Does this deal suit Rafa more than it does Mark Hughes?
Liverpool are lining up a swap deal to tempt Manchester City to part with Elano.
Kop boss Rafa Benitez is of fering want-away midfielder Yossi Benayoun and young right-back Stephen Darby.
Benitez, who has no money to spend in January, feels he can lure the discontented Brazilian. (The People)
UNHAPPY stars Yossi Benayoun and Elano are set for a January swap.
Liverpool’s Benayoun has warned Rafa Benitez that he will look for a move if he does not start more games.
And Elano, 27, has publicly criticised Manchester City boss Mark Hughes — an outburst which earned him a fine and reprimand.
But both could be put out of their misery as the two clubs consider an exchange deal.
City value their Brazilian attacking midfielder slightly higher than the 28-year-old Benayoun and would want a cash or player makeweight.
We understand Liverpool might be willing to throw 20-year-old left- back Stephen Darby into the deal. (News of the World)
I think that this would be a good deal for the Anfield outfit. Whilst Yossi has been steady this season and had a good run in the side, last term Elano was arguably a more useful player to have in your armoury. If this deal did indeed involve Liverpool having to either give a little bit of money or indeed Darby as part of the exchange, then so be it. The Brazilian has had some great performances this term, and anyone who saw his magnificent finish for the national team against Portugal last week can testify to his brilliance. Do Anfield fans want to see this deal go ahead?