If you believe what you read in the papers, Liverpool have today signed Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh for a fee believed to be £25 million.
I know what you’re thinking. Aren’t Liverpool in serious financial trouble? I know, I am thinking the exact same thing.
For days we have been reading that Rafa Benitez has very little to spend during this transfer window which makes this rumour all the more bizarre.
Chamakh has been linked with numerous clubs in recent weeks including the likes of Arsenal and Inter Milan, however the Daily Mirror seems to think he has already agreed a move to Anfield.
In all my years of reporting on various transfer rumours, this has to be one of the most ridiculous rumours I’ve ever seen. There is no way Liverpool will sign Chamakh during this transfer window or in any other transfer window for that matter.
It really does baffle me sometimes as to where some of these rumours come from.