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Liverpool to launch shocking £15million winger bid: Could this really be true?

Whilst it’s true that Rafa a) has been tracking wingers and b) is keen to add to his English contingent, this latest speculative rumour is surely a little wide of the mark!

The Spaniard is eager to land a new winger during the summer transfer market as he prepares a title challenge for next season, and the man on the top of his wanted list is Shaun Wright-Phillips.

The England international has failed to settle at Stamford Bridge following a £21million move from Manchester City, and Portsmouth have already registered their £10million interest.

However, Benitez will tell the Blues he will pay as much as £15million for the winger, although it would be a huge surprise if the Londoners agreed to sell one of their players to a title rival. (fansfc.com)

I feel sorry for SWP, he has been criminally underused at Stamford Bridge, but then in a way he must have expected something like that would happen when he signed three years ago. Having made an incredible 59 appearances from the bench, I can understand that life must be more than just a little frustrating for the 26-year-old. If he wants to get a good run in Fabio’s England set-up, he will need to be playing more often.

A move to Anfield doesn’t seem that likely to me, Chelsea don’t often sell their players to direct rivals and Rafa is unlikely to shell out such a fee for Wright-Phillips, not when he is already looking at forking out a large sum of money on the likes of Barry and Bentley. It seems more likely that a move back to Eastlands would suit all parties more appropriately.

Do Liverpool fans think that a move for SWP would make sense?

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