Anfield side line up big money move.
After failing to make an impression at Anfield, Alberto Aquilani looks like one of the faces that will be heading for the club’s exit in 2012, and could leave in a part exchange deal.
The 27 year-old moved to Merseyside in 2009 but has played barely 12 months of football in England, spending last season on loan at Juventus.
The new deal is for a Napoli talisman but not Edinson Cavani as many have been speculating over the past two months.
Instead, the offer would include Liverpool paying around £20m cash with Aquilani exchanging places with Napoli playmaker, Marek Hamsik.
The midfielder has been linked with a move to clubs such as Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea but thus far he has failed to complete a move away from Naples as many had prophesised.
Aquilani came to England for a fee of around £17m and his value may have dropped but sides are reportedly still willing to pay around £12m for the midfielder.
Talk of a move away from Napoli for Marek Hamsik will presumably grow ever louder if the San Paolo side fail to secure Champions League football for next term, currently the Naples side find themselves in seventh place in Serie A, some 11 points from the top three finish needed to secure a seat at Europe’s top table.
However is a move to Liverpool a possibility? One would imagine the Slovakian international would only consider such a move if the Merseyside themselves nabbed a top four finish to book a spot back in the Champions League club and that may well not the be the case.
Alberto Aquilani has done well at the San Siro and is keen to move permanently back to Italy though would presumably like to remain at AC Milan, who head the Serie A table, albeit with Juventus being just two points back with two games in hand.