an agreement with Inter, now the only thing missing is one with the player, but they are working on it. We know that Real was always focused on Maicon, with Mourinho pushing for his arrival, but meanwhile, the Blancos really tried to take a central defender instead. First was Vidic, but he renewed with Manchester United, then Chiellini, who renewed with Juventus, and finally Thiago Silva, who does not want to move. David Luiz remains, but he is not a big enough name for the ‘Casa Blanca’. Because of that, there was a new sharp tack…Maicon.”
While english press was writing that Van Der Vaart could sign for Liverpool or Chelsea, the dutch already answered and told us that rumours aren’t true.
“I think that with Mourinho we can bring titles back to Bernabeu” said former Ajax and HSV player.
Van der Vaart has spent the last two years in the Spanish capital, after completing the move form Hamburger SV.