Carroll 8/13 to leave Liverpool
Andy Carroll is now 8/13 to leave Liverpool this summer and Newcastle have moved firmly to the top of the pile to be his next club. William Hill have made the Magpies odds-on to sign their former player at 8/11. Sam Allardyce has made no secret of his desire to sign Carroll and he is 7/2 to lure him to West Ham. Other teams in the running include Aston Villa and Fulham at 9/1 and AC Milan at 12/1.
"Newcastle appear ready to break their transfer record to get the man that they sold just 18 months ago and it is starting to look more and more likely that Andy Carroll is on his way," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Dimitar Berbatov has stated his assertion that he needs to be playing first team football and may have to move to get it. Malaga are the 7/4 favourites to sign him, although West Ham, are offered at 9/4 after they reportedly made an offer for the striker. Galatasaray have reportedly shown some interest in signing him, while AC Milan may look to replace Ibrahimovic with the mercurial United player. They are 5/1 and 8/1 respectively.
The UEFA Player of the Year shortlist was announced yesterday with a surprising nomination. Leslie Davies, the Bangor City forward. He is 1000/1 for the award but the main runners come from Spain. Lionel Messi is 6/5 for the award with his Barcelona team mate Andres Iniesta is 9/4.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is 8/1 despite firing Real Madrid to La Liga glory. Xavi is 12/1 after winning the Euro's with Spain and Euro 2012 finalist and Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo is 14/1.
Berbatov next club: 7/4 Malaga; 9/4 West Ham; 5/1 Galatasaray; 8/1 AC Milan; 10/1 QPR; 12/1 Bayer Leverkusen; 12/1 PSG; 12/1 Tottenham; 14/1 Inter Milan; 16/1 Borussia Dortmund; 25/1 Anzhi Makhachkala; 25/1 Chelsea; 33/1 Liverpool; 33/1 Newcastle; 40/1 Manchester City
Andy Carroll next club: 8/11 Newcastle; 7/2 West Ham; 9/1 Aston Villa; 9/1 Fulham; 12/1 AC Milan; 16/1 Malaga; 20/1 Arsenal; 20/1 PSG; 20/1 Tottenham; 25/1 BAR
Andy Carroll to still be at Liverpool on the first day of 2012/13 season: 8/13 no; 6/5 yes
UEFA Player of The Year: 6/5 L Messi, 9/4 A Iniesta, 8/1 C Ronaldo, 12/1 Xavi, 14/1 A Pirlo, 1000/1 L Davies