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Liverpool join Upson tug of war


Filed: Friday, 21st August 2009
By: Staff Writer


Liverpool are the latest club being linked with a move for West Ham's Matthew Upson.

According to today's Irish Independent, The cash-strapped Reds were reported to be readying a 15million bid for the England defender before the club's banks refused to sanction the deal due to the size of the fee and Upson's age.

Rumours claiming that Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez had left his post as a result of the financial situation at the club spread like widlfire earlier on Wednesday - something that was proved to be wide of the mark when he scotched reports later that day.

It was claimed by several sources yesterday that Aston Villa were set to make a bid for 30-year-old Upson, although that has thus far failed to materialise. West Ham are understood to be holding out for around 15million for a player who has thus far refused to extend his current contract, which has two years left to run.

Villa have also been linked with United's James Collins, although once again no concrete bid has been made. Stoke failed to land Collins earlier in the week despite having a 3.5million + bonuses bid accepted by West Ham.

Elsewhere today the Daily Record suggest that West Ham may be tempted into a deadline-day move for Celtic striker Georgios Samaras.

The out-of-favour forward was a 2million signing from Manchester City, where he bombed following a 6million switch from Dutch club Heerenveen.

The Record claim that West Ham 'have made discreet enquiries' into his availability.





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