Liverpool after £10m centre back of real quality: United want him as well!

It seems that 90% of all transfer rumours centre around La Liga, and this could be because that league is possibly the second best on the planet, or more likely that managers like Rafa and Juande (managers of the two clubs who generate the most speculation) are of course Spanish! Anyway, here’s the latest scoop.

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan is said to be keen on Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta, who is also attracting interest from Premiership rivals Liverpool. Bilbao have responded and are said to be ready to offer the player a new deal in an attempt to ward off interest from both clubs. (Clubcall)

The 22-year-old Venezuelan had a great season at Bilbao, who may have finished mid-table but still had one of the best defensive records in the league. Newcastle could well do with a solid centre back or two, but how much cash does Kev have to spend? Do either set of fans feel that Fernando is a wise investment or will only a really big name player cut the mustard?

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