Liverpool Ready To Make Bid For Fabricio Coloccini


It’s not a new story, but the Daily Mirror is reporting again today that Liverpool want Newcastle captain  Fabricio Coloccini.

Fab Coloccini – Liverpool interested

It seems that Newcastle have players that take Kenny Dalglish’s  fancy, as the Liverpool manager has already signed Andy Carroll and Jose Enrique for a combined £41M this year.

With Colo’s contract running out in just over 18 months on Tyneside, another ridiculous bid from the Liverpool club, could see owner Mike Ashley tempted to sell the Newcastle captain.

There was even news a week or two ago that Kenny fancied Ryan Taylor, and was willing to pay up to £10M for the Newcastle utility player.

While we could believe that Kenny would like a skilled utility player like Ryan Taylor on Merseyside, we don’t think there was much truth in the news he would pay £10M for him – but there again Liverpool could surprise us all once again.

And everybody talks about what a great manager Kenny is,  but he was an absolute disaster at Newcastle back in 1997-1998.

Dalglish took over Newcastle from Kevin Keegan  in January of 1997, and had Newcastle finish 2nd top that season, but in the following season, Newcastle were fighting relegation and they finally finished in 14th position.

That was the worst position Newcastle had ever been in the Premier League at that time, after the Entertainers had been flying high under Keegan, and then Newcastle Chairman Shepherd sacked Dalglish in August of 1998.

The new news today in the Mirror is that Liverpool’s Director of Football, Damien Comolli,  has been watching the Newcastle captain, and the Liverpool club have built up a dossier on the Argentine International.

It appears that 33-year-old Jamie Carragher is ready to call it quits, maybe even at the end of this season, and certainly the Liverpool defense is their biggest weakness.

If Liverpool do make a bid for the Argentine captain, who turns 30 years old in January,  it would need to be a very big offer to tempt Newcastle, who are currently in negotiations with the Argentine to extend his contract on Tyneside.

While we would like to think that Newcastle would simply not sell their captain and  best player, sadly, we know that  every player has their price in the way Mike Ashley runs the club.

And we saw that with James Milner, who left in August of 2008 for £12M to Aston Villa, and with Andy Carroll last January when the Magpies accepted £35M from Liverpool,  so we know that if the bid gets big enough, Newcastle will sell.

We’d like to think this story is paper talk, but there may be some truth in it, since center-back is hardly a strength of the Liverpool defense, as Andy Carroll so aptly demonstrated in Newcastle’s 3-1 win at St. James Park last December, in Alan Pardew’s first game.

The Liverpool defense that day simply couldn’t handle Andy in that game, which is probably one of the reasons they came after him just weeks later.

But let’s be clear, to lose Fabricio Coloccini to Liverpool in January would be very, very hard to take.

For the record, Liverpool are currently 4 points behind Newcastle in the league after 9 games played, and with an inferior goal difference.

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49 comments so far

  • spitfire_

    Oct 28, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #1

    But of course…

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  • costello91

    Oct 28, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Poor chopra gettin treated for gambling addiction! hope he gets through it. even if he did wear the scum shirt, he did wear the B+W
    Good luck

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  • daftmick

    Oct 28, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #3

    who do you all fancy as captain if he did go? Monsieur Cabaye? French Captain could make sense with such a strong gallic gang. Times have changed at Newcastle. Mickey Quinn on talksport this morning discussing David Beckhams proposed move to Paris St Germain. “Well I don’t know where abouts in France Parrys San Jiman play”. Come on Quinny the clue is in there somewhere

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  • Willo

    Oct 28, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #4

    Of course. As soon as we get our ship semi-righted here comes Kenny for our Skipper. What is it with him and wanting our men?

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  • newca

    Oct 28, 2011 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #5

    35 Mio. Please :))

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  • American Toon 13

    Oct 28, 2011 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #6

    The way the two clubs are heading I don’t know why Colo would want to leave. Changing clubs, even in the same league, can take some adjusting, and he’s already 30. He knows if he can’t get into the Argentine squad the way he’s playing now, he’s not going to get selected just because he goes to Liverpool. Europe could be a temptation, but surely we’ve got just as good of a chance as Liverpool does to qualify for Europe. We ain’t got Suarez, but they don’t have our back line, so I don’t see why Colo would want to leave. Even if MA sells him, Colo could pull a Tiote and say, “Thanks but no thanks” and stay anyway. I think he’s too old to move.

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  • LEROI

    Oct 28, 2011 at 2:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Wish Liverfool would Leave wor Collo be! If they are so much better and richer than the toon Why don’t they go & buy Cahill or Samba? Kenny Dogliesh where’s this gonna end man? you gonna sign our fricken Grounds keeper or will only kidnapping our bloody ball boy’s squench your crazy thirst?(i’ve painted my face black & white) You Can take our teams best players but you can’t take our Team Spirit!!

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Oct 28, 2011 at 2:31 AM

    Comment #8

    Oi, Liverpool! Get to f**k!!

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  • shamsoftabriz

    Oct 28, 2011 at 2:47 AM

    Comment #9

    Let’s “make an offer” for Suarez and get THAT in the papers. If we start behaving like we belong in the top 4, perhaps other players will get the hint, join us, and help us stay there.

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  • LEROI

    Oct 28, 2011 at 2:48 AM

    Comment #10

    Good god this is gonna be a long wk end without a toon match on! I know what your gonna say ”it’s only 1 day after a sunday game for the toon!” thats a long time it’s even more than 24hrs Man! I can’t wait 2 see us have a big hard crack @ them potters! (<–yes i know double entente alert n all that ha ha!) So peace out & word 2 ya mama's & don't hate the players or the game ha ha ha!!

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  • Sav

    Oct 28, 2011 at 2:49 AM

    Comment #11

    Thing is, we are light in the centreback dept. as it is. Perch is no sub for Staylor or Colo and an extended injury to either will see us exposed as an overperforming, mediocre side. Ashley wants to hold onto his 50 million transfer profit but he will have to relax hi grasp in Jan. I suggest Chris Samba would be one candidate.

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  • NUFC_DOWNUNDER

    Oct 28, 2011 at 2:59 AM

    Comment #12

    williamson is a decent defender.. he’s played very good two seasons for us up until the current campaign.. certainly a very good 3rd choice

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 28, 2011 at 6:01 AM

    Comment #13

    would be gutted to lose colo. finest centre half since woodgate. if a ridiculous bid comes in we would sell him. but i wonder who can replace him.

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  • Solaidback

    Oct 28, 2011 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #14

    Well now that Jonas as signed a new contract for us, he’ll be key in keeping Colo at the club imo… I don’t think Ashley will sell Colo unless a stupi p offer comes in & Colo says he wants to leave, same as what happened to Carroll last January… Colo is our Capt, he’s commited to our cause & know if he leaves us, he’ll be in the same boat as the last 2 traitors who went to Cessepool, he’ll not fit in & be a bench warmer,…

    So I think he’ll resign an extention to his current contract, the same as Jonas & be with us until he’s mid 30’s.. 🙂

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  • thai-mag

    Oct 28, 2011 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #15

    one bit of good news today mark lawrenson has predicted we are going to get hammered 2-0 by stoke, heres for a toon win then

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  • toonarmy1986

    Oct 28, 2011 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #16

    Dalglish is determined to destroy us! He tried to rip us apart when he was manager and now he’s at it again.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Oct 28, 2011 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #17

    We need to buy a CB not sell one. Tell Daglish to go and stick his leg between his legs and whistle up his jacksie. Liverpool actually think they can win the league typical scouse arrogance

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  • nimo

    Oct 28, 2011 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #18

    problem is we all know how good mates him and enrique were.. hopefully we will get him tied up to a 5yr deal bedore jan or he very well may be on.his way to anfield the more i read it the more i fear

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  • jettson1971

    Oct 28, 2011 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #19

    Talksport – Micky Quinn & Alan Brazil, have just said Ncle signed a french / french based striker yesterday?? anyone have any idea??? just been on in last 5mins

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  • toonashwin

    Oct 28, 2011 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #20

    utter $#!+ nothin to worry bout collo
    its for sure Cchristie is comin
    and stoke are good in aerial attack so it could be prob without saylor ,
    and simpson is hardly any match to other 3 backs, bring sanTOON in
    another change benny one half and marvo should get another half instead of giving 90mins to fckerton=oberton
    best and ba must start if cond remains good till 70-80 mins give loverboy some experience
    cmon LADS its time for change!!!!!!!!!!!!
    suggestions welcome

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  • toonashwin

    Oct 28, 2011 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #21

    oh i forgot to mention!! some time for guthrie pls!

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  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Oct 28, 2011 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #22

    If colo is sold, which to be honest i can see happening…
    for simple reasons:

    1. Age
    2, Liverpool love to over spend.

    Theres nothing keeping Ashley from selling

    If colo goes, a bid for Samba maybe? He is still only 27….

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 28, 2011 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #23

    If they bid enough he will leave simple as that imo replacement would be a young (probably injured) player

    Samba would cost a lot for Blackburn to sell him. Johnny Evans is far more likely. Pretty much look at benched CBs as they would be our targets imo

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 28, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #24

    toonashwin > so you would bring on Marv at some point for Obertan, HBA second half, Lovers last 10mins and give Guthrie some playing time!

    Thats 4 subs mate :p

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 28, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #25

    WWJBD > i wouldnt want Johnny Evans like!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 28, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #26

    Unless we have a belta CB lined up and another squaddy, Cashley wont sell Colo. If they bid 20M then he would, but would need 2 CBs lined up first

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  • geoff777

    Oct 28, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #27

    Wasn’t this a “Caught Offside” story?
    Not a very reliable source.

    Handy having a few stories like this doing the rounds while you are in contract negotiations … who’s got a clever agent?

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  • Ollieh51

    Oct 28, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #28

    I think he genuinely likes the club and is ‘happy’ with us.

    The thing is, does he want CL football? Probably, yes.

    Is he worried about him not being seen by the international scouts? Can’t be as Jonas plays for the national team already.

    Captain a club, play week in, week out and be a hero, or have a big money transfer which means you have to up root your family and hope to make it in to the starting line up and be used as a bit part for a season with a club with marginallty more chance of making CL football for the last 2-3 years of your career?

    In reality, if they bid 20 million or something stupid like that for him, you’d be stupid to not have a look but we’d just need to have a replacement in 1st!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 28, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #29

    Geoff > twas in the Mirror this morning!

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  • magicmac

    Oct 28, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #30

    After what happened last january with the sale of Andy Carroll, i think everyone knows it could happen again with Colo, i hope iam wrong, as we actually need more cover at center half, not selling the best center half in the league, as we are so weak at center half if Colo, or stephen taylor are not playing, as was proved at blackburn on wednesday night, but in the real world we have to be realastic, and realize it could happen if liverpool make a big bid, as every player has his price, has it crossed anybodys mind that Liverpool might actually want to do a deal which results in signing Colo, and Andy Carroll returning to Newcastle, it could happen, it would be interesting to know the fans thoughts about it, and if they think it could actually happen?

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 28, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #31

    Magicmac > i wouldnt want Carroll back, no chance. Our game has progressed alot more and we are playing better football without him in the team. This would result in us resorting back to long balls all the time instead of our neat passing game we have going on now. No doubt Carroll is a good player, but he wouldnt fit in with our team now!

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 28, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #32

    Toon_Tom
    I wouldnt be that against Evans tbh he is a good defender when he is playing regularly. Lacked concentration and lost his head at the weekend….reminds me of a certain starting CB we have now currently with a broken nose

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  • Brutooon

    Oct 28, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #33

    LiverFOOOL can f offf !!!!!!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 28, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #34

    I am just as scared, if not more, at the prospect of losing Krul if someone comes in with a bid (Man Utd / Arsenal)

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 28, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #35

    WWJBD > true, i know what/who you mean, but Johnny Evans seems to always look a bit lost and clumsy. Understood, if he was a regular at Man Utd then he would be playing better football!

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  • thebionicMAG

    Oct 28, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #36

    What is it about Liverpool thinking we are their bought and paid for bitch?

    If this so called “massive” cant keep its hands off our players it proves we must be doing something right…b@llocks to them, lets keep our best players and finish above them.

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 28, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #37

    Toon_Tom
    I am also very scared about losing Krul (who has been a stand out star this season) I see a big bid coming in for him in January but I dont know where from

    I think Evans at the right price and wage would be a good buy, no replacement for Colo but thats a given

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  • davis_toons

    Oct 28, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #38

    1st Goal from Blackburn shows Captain COLO weakness.
    Thats a strength in Staylor..For that goal, Colo turns away from the ball (which he always does, as usually)
    If taylor was playing he will not shun away from it.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 28, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #39

    Definitely – I wouldnt be surprised if ManU were interested as DeGAY isnt doing too well with them imo and isnt really suited as the generic ManU keeper. Krul is one of the best keepers in the league and that is saying something at his age as keepers tend to hit their prime in their 30s. Krul is destined to be one of the greats, not just with us, but in world football!

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  • gmo16

    Oct 28, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #40

    From what I can see, we are in a stronger position now than we were when Carroll went. More established and more stable, hopefully we can resist this time. Anyway, here’s our take on it
    http://freshairfootball.co.uk/2011/10/kenny-back-again-for-colo/

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