What a deal!
Juventus are keen to open swap talks with Liverpool over midfielder Xabi Alonso.
Juve came close to landing Xabi from Liverpool last summer and Gazzetta dello Sport says they’re ready to try again after seeing a deal for Udinese midfielder Gaetano D’Agostino collapse this week.
The Bianconeri cannot match Liverpool’s massive £35 million asking price for Xabi, but hope to convince manager Rafa Benitez by including players in their bid.
The prime pair to be offered to Benitez will be Danish midfielder Christian Poulsen and star French striker David Trezeguet.
The Source: (tribalfootball.com)
If Rafa was to take a deal for Xabi Alonso then this would be the best one on offer right now, and more importantly they would simultaneously give the one finger salute to Real Madrid in the process!
However Alonso appears to be keen on a return to Spain so a move to Juventus may not be the one he is looking for and he may still be irritated by the way the Serie A side decided to halt their interest in him last summer.
If he did leave though these two players are top quality. Christian Poulsen is a talented midfielder with a lot of top level experience who could well fit in well in the Premier League but it is the addition of David Trezeguet that should excite Liverpool fans. The Frenchman may be 31 but still has a few years in him and has been a goal machine for the Italian giants and could operate well alongside Fernando Torres.
Trezeguet/Poulsen in swap deal with Alonso: Could well tempt Rafa!