According to this snippet from the tabloids it appears that Benitez has come up with an ingenious way to snare one player by offloading another!
Benitez wants £5m for keeper Scott Carson and is mulling over a swap deal involving Valencia’s David Silva and Xabi Alonso. (The People)
£18m rated Silva has been a long time target for Rafa however up until now Valencia have held firm but many sources claim that the La Liga outfit is plagued with debt and they need to sell one of their stars to ease the financial pressure. Xabi Alonso has been touted around this summer with the Liverpool boss appearing to not regard the Spanish international as a player with much of an Anfield future. This has therefore logically led to story from the source above, which of course wouldn’t allay money concerns for the Mestalla outfit unless of course they would expect cash as well as the Reds midfielder. Personally I think Juventus pulling out of the race for the 26 year old could be a blessing in disguise for the Merseyside club as I feel Alonso can still play a crucial role however if Benitez can manage to secure Silva without spending a penny then it may be a very clever deal. Do Liverpool fans think that this deal is likely to persuade Valencia to sell their playmaker?