After hearing that Tottenham were interested in a move for Henrikh Mkhitaryan earlier in the week--because that would be a new twist in a transfer deal in which Liverpool had strong interest in a player--there comes another twist, this time with Artur Petrosyan first denying any new information (or at least an ability to release it) and then making a coy reference to the potential that the player's future lies on Merseyside by referencing Mkhitaryan's history of having lived at the Shakhtar training ground during his time with the club.
Petrosyan's found himself at the center of whatever it is that's actually happening, and with a number of continually reliable sources in England referencing his stream of information, he's become the go-to for updates on a complex and convoluted transfer saga. He didn't make it any easier earlier today, tweeting this morning:
Everybody's asking what's going on with Mkhitaryan. Well, Henrikh is back to Armenia for now. But I can't say anything else, sorry...— Artur Petrosyan (@arturpetrosyan) June 28, 2013, in transfer season, is an admirable thing for a journalist
Which is an awful lot of restraint for someone to show during the summer months, so naturally he had to follow that up with an annoyingly cryptic reference to the possibility that Liverpool have struck a deal to bring the player aboard:
Has any #LFC player ever lived in Melwood before? Cause you know... there are some lads who prefer to live on a training base ;-)— Artur Petrosyan (@arturpetrosyan) June 28, 2013
As it stands, there haven't been any developments other than Petrosyan's comments, and there's nothing to confirm other than that a reliable-seeming source has implied that there is, in fact, a positive resolution on the horizon. Or he's got some inside information on a return to Liverpool for Jay Spearing, who's bound and determined to cement his future at the club by secretly living in the ceiling above Brendan Rodgers' office while the manager formulates his vision for the coming season, softly whispering suggestions as part of a long con to increase his minutes.
Play the little Scouse lad in a double pivot, Brenno. Play the little Scouse lad.
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