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Liverpool Set To Match Barry's 20m Price Tag?

According to the Daily Mirror Liverpool are set to make a fourth bid for Villa skipper Gareth Barry and the red top claims the clubs expect to come to an agreement this week.

Pie in the sky?

Well, not if you believe their claim that Villa have shelved plans for Gareth Barry's testimonial for 10 years service. Apparently August 9th had been pencilled in for the game but this was scrapped after the player told Martin O'Neill that he would like to join the Anfield club.

The Mirror also claim director Paul Faulkner has faxed Liverpool Villa's valuation of the player, which is said to be £20million valuation in order to bring this saga to an end quickly.

Further to that the Guardian say that Liverpool will back Rafael Benitez in his bid for Barry. They also repeat the £20million figure and claim that with Xabi Alonso and John Arne Riise (who the club have accepted a £4million bid for apparently) on the way out, they will have the funds to meet Villa's valuation.

One way or the other, hopefully this will be sorted one way or the other in the next week or so.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 16 2008

Time: 10:27AM

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yumm, 20m is good business indeed.
PTP
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16/06/2008 10:33:00

yumm, 20m is good business indeed.
PTP
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16/06/2008 10:33:00

great. NEXT.
industrial_musical
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16/06/2008 10:48:00

great. NEXT.
industrial_musical
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16/06/2008 10:48:00

Why don't I believe it will be 20m?
Gordonsleftboot
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16/06/2008 10:52:00

Why don't I believe it will be 20m?
Gordonsleftboot
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16/06/2008 10:52:00

20 million for him and we have tucked them up.
british84
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16/06/2008 10:54:00

20 million for him and we have tucked them up.
british84
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16/06/2008 10:54:00

i'd be happy with 15million + benayoun. or 17million + pennant.
leftfoot
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16/06/2008 10:58:00

i'd be happy with 15million + benayoun. or 17million + pennant.
leftfoot
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16/06/2008 10:58:00

Bye then. Don't forget to write.
Mister Mick
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16/06/2008 11:00:00

Bye then. Don't forget to write.
Mister Mick
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16/06/2008 11:00:00

lets hope we start buying some decent players ourself soon and not waste it on Wayne Routledges as we will never make the top 5 next season.
kentvilla
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16/06/2008 11:03:00

lets hope we start buying some decent players ourself soon and not waste it on Wayne Routledges as we will never make the top 5 next season.
kentvilla
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16/06/2008 11:03:00

He is only worth 12million at most!! Hate the way English players are over priced!! Barry 18+, Carrick and Hargreaves the same and Gerrard is 35mil+!! Would pay 50 mil for Stevie though
Eusebio
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16/06/2008 11:14:00

He is only worth 12million at most!! Hate the way English players are over priced!! Barry 18+, Carrick and Hargreaves the same and Gerrard is 35mil+!! Would pay 50 mil for Stevie though
Eusebio
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16/06/2008 11:14:00

50mill? and your moaning barry is overpriced at 18mill?? WTF.... some people just love to contradict themselves.
industrial_musical
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16/06/2008 11:27:00

50mill? and your moaning barry is overpriced at 18mill?? WTF.... some people just love to contradict themselves.
industrial_musical
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16/06/2008 11:27:00

Straight swap, Barry for Bentley:)
Villan-in-Cyprus
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16/06/2008 11:31:00

Straight swap, Barry for Bentley:)
Villan-in-Cyprus
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16/06/2008 11:31:00

20m is a good good price if we got bentley in for 15m and still have 5m to spend on another player then we're looking in good shape but if he blows it on 3-4 average joes then ill be furious!
shortshadyuk
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16/06/2008 11:40:00

20m is a good good price if we got bentley in for 15m and still have 5m to spend on another player then we're looking in good shape but if he blows it on 3-4 average joes then ill be furious!
shortshadyuk
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16/06/2008 11:40:00

sounds like a plan. ***** of liverpooh as well haha
industrial_musical
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16/06/2008 11:41:00

sounds like a plan. ***** of liverpooh as well haha
industrial_musical
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16/06/2008 11:41:00

20m and I will drive him to Melwood. Thanks Gareth for your service, good luck and goodbye
fatloser
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16/06/2008 12:04:00

20m and I will drive him to Melwood. Thanks Gareth for your service, good luck and goodbye
fatloser
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16/06/2008 12:04:00

It looks like GB has gone, and at 20m it is good business, PROVIDING we can replace him with someone of at LEAST his ability. Finding the balance his left foot gives might be very difficult indeed.I really think we should remember what an excellent servant GB has been for the club, and although the way Liverpool have conducted business has been despicable, let's not be so blinkered and vindictive and lets give GB a 'Crouch/ David James/Gary Cahill type' reception back at VP. None of those three players did anywhere near as much for Villa as GB.
krfeskivilla
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16/06/2008 13:02:00

It looks like GB has gone, and at 20m it is good business, PROVIDING we can replace him with someone of at LEAST his ability. Finding the balance his left foot gives might be very difficult indeed.I really think we should remember what an excellent servant GB has been for the club, and although the way Liverpool have conducted business has been despicable, let's not be so blinkered and vindictive and lets give GB a 'Crouch/ David James/Gary Cahill type' reception back at VP. None of those three players did anywhere near as much for Villa as GB.
krfeskivilla
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16/06/2008 13:02:00

True but It think that will be the reason that some parts of VP wont be so kind to Gareth.
PTP
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16/06/2008 13:48:00

True but It think that will be the reason that some parts of VP wont be so kind to Gareth.
PTP
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16/06/2008 13:48:00

Why does anyone want Pennant?
Gordonsleftboot
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16/06/2008 15:56:00

Why does anyone want Pennant?
Gordonsleftboot
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16/06/2008 15:56:00

A few of the fans are making Barry out to be a world beater!
tarzan
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16/06/2008 16:56:00

A few of the fans are making Barry out to be a world beater!
tarzan
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16/06/2008 16:56:00

'On 23 January 2005, Pennant was arrested and charged with drunk-driving after crashing his Mercedes into a lamp-post in Aylesbury, while serving a sixteen month driving ban and uninsured. Upon being arrested, Pennant initially gave his name as that of Arsenal teammate Ashley Cole. Pennant pleaded guilty to drunk-driving and driving whilst disqualified, and he was sentenced to ninety days in prison on 1 March.[1] He was released on parole after 30 days and immediately returned to playing for Birmingham, although he had to wear an electronic tag at all times, including while on the pitch' Yeah, just what we need. Once a bluenose, always a bluenose.
Villan-in-Cyprus
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16/06/2008 16:59:00

'On 23 January 2005, Pennant was arrested and charged with drunk-driving after crashing his Mercedes into a lamp-post in Aylesbury, while serving a sixteen month driving ban and uninsured. Upon being arrested, Pennant initially gave his name as that of Arsenal teammate Ashley Cole. Pennant pleaded guilty to drunk-driving and driving whilst disqualified, and he was sentenced to ninety days in prison on 1 March.[1] He was released on parole after 30 days and immediately returned to playing for Birmingham, although he had to wear an electronic tag at all times, including while on the pitch' Yeah, just what we need. Once a bluenose, always a bluenose.
Villan-in-Cyprus
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16/06/2008 16:59:00

I cant see 20 mil happening,would be great if it did though.
Pking
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16/06/2008 18:04:00

I cant see 20 mil happening,would be great if it did though.
Pking
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16/06/2008 18:04:00

Come on, that's really funny about pennant! First off, I've gotten a DUI too and won't hold it against him. Secondly, don't tell me that isn't one of the funniest things you've heard - that he said he was Ashley Cole! HA!
los_angeles_villan
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16/06/2008 19:48:00

Come on, that's really funny about pennant! First off, I've gotten a DUI too and won't hold it against him. Secondly, don't tell me that isn't one of the funniest things you've heard - that he said he was Ashley Cole! HA!
los_angeles_villan
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16/06/2008 19:48:00

crashing your Merc into a landpost drunk whilst serving a 16 month ban and being uninsured is a bit more than your average DUI. The fact that he is a former bluenose makes the whole thing ten times worse. I can't possibly find that tw*t funny. If he wasn't playing football he'd be hanging around with his scally mates thieving, doing crack and *****ing on old ladies. I wouldn't touch that **** with a barge pole and i'll cut off my right bollock if MON goes anywhere near him. The fact that Liverpool signed him after he bombed out of Arsenal and ended up at Birmingham speaks volumes for how stupid they are.
UTV
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16/06/2008 21:38:00

crashing your Merc into a landpost drunk whilst serving a 16 month ban and being uninsured is a bit more than your average DUI. The fact that he is a former bluenose makes the whole thing ten times worse. I can't possibly find that tw*t funny. If he wasn't playing football he'd be hanging around with his scally mates thieving, doing crack and *****ing on old ladies. I wouldn't touch that **** with a barge pole and i'll cut off my right bollock if MON goes anywhere near him. The fact that Liverpool signed him after he bombed out of Arsenal and ended up at Birmingham speaks volumes for how stupid they are.
UTV
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16/06/2008 21:38:00

Pennant is a nut case! Waste of time IMO...Milner anyday over him, Bentley would be great too, but I dunno if I'd want to pay double to get him over Milner...tough call!
Villa4Europe
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16/06/2008 22:25:00

Pennant is a nut case! Waste of time IMO...Milner anyday over him, Bentley would be great too, but I dunno if I'd want to pay double to get him over Milner...tough call!
Villa4Europe
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16/06/2008 22:25:00

Dont care anymore. Liverpool are getting played for 20m in my opinion. Every team is overpricing their players, now its time for us to do it, 20m and no less, now lets buy bentley with that money
AussieVilla
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17/06/2008 03:02:00

Dont care anymore. Liverpool are getting played for 20m in my opinion. Every team is overpricing their players, now its time for us to do it, 20m and no less, now lets buy bentley with that money
AussieVilla
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17/06/2008 03:02:00

is this still going on? ...yawn...
industrial_musical
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17/06/2008 07:14:00

is this still going on? ...yawn...
industrial_musical
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17/06/2008 07:14:00

Not according to the Guardian they're not. According to them they are refusing to pay Villa's asking price and are expecting Barry to slap in a transfer request.
jonah
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18/06/2008 11:04:00

Not according to the Guardian they're not. According to them they are refusing to pay Villa's asking price and are expecting Barry to slap in a transfer request.
jonah
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18/06/2008 11:04:00

I think they'd like to match our valuation, they just dont have the cash. A surprising state of affairs for a supposed 'top four' club.
glensider
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22/06/2008 02:14:00

I think they'd like to match our valuation, they just dont have the cash. A surprising state of affairs for a supposed 'top four' club.
glensider
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22/06/2008 02:14:00

20m is indeed the price we need to hold out for. Its fair, its realistic, and proof that we no longer sell off our big names cheaply or easily.
glensider
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22/06/2008 02:15:00

20m is indeed the price we need to hold out for. Its fair, its realistic, and proof that we no longer sell off our big names cheaply or easily.
glensider
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22/06/2008 02:15:00

 

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