REPORTS: Liverpool Make Audacious Bid For Arsenal Star

By on June 10, 2011

Gael Clichy

Liverpool have made a £5m bid for Arsenal left back Gael Clichy, according to the Guardian.

The Reds have been searching for a new left back recently and have previously made approaches for Newcastles Luis Enrique and celtic’s Emilio Izaguirre, but it seems Kenny Dalglish is now looking to snatch Frenchman Clichy away from the Gunners.

Clichy has stalled on signing a new contract at Arsenal and with only 1 year left on his current deal, Wenger may be forced into selling him in a cut price deal this summer instead of letting him leave for free next summer.

The Guardian reports:

“Liverpool have followed the £20m signing of Jordan Henderson with a £5m offer for the Arsenal left-back, Gaël Clichy.

The 25-year-old has been linked with a host of European clubs since the breakdown over his contract extension and been touted as a possible makeweight in several deals being pursued by Arsène Wenger. They are awaiting a response from Arsenal on their approach.”

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6 Comments

  1. 5TIMES

    June 10, 2011 at 9:35 am

    not for me

  2. nicky

    June 10, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Man Utd lust after Fabregas, now Liverpool want Clichy. Both these Clubs are debt-ridden yet they continue spending like there’s no tomorrow. How do they do it? Should Arsenal seek to join them?

  3. Coggin

    June 10, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Having sold LFC to new owners we have very little debt, having sold Torres for buckets of cash we have money, all clubs have a debt, yours is over 100m at the last count wasn’t it?

  4. Matt

    June 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Liverpool are not debt ridden Nicky and in 2011 have only paid out £13 million in transfer fees after sales and purchases have been counted. Not exactly spending like there’s no tomorrow.

    Not sure about Clichy. He has the class but has fallen off over past 18 months or so. He is still only 25 years old after years of playing for Arsenal, so it’s not inconceivable that he could regain his past blistering form.

  5. Matt

    June 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    And Baines would be a better bet for both clubs. If we sign Clichy then Arsene should go for Baines. I wish we went in for him. There’s a brilliant piece on Baines’ consistency over the past 3 seasons:

    http://footballneutral.blogspot.com/2011/06/why-liverpool-need-leighton-baines.html

  6. vi

    June 11, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    a bid is in for marc albrighton terrific news

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