Scousers in bid to bend rules!

  • by Gordon Thrower
  • Tuesday, 16th January 2007

Liverpool have contacted FIFA in an attempt to find a way around the player registration rules and enable them to sign Javier Mascherano.

The Merseysiders have been considering a bid for the unselttled midfielder. The current rules, however, prevent players for playing for more than two clubs in a twelve-month period.

Having appeared for Brazilian side Corinthians as well as United since July 2006, Mascherano would appear to be prevented from leaving the Boleyn until the summer transfer window opens.

However, a FIFA spokesman confirmed today that correspondence had been received from Anfield and that "a case has been opened".

More on this as the story develops.

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