Liverpool set for £7m move: Does Rafa need him?

The likes of West Ham and Manchester City have already made enquires about this Anfield man but now an Italian giant is very much interested in this multi purpose midfielder.

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Roma are in the market for a replacement for Amantino Mancini, and now it has been reported that they are looking at Liverpool’s Yossi Benayoun.

Rafael Benitez is still looking for the funds to pay for Gareth Barry, and while everyone expects a deal to be made for Xabi Alonso, Benitez is running out of time to find a buyer.

A quick deal for Benayoun would give him leverage to go back to Martin O’Neill with the full price for the England midfielder and force his hand.

West Ham were linked with him but his agent has scuppered that rumour, with Man City the favourites for the past week or so. Now Roma have decided to join the chase.

Liverpool say they have received a number of inquiries for the Israeli, but no firm offers as yet. (

Yossi Benayoun has played a big role in pre-season friendlies in recent weeks, and it would seem that whilst Rafa is looking for funds to help complete further incoming transfers, the Israeli may not be as high up on his exit list as others. The likes of Itandje, Finnan, Voronin and Pennant are all also seemingly surplus to requirements but £7m rated Benayoun may help give Benitez that extra cash boost for the likes of Gareth Barry or David Silva. Do Liverpool fans think that Benayoun is a player they should consider offloading?

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