Liverpool left back Jose Enrique looks set to be stuck in the middle of a tug of war between Liverpool and Bayern Munich, as both clubs fight to secure the Spaniard’s signature for next season.
Contract talks have stalled between Enrique and current club Newcastle, with the club unsure of whether they will remain in the Barclays Premier League or be relegated to the npower Championship, and a deal seemed all but done between Enrique and Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish.
But now, according to the Daily Mirror, Bayern Munich has come to the front line to sign the star, with a reported £100 million transfer budget for the summer transfer period.
It was recently reported by the Daily Mirror that Liverpool had a £50 million budget for the summer, and would purchase Enrique for £15 million to fill the left back problem that has been plaguing Liverpool for possibly the last decade.
Bayern Munich representatives were apparently present at the 0-0 draw between Newcastle and Manchester United. With Liverpool facing Newcastle this weekend, Dalglish will no doubt be facing off with any Munich representatives who choose to attend the match as well.
Enrique has stated previously that he hopes to play Champions League football, and Liverpool is hoping to offer him that over the next 1-2 years.
Kenny Dalglish’s personal friend and Liverpool legend Phil Thompson had told a Norwegian TV station that a deal with Enrique was all but to be signed for the star to head to Liverpool, saying: “From what I've heard, yes the deal has been done and he will come to Liverpool.”
But Newcastle manager Alan Pardew refuted the claims, saying no deal would be decided until Newcastle secured safety in the Barclays Premier League.
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