That's a world away from the Daily Mail story this morning though, which is obviously the story everyone else has picked up on. That story suggested he was on his way to Florence and the clubs have agreed fees.
If Hodgson can find two replacement LBs is a very very big if. That's also in direct conflict with the stories earlier in the week that Hodgson has no control over whether this transfer is made or not. I have my reservations over Insua but I would keep him at the club personally - the pros of keeping him, far far outwieght the pros of selling. If Purslow really is driving through this transfer over Hodgson's head then I despair.
Collecting some of the sources together:
19:50 del 21 giugno
Fiorentina are interested in the Liverpool Argentine left side defender Emiliano Insua, 21. However, in an exclusive interview with Calciomercato.com, Liverpool sporting director, Christian Purslow, has different ideas: 'Our only target is to find a new coach, then he can decide who to transfer and who to acquire. I can't confirm Fiorentina's interest in Insua, but the player is admired in Italy, in particular at Lazio. The only offer arrived from Manchester United, but as I said, we cannot take it into consideration for the moment. I don't think the player wants to leave Liverpool. When and if he will ask to leave, we will talk about it. At the moment I don't think that everything can be resolved in a few days'. According to the Liverpool Echo, Insua could leave if a new left side defender will arrive.http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=259628.msg7055264#msg7055264
From LFC Online:
"Il Giornale della Toscana have revealed that the deal has seen a rapid deceleration because new Reds boss Roy Hodgson is taking a signigicant amount of time evaluating his squad for next season - leaving the Viola a frustrating wait.
Before he decides who should stay or go, Hodgson wants a clear and through inspection of the resources at his disposal before granting freedom for any move in or out of Anfield.
Previous reports from both England and Italy claimed Fiorentina had struck an accord with Liverpool over a cut-price £3.3 million (€4m) deal."
From our own djphal:http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=260008.msg7140342#msg7140342
Also just heard Roy wants to keep Insua but they are trying to sell him and Lucas
I feel ill
it wasnt absolute, I didnt say there are any deals agreed or anything just that the club are trying to sell the two players but Roy wants to keep them
And now Rory Smith on twitter:
HalcyonAlbion: Any truth in the Insua to Fiorentina rumours? And who'd replace him if he does go?
rorysmith_tel: Seems to be. Clubs have definitely held talks, and #LFC will sell if Hodgson can find two replacements. Strange decision.