Milan Baros recently claimed he wants to stay at Anfield – but Lyon haven’t yet given up hope. The club, now managed by Gerard Houllier, went along to see Baros in action for the Czech republic recently.
Baros, 23, had a lot to say before the Champions League final about being unhappy about his treatment at Anfield. He didn’t like being substituted as much as he was, but last week seemed to have had a change of heart – according to his agents. Speaking to French newspaper l’Est Republicain, Lyon’s chairman Jean-Michel Aulas played the comments down, saying: "Milan is clearly tied to Liverpool. We have not lost hope of recruiting him. Baros remains on our list."
Igor Biscan looks to be ready to make a quick return to Istanbul – this time as a player for Besiktas. Biscan is out of contract at Anfield and despite last season being the best of his whole Anfield career, he wasn’t offered an extension. Biscan was signed by Gerard Houllier in 2000 for £5.5million. The manager of Besiktas, Riza Calimbay, said: "We’ll strike a deal within the week at the latest. I see the transfer as 99% complete. Biscan will add strength to Besiktas." Biscan will be missed by many fans after finally showing how good he can be. Unfortunately for Biscan it was too little too late.
After the sale of El Hadji-Diouf to Bolton last week, another Houllier flop, Bruno Cheyrou, looks set to be off the Liverpool wage bill soon. He is about to start talks with French side Sochaux. Cheyrou cost Liverpool £3.7million from Lille. Cheyrou was on loan all last season and Benitez has no plans to bring him back into the Anfield squad.
Cheyrou scored the winner against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in January 2004 in a game that saw a late substite appearance by goalkeeper Patrice Luzi. This was the only appearance for Liverpool by the player, also signed by Houllier, this time from Monaco. The player was released from his contract last month by Rafa Benitez and has just started a week’s trial with Belgian club Excelsior Mouscron.