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Liverpool Make Excellent £15m Midfield Magician Bid!

Club officials in Italy to personally deliver a bid!

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The Rumour

Liverpool are making a £15 million offer for Roma midfielder Alberto Aquilani.

Gazzetta dello Sport says two Liverpool officials are in Rome today to deliver their bid and also discuss personal terms with Aquilani.

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez sees Aquilani as a replacement for Real Madrid target Xabi Alonso and is willing to offer the midfielder a £2.5 million-a-year contract to bring him to England.

The Source: (Gazzetta dello Sport as reported on tribalfootball.com)

The Analysis

Developments surrounding Rafa Benitez’s reported interest in Italian international Alberto Aquilani are growing by the hour and it does appear that this story does have some basis in reality, which makes a change.

The Liverpool boss apparently sees the Roma man as an ideal replacement for seemingly exit bound Xabi Alonso and to be honest he is probably the best name mentioned so far out of the dozens pitched by the press in recent weeks.

The 25 year old rangy midfielder is an intelligent player with a good footballing brain who has been at Roma his entire footballing career and given that the club seems to be in no way contenders for the Serie A title and also not taking part in the Champions League this coming season, it does appear he could be persuaded to seek his fortune in the Premier League and a move to Anfield must be tempting.

The Stadio Olimpico side are also reportedly in financial dire straits giving even more credence to this story.

The Likelihood

Aquilani to Liverpool: Seems a distinct possibility.

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