Previous
Real Madrid
Barcelona
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
West Ham United
Manchester City
2
1
FT
Game Details
Liverpool
Hull City
0
0
LIVE 42'
Game Details
Sunderland
Arsenal
0
1
LIVE 43'
Game Details
Borussia Dortmund
Hannover 96
0
0
LIVE 55'
Game Details
Sampdoria
AS Roma
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Paris Saint-Germain
Bordeaux
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next

50-50 Challenge: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

El Clasico 1 day ago
Read

Canales: Good and bad Club America

Liga MX about an hour ago
Read
Jun 17, 2011

Zapata 'close to' Reds switch

Udinese defender Cristian Zapata has claimed that he is on the brink of completing a deal to join Liverpool

• Liverpool eyeing Gago deal
• Liverpool begin Adam talks
• Live Transfer blog

Zapata is rated as one of Serie A's best defenders and helped the Zebrette finish fourth in Italy's top-flight division, qualifying them for a spot in the play-offs of next season's Champions League.

The Colombia international is currently in South America preparing for the Copa America, but has revealed that he is in talks about leaving his current club for a switch to Anfield.

"I do not know what to say, I can say that I am very close to Liverpool," he told La FM. "At the end of the Copa America, we will see what happens with my future."

"I have gained experience, but the time has come for me to make the jump to a big team."

Zapata, who has been with Udinese for six years since his arrival from Deportivo Cali back in 2005, currently has two years left on his contract at the Stadio Friuli.

The versatile 24-year-old, who can play at centre back or full back, has claimed that Bayern Munich have also made a move for his signature, but a move to Merseyside now appears imminent.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.