Liverpool and United aces on brink of Italian exit

Italian side AS Roma are closing on the signings of both John Arne Riise and Louis Saha after weeks of speculation over both players future's. Liverpool defender Riise was told recently that he could leave Anfield this summer after a poor season at the club.

The 27-year old Norwegian, has also been linked with Aston Villa but it looks more and more likely now that he will join the Serie A giants within days. Meanwhile, Manchester United striker Louis Saha is also close to leaving to Premier League after he admitted he is likely to be sold this summer.

He has failed to nail down a first team spot at the club this season, with the terrific form of both Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney. The French international is to join Roma on loan first with a view to a permanent move. Both moves, in my view, are not at all surprising. Both Riise and Saha are simply average players that don't deserve to be playing for top teams like Liverpool and United and I feel both clubs will be better off without them.