Rafa is looking to add to his midfield which, given the players already at his disposal, seems odd. Maybe this is all in case Xabi Alonso leaves?
Liverpool and Tottenham are ready to pounce for £10m rated Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero (Marca).
According to many reports, Alonso is homesick and might leave, but other reports say he is staying. The Spaniard, with his 50-yard piledrivers, raking passes and good old-fashioned tackling, is loved at Anfield so hopefully that love will keep him there. Maybe Liverpool could take Granero as a back-up – what do the fans think?