After a good showing at Anfield, this Wigan Athetic loan striker is being tailed by Rafa who apparently is monitoring the sharp shooter.
Wigan boss Steve Bruce has spoken of his hopes of keeping the Amr Zaki – Emile Heskey partnership at the club next term.
The pair’s great form of late is attracting other clubs’ interest but Bruce hopes he came keep them at the JJB.
Zaki is currently on loan from Zamalek and leads the Premier League scoring table with seven goals in his first eight games, including a memorable double against Liverpool on Saturday.
Bruce insists that Wigan have an agreement in principle with the Cairo club to sign Zaki at the end of his loan stint.
But among possible suitors is Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, who has confirmed he is checking on the Egyptian striker. (Sky Sports)
The attributes that Zaki possesses (brawn, stamina, determination) could well make him a perfect foil for the irrepressible Fernando Torres. The question is, would be good enough for Liverpool?
The Egyptian has indeed made a bright start to his Premier League career, but it is surely to early to consider a bid for the £12m-valued player, apparently that is how much his Zamelek club would sell him for. Do Anfield fans think that the club should risk such a fee on the flavour of the month?