RAFA CONFIRMS ZAKI INTEREST
Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has confirmed he is checking on Wigan star Ami Zaki, after the African hit-man hit a memorable double at Anfield on Saturday.
The Egyptian striker has taken the Premier League by storm this season with seven goals in his first eight game making him top-scorer in England's top-flight.
He highlighted his form with a brilliant brace at Liverpool, which included a stunning volley at the Kop end.
Wigan signed the forward on-loan from El Zamalek in his homeland and they always stated that they had secured first-refusal on him.
However, in recent days, Zamalek have insisted that they will sell the player to which ever club they want, and Manchester City are already thought to have made contact via their new Abu Dhabi-based owners.
"We will have the right to sell Zaki to any club," Zamalek president Mamdouh Abbas stated.
But Benitez, who looks set to be in the market for a new front-man come January, has intriguingly admitted that he will also be taking a close look at Zaki after his outstanding display against the Spaniard's side on Saturday.
"Everybody will be checking his situation now," Benitez admitted.