SamkvÃ¦mt Chris Bascombe er Rafa Benitez mjÃ¶g spenntur fyrir Ã¾vÃ aÃ° kaupa 16 Ã¡ra skoskan strÃ¡k, James McCarthy. Bascombe segir:
>Manager Rafa Benitez was so impressed with the teenager, he is now keen to conclude a deal as quickly as possible, but he’s also aware of interest from a host of other top clubs preparing to swoop when the transfer window opens.
>Because of his age, interested clubs may have to only pay compensation of around Â£100,000.
Man U eru lÃka Ã¡ eftir McCarthy, en Bascombe heldur Ã¾vÃ fram aÃ° Skotinn ungi vilji frekar fara til Liverpool. Einnig hafa liÃ° einsog Barcelona sÃ½nt Ã¡huga Ã¡ strÃ¡knum, sem er sÃ³knarsinnaÃ°ur miÃ°jumaÃ°ur.