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Liverpool enter race for £12m striker after Crouch deal hits the rocks

west ham striker carlton cole

Written by Football Talk.

Liverpool have turned their attention to West Ham striker Carlton Cole after being priced-out of a move for Tottenham’s Peter Crouch, according to the Daily Mail.

Roy Hodgson was keen on taking Crouch to Anfield but Spurs quoted £15m for the lanky striker leaving the Liverpool boss having to look elsewhere. It’s believed Hodgson has now contacted West Ham about Cole’s availability with the Hammers prepared to do business if a £12m bid is tabled.

However, Liverpool are relying on the money from the sale of Javier Mascherano to Inter Milan to fund new signings and that deal is being held up as Inter are waiting for Man City to complete a deal for Mario Balotelli.

Stoke City had a £9m bid for Cole rejected this summer but it’s thought Cole would not be interested in a move to the Britannia anyway, but the striker would relish a move to Anfield should the two clubs strike a deal.



  1. KevSpur

    August 10, 2010 at 10:54 am

    12m for Carlton Cole?? Is the world gone mad?? 15m for Crouch – I guess its gone totally bonkers.

  2. Steven kayombo Gerrard

    August 10, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Well, C. Cole is a huge, strong & intelligent striker who has a good strike rate. He would link up well with Torres, Gerrard & Joe cole. Get him woy! What a season this will turn out to be for liverpool. Unless we beat the big guns at anfield, we’ll not win the league. Torres: 35goals, Gerrard: 20goals, J.cole: 10goals, C.Cole: 15goals. COMMON LIVERPOOL!

  3. paul bishop

    August 10, 2010 at 11:18 am

    wud rather av bent anytime 4 that kind of money sure we wud get him

    • ddr

      August 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm

      get serious, bents a pile of crap!

  4. bheko LFC

    August 10, 2010 at 11:33 am

    hahaha £12m for C. Cole, what a joke. Barcelona will be signing Ozil in the next 48hrs for £8-10m and we have to pay £12m for Carlton Cole, what a joke and a bad one at that!!! I’d have Ngo’g over C. Cole any day and Ngo’g is 20yrs old and won’t demand a ridiculous salary like i’m sure this England has-been will, so thanks but NO THANKS!!!

  5. rugbyrions

    August 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    We should snap the arms off anyone who stumps up £12m . He is better than NGO’G by a mile but there are better strikers about. £12m would stave off relegation for us as we can but a decent striker and right back. Get your wad out Mr. Chinese buyer

  6. abe

    August 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    very interesting to see how Liverpool and Spurs seem to after the same players. Liverpool are certainly not buying the real class players, and Spurs are no longer buying rubbish. I always find in interesting to see which teams want your players, and secondly which teams after the same player. Almost tells what you are aiming for

  7. Acton_Yid

    August 10, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    It’s simple really Abe, Spurs are (almost) in the Champs League and Liverpool are not…

  8. col

    August 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Anyone selling a player to liverpool should get the money upfront their credit may be dodgy,so many clubs are living above their means someone is going to lose out big time.Liverpools owners dont fill me with confidence and the new potential buyers appear somewhat shady.Even Liverpool fans are apprehensive over the new manager,potential owners and present clowns[owners].So many famous English clubs are owned by dodgy people or in debt something has to give,and where are the FA,PREM LEAGUE,FIFA AND UEFA ITS ALL GONE QUIET OVER THERE. Totally useless fiddling while Rome burns.Once these famous old clubs have gone they are gone for good.Someone needs to pull their finger out and act before its too late.

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