09.15: Word from Spain now, and Madrid paper AS is reporting that Real Madrid are offering Liverpool a veritable buffet of their cast-offs to try and grease the wheels of the Xabi Alonso deal.
The paper claims Liverpool will have the choice of Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Alvaro Negredo or Rafael van der Vaart to bridge the gap of 10million Euros that still exists between the valuations of both parties of Alonso.
And AS reckons Liverpool will be keen, suggesting that Negredo or Huntelaar would be the preferred ones, with Rafa looking for a striking buddy for Fernando Torres.
Interesting... i don't mind getting Huntelaar and RVDV... Hunterlaar can be a partner for Torres... iirc he's quite a tall striker and we do need some height in our team. RVDV can be deployed as winger or AM (backup for Gerrard).