Chelsea and Liverpool fight Spurs for Real Madrid outcast Gabriel Heinze

23 June 2009 12:25
Chelsea and Liverpool have reportedly joined Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Gabriel Heinze from Real Madrid. The former Manchester United defender is one of nine or 10 players that Madrid want to offload after already sanctioning spending of £136million on Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo. Heinze, 31, yesterday said he was interested in returning to the Barclays Premier League and Tottenham are understood to have already held talks with the Madrid hierarchy. But Harry Redknapp faces competition from Chelsea and Liverpool, according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo, which claims Rafa Benitez sees him as an experienced replacement for Sami Hyypia.

Source: Daily_Mail