Paletta move put on hold

It seems that Banfield president Carlos Portell was jumping the gun a little when he claimed that Liverpool would be meeting Gabriel Paletta in Liverpool at the weekend to discuss personal terms and also for the defender to undertake a medical.

Liverpool haven’t changed their minds about wanting to sign the player, but with them unable to sign him before the transfer window re-opens in the summer the move remains on hold. According to Portell, “Negotiations have reached an impasse until the end of the season. Gabriel wanted to play in the Clausura Championship with us.”

Talks will restart later in the year according to Portell: “They are likely to be completed but we will wait until the end of the season.”