Please let it be more than just a dream!
RAFA BENITEZ will use the money from the Xabi Alonso deal to bid for Spain striker David Villa.
Midfielder Alonso is expected to seal a £30million move to Real Madrid today – and Liverpool boss Benitez aims to pair Villa with current Kop frontman Fernando Torres in the double act that has been so deadly for the Euro 2008 champions.
Anfield skipper Steven Gerrard would move back into central midfield, alongside Javier Mascherano, with Benitez changing his formation to 4-4-1-1.
Villa, 26, has already turned down moves to Real and Barcelona this summer but Liverpool feel Torres can persuade his pal to leave Valencia for England. (The Sun)
I have seen this story doing the rounds on a number of sites and can only hope that is based in some form of reality otherwise it will be extremely annoying! Valencia are desperate for cash and need to sell either David’s Silva or Villa, having already offloaded impressive defender Raul Albiol.
As with so many others stories doing the rounds, any purchase is dependent on Xabi leaving which is a deal that is reportedly due to be completed today but as always until it is a cold hard fact he is still very much a Liverpool man.
David Villa and his Spanish international teammate El Nino are of course one of the most feared international strike partnerships on the planet and Rafa would be keen to re-create that at Anfield and if he was to pull such a purchase off then it would make us a real threat and bring us that bit nearer to the Premier League title, but will it happen?!