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Liverpool Set for Potential £24m Double Inter Milan Bid for Aquilani and Lucas: Rafa Wants Midfield Men

Former Anfield boss wants midfield pair.

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Apr. 08, 2010 - Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK - epa02109049 Liverpool's Lucas Leiva celebrates during the Europe League quarter final return match between Liverpool FC and S.L. Benfica, at the Anfield stadium, Liverpool, North West England, 08 April 2010.

Rafa Benitez is rumoured to be interested in attempting to lure Anfield pair Alberto Aquilani and Lucas Leiva to the San Siro. The new installed Inter Milan manager apparently wants to bring the two midfielders to the Serie A side as he prepares to lose a number of his side in the summer as Jose Mourinho considers snapping up the likes of Esteban Cambiasso and Wesley Sneijder.

Brazilian international Lucas Leiva has come under a lot of fire during his three years at Liverpool but is clearly a player that Rafa Benitez had a lot of faith in. The 23 year old started 32 Premier League matches last term and has improved greatly during his time on Merseyside.

The signing of Alberto Aquilani was one that baffled many as the Roma man arrived at the club for a fee of £20 yet was in the middle of a spell out with a long term injury. When he was fit he was used sparingly and only showed patches of the form that had made him one of Italy’s leading lights.

Previous interest shown by Inter Milan bossAlberto Aquilani could be on the way back to Serie A with Inter Milan. (ESPN)

With Liverpool still without a manager in place and the club in a severe financial crisis the level of uncertainty at Anfield has led to numerous clubs looking to snap up disaffected players and if Benitez did indeed make moves to sign this pair it would be interesting to see if Messrs Hicks and Gillett accepted the deals for the £24m rated pair.

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