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Liverpool "reject Babel's Ajax loan request"
Ryan Babel's agent has claimed that the Liverpool winger has tried and failed to engineer a loan move back to Ajax after growing disillusioned at a lack of first team football at Anfield.
Babel moved from Ajax to Merseyside in the summer of 2007 for a fee understood to be in the region of £11 million and agreed five-year deal, however the 21-year old has struggled to hold down a place in Rafa Benitez's first XI.
According to quotes from his agent Winnie Haatrecht, Babel was keen to kick-start his career with a temporary return to Holland in January but Liverpool dismissed the suggestion.
''Ryan finds that he sits on the bench too much at Liverpool, he wants to play more and asked me to see if Ajax were interested in a temporary return,'' Haatrecht told the Tuesday edition of Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.
''After we got an enthusiastic reaction from Ajax, we asked Liverpool for their co-operation but the club don't want to see him go.
''Rafael Benitez finds Ryan too important. Hopefully we will see that in more playing time. Let's be clear: Ryan feels great at Liverpool, but for him to develop further he needs to get playing time.''
Babel has made 17 appearances in all competitions this season but the majority of those have come off the bench.
I'm not a Liverpool supporter, but do you really think it would be such a bad idea for Babel to go on loan to get more playing time and improve so he can put up more of a fight for a start?
Rooney rage: Wayne and Coleen furious as earnings are revealed
Wayne and Coleen Rooney have been left seething after details of their earnings were revealed during a legal fight.
The Manchester United striker and his wife – together worth around £35million – are locked in a bitter court battle with sports agency Proactive.
BREAKING NEWS: Ronaldo Signs For Corinthians
Ronaldo has been out of action ever since he severed a tendon in his knee playing for Milan against Livorno in February.
After undergoing a successful operation, it was estimated that he would be out of action for at least nine months, but there were fears in many quarters that the 32-year-old may never return to the field again.
Ronaldo’s rehabilitation is said to be going well, and there have been reports that he could be fit again soon.
El Fenomeno has been linked with a host of clubs, including Flamengo, Manchester City, Siena, and even his last club, Milan. However, over the past few days it emerged that Corinthians had entered the race to sign the 2002 World Cup winner.
Having just won promotion back up to the top flight, Corinthians are looking to strengthen ahead of the next Brasilerao, and have closed the deal for a one-year contract for Ronaldo.
The transfer has been confirmed by Corinthians' general manager Antonio Carlos, who has stated: "It is all true, the contract was signed. President Andres Sanchez met with Ronaldo last week."
Ronaldo, who signs on a free transfer due to his unattached status, has not played in his Brazilian homeland since leaving first club Cruzeiro for PSV Eindhoven of Holland back in 1994.
UMM IS THERE NO RONALDO TAG??
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|14:45 ET||Panathinaikos||v||Anorthosis Famagusta||Group B||Athens Olympic Stadium|
|14:45 ET||Werder Bremen||v||Internazionale||Group B||Weserstadion|
|14:45 ET||FC Basel||v||Sporting Lisbon||Group C||St Jakob-Park|
|14:45 ET||Barcelona||v||Shakhtar Donetsk||Group C||Estadio Camp Nou|
|14:45 ET||PSV Eindhoven||v||Liverpool||Group D||Philips Stadion|
|14:45 ET||Marseille||v||Atlético Madrid||Group D||Stade Vélodrome|
Bernd Schuster is no longer the coach of Real Madrid.
From RealMadrid.com: Bernd Schuster deja el cargo; Juande Ramos, nuevo entrenador
That is all.
EDIT: Predrag Mijatovic has revealed that the decision to sack Bernd Schuster had nothing to do with the coach's statement that Real Madrid could not beat Barcelona next weekend. www.goal.com/en/news/1705/real-madrid/20
Edit 2: Juande Ramos - Real Madrid Job Is A Dream For Me www.goal.com/en/news/1705/real-madrid/20
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So now I want to know... Does yours come with a soccerplayer too? :D
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