Monday, July 9, 2007

Liverpool in bid for Ajax ace

Liverpool have made an offer for Ryan Babel, according to the Ajax forward's agent.
The youngster impressed for Holland at the recent European Under 21 Championship and has been strongly linked with Arsenal.
Babel has admitted he envisages playing for the Gunners at some stage in his career, but cast doubt on a summer move to Emirates Stadium.
However, he could now have the option of a transfer to Liverpool after Babel's agent Winnie Haatrecht revealed the UEFA Champions League finalists' interest.
"I won't say anything about the amounts currently mentioned, however I can confirm Ajax have received an official bid from Liverpool," Haatrecht told Dutch magazine Sportweek.
"Ryan has not spoken with the club.
"Only if Ajax tell us they have an agreement, and state we can talk, will phase two begin.
"In that phase you will look at what Liverpool want, what their plans are with Babel.
"After that, the financial part will come, but it's not that far.
"First, we have to wait for both clubs to get a deal."

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