Van der Vaart keen on Premier League move

After hearing of links with the Premier League duo, the Dutch midfielder said in the Daily Star on Sunday that his current club would be willing to listen to offers from Anfield or Stamford Bridge.

“I think I have the relationship with Madrid where they understand my position and would let me hold talks,” the Dutchman said.

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Gary Parkinson is a freelance writer, editor, trainer, muso, singer, actor and coach. He spent 14 years at FourFourTwo as the Global Digital Editor and continues to regularly contribute to the magazine and website, including major features on Euro 96, Subbuteo, Robert Maxwell and the inside story of Liverpool's 1990 title win. He is also a Bolton Wanderers fan.