I’m told that Brendan Rodgers and Yaya Toure were due to have a sit-down today.
That would certainly be an interesting acquisition if it were to go ahead.
My guy in agentland thinks that the big Ivorian can still do a job and an 8 or a 10.
He added that as long as he isn’t expected to be the box to box dynamo of a decade ago then he could still do a job for Brendan in Scotland.
Scott McKenna to Celtic with Jonny Hayes going in the opposite direction plus a substantial fee also has some logic to it.
Across the city Operation Sell Morelos is mission critical.
I’m told that the Sevco High Command were hoping for a firm bid from Cardiff City, but it didn’t materialise.
The chaps in the Blue Room were hoping for as much as £15m for the Colombian striker.
I also think that there is a story in the loan deal for Steve Davis.
If my information is correct then the six-month arrangement was at the insistence of his agent.
I’m told that a dispute over a loyalty payment was at the heart of the matter.
Apparently, Southampton wanted Sevco to pick that one up.
Moreover, it wasn’t a fortune in football transaction terms.
However, the seven-year-old club baulked at it.
I hope that some intrepid chap in the Stenography Corps might want to try a bit of journalism on this one…
After his unexpected triumph on the 29th of last month, Mr Gerrard has substantial political capital with the fans.
Consequently, this has strengthened his hand with the Sevco High Command and he is demanding that they back him in this window.
Mr Gerrard is rather convinced that he can beat his old boss to the title.
To that end, he is asking Mr King to push the boat out despite the obvious financial issues at Ibrox.
It will certainly be an interesting spectacle one way or another.