Liverpool target Babel
The Independent today carries a story that Ryan Babel has been targetted by Liverpool as their 2nd major summer signing.
The newspaper reports that Liverpool have offered EUR10m (£6.75m) to secure his services., which is close to Ajax's valuation of the player.
This is where it would seem to become a bit blurred, as it has been believed that Babel had a release clause of £6m in his contract.
If this turns out to be as real offer by Liverpool, it would seem that Gooners who were hoping to see the young Dutchman follow his good friend Robin to The Grove may be disappointed, unless Arsene brings forward his plans to sign the man likened by his national coach to a young Thierry Henry by a year.
Perhaps Arsene really is concerned that Babel may not have the required talent for his team - it has been believed that Wenger has had the player scouted on numerous occasions.
Babel himself had recently spoken of his desire to play and learn under the tutelage of Le Professor, adding he would spend one more year in Holland before moving to Arsenal - could this all be about to change?