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Fergie Lining Up Bid For Reported Liverpool Target


Written by Football Talk.

Manchester United are preparing a £13m bid for Belgian midfielder Steven Defour, according to a report in the Sun. However any move has been put on hold until the player has fully recovered from a broken foot.

Ferguson has been keeping an eye on the Standard Liege star for over a year now and even wrote him a letter of support after Defour suffered his foot injury. It is believed Fergie will step up his interest after reports emerged that new Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson was also lining up a bid for the 22-year-old.

Defour’s contract with Liege expires in 2013 and his agent confirmed United’s interest, but also revealed clubs all over Europe were keeping track of his client.

“Sir Alex has been interested in Steven since he sent him the letter last September when he was struggling with injury.”He is still interested but we have to wait for an offer to be accepted by Standard Liege.

“There is also interest from clubs in Spain, Italy and Germany, but everyone wants to play in the Premier League.”



  1. TRUEred

    July 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    The *** would report this

  2. m kop

    July 23, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Leave him Fegie, just get Huntelaar! Or get bouth of them, whatever, I just dont want Huntelaar at Ainfield!

  3. Paul

    July 24, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Liverpool would be the better option, first team football playing alongside Aquilani, behind Gerrard and Torres and next to Joe Cole, Glen Johnson and Maxi Rodreguez. The money would be very available as Mascherano wouldn’t go for any less than £30 mill. If Man Utd fail to get him it could be a big loss as their side looks weaker than 2 or 3 years ago and City and Spurs look strong. This could be a season where Utd fall heavily from grace, Chelsea and Liverpool look to have a better starting 11, Liverpool would have been right up there i not for terrible injuries to key players Like Gerrard, Torres, Johnson and Mascherano

  4. SNO A reddevil4LIFE

    July 25, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    yeah paul wateva m8 get ur head out of the clouds, untd even if they dont buy this guy or ny1 else are going2be stronger nani has gained his indepence in the starting11,rafeal is going2be even bettar berba will do even more valencias 2nd season4us will get more goals an we all know about the scottish boy wonder that IS FLETCH he gets bettar with evry season, u jokers fair enuff cole an jovanavic on frees r great coups but well finish obove liverfool this season an well make it 19

  5. m kop

    July 25, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    @ United fan above
    -your analisis is little optimistic,
    all you have said about these United players is worhtless if Rooney continues his World Cup appearances
    Liverpool came secund behind United 2 seasons ago, and look, Torres injured, Gerrard out of form and Liverpool is 7th playing Rabotnicki to get to Europa League.
    United came secund now, with City buying more quality players you could have a disapointing season ahead if your key players dont preform.
    If you expect Berbatov and Valencia to give you a lift in tight games you will not do so good. Some United player are past it, and other clubs are getting better like City and Tottenham, they are getting players they need with their own players improving.

    Who is next to drop from the big four? Not Chelsea, it’s either Arsenal or Man.United.

    P.S. only very optimistic Liverpool fans thin Joe Cole will get Liverpool back on track, it’s down to Gerrard and Torres, maybe Aquilani or Masherano too.

  6. Stewie

    July 26, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Of course he could get more 1st team with Liverpool, but he wont win anything and has a history of destroying young talents in Salif Diao, El-Hadji Diouf, Cisse and many more.

    Whilst at Man United, he will win more throphies and be groomed by Sir Alex successfully.

    Roy Hodgson is not a champion. He cant bring Liverpool the premiership let alone TOP 4 for that matter.

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