Well that came out of nowhere. Liverpool have bought Assaidi from the Eredivise's Herenveen. I can't claim to know much about the Moroccan, but I guess at the very least this is depth behind Stewart Downing and Sterling in the wide areas of the front three. Anyone who does know the player is free to tell us about him.
Andy Carroll has not traveled with the team after picking up a "groin strain" or it might be a bruised ego or even cirrhosis. I'm not sure yet. After rejecting his apparently "agreed to" loan to West Ham this is potentially interesting. Especially because Dempsey has not traveled with Fulham on their preseason tour. Or I'm making mountains out of molehills.
A loan move with a view to a permanent transfer is being reported. I'm sure there will be more to follow. Click the title for more details. They're also reporting that Alberto Aquilani is indeed going to Fiorentina. So all the players a lot of us were actively rooting for are being shipped off.