Liverpool Hope to Agree £15m Juventus Swap Deal: Rafa Ready to Offload Aquilani for Italian Forward

Anfield boss ready to use midfielder as bait to snare Italian international forward.

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Liverpool are reportedly keen on using Italian misfit Alberto Aquilani to help fund a deal to bring Juventus forward Vincenzo Iaquinta to Anfield. With Rafa Benitez apparently ready to cut his losses with the former Roma man and noting the interest in the midfielder from Turin the Spaniard is hoping to come up with a swap deal that could suit the club’s need for more attacking options.

Injury prone Aquilani has had a nightmare season at Liverpool where after his summer arrival he spent the best part of three months battling to return to full fitness and then spent the majority of the season warming the bench only making eight Premier League starts all season.

The Merseyside outfit desperately needs additions to support Fernando Torres up front and whilst Standard Liege man Milan Jovanovi? is due to arrive in the near future the club could still do with another addition and one with top level experience.

With that in mind Benitez has set his sights on Juventus forward Vincenzo Iaquinta who is in his third season at the club after a successful seven year spell at Udinese. The Turin club is set for some major changes this summer and the 30 year old Italian international may find it hard to cement a place in the club’s starting eleven and may well jump at the chance of a move to Liverpool.

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