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The Rumour Mill – Liverpool plan garage sale too
May 15, 2006, 3:56 pm
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Tevez not going to Chelsea

Chelsea's chief executive Peter Kenyon has rubbished reports that the club have made a £22million bid to sign Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez. The Blues have been heavily linked with the player ever since Jose Mourinho earlier this month watched the second leg of the Copa Libertadores tie in Brazil between Tevez's club Corinthians and River Plate. "We have looked at him [Tevez] and he is a good player and does a good job but all the reports of linking us with bids are not right. I would be surprised if I saw him in a Chelsea shirt this season coming." Kenyon said. Kenyon's surprise would also mean that he could be signed, and the rumour is not totally dismissed. It could also mean that they are in contact with another player, most likely Shevchenko or Eto'o, as both names were mentioned by Mourinho.

Liverpool garage sale imminent

According to rumours, Rafa Benitez will sell:

Neil Mellor: I think it's time for him to go. Although a top goal scorer in reserves, he struggled in the first team(except for that spectacular volley on Lehmann). Rate 4/5
Chris Kirkland: It's a shame he'll have to go. He showed good signs of becoming a star keeper for club and country, but his injured plagued career prevented that from happening. Rafa are already said he won't be needing him. Rate 5/5
Florent Sinama Pongolle: Florent was signed by Houllier as a young talent with a bright future at the club. Although he was given limited chances, he scored and showed good skills during those chances. I think Benitez would keep him,
but the player himself is fed up. He scored and he played well but he still wasn't given more chances. Rate 3/5
Anthony Le Tallec: Anthony was signed together with Pongolle, and he was a star player during the youth world cup that France won. Still, he struggled to adapt to the club, and was shipped on loan twice. And I think Benitez doesn't like him that much. I would give a second chance though and keep him at the reservers. Rate 3/5
Bruno Cheyrou: Houllier called him the next Zidane when he signed him, but unfortunately the only thing he had in common with Zidane was his looks. Defenitely sold or released. Rate 5/5
Salif Diao: A Houllier signing. Rate 5/5
Fernando Morientes: With classy performances with Madrid and Monaco, Rafa had high hopes. But Morientes failed to deliver. Rafa likes him and plays him alot, but he needs to sell him to raise cash. Probably will go back to Spain. Rate 4/5
Djibril Cisse: Signed by Houllier, Cisse was the top French League goal scorer for two seasons. Alot was expected from him, but a first season on the sidelines because of a broken leg, and the next one playing of position or given little chances, he struggled to show what he's really about, despite the fact that he's the leading goal scorer at the club this season. I think Cisse can deliver if played as a striker, but he's also another player that Rafa isn't fond of. France is his likely destination and he might be included in a part-exchange deal with another player. Rate 3/5
Djimi Traore: I think Benitez should have sold him last season. Rate 4/5
Luis Garcia: It would be a surprise if Benitez sold him. But the player wants to leave back to Spain because of his girlfriend (The bitch!). Benitez wouldn't sell him, but he also wouldnt' prevent Luis from going if he wanted to leave. Rate 2/5
Harry Kewell: Kewell has been good, and Benitez needs two left wingers at all times. Rate 2/5
Jan Kromkamp: Benitez just bought him in January. Rate 1/5
Scott Carson: It's a little bit hard to see where Carson will be heading. Dudek is still in the Squad and 2nd choice, Carson has said a few times that he wants more chances. He's probably going on a long loan. Rate 4/5
Stephen Warnock: Warnock has shown some good games. He's also been called up for England once, and with England's numbered left full backs, Benitez might keep him as a possible future star player, but might consider selling if an attractive bid comes. Rate 2/5


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