prepare £45m Villa bid
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Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez will launch a staggering
£45million bid for Valencia striker David Villa in the January transfer
window, according to reports today.
Reports in newspapers in both Spain and England suggest
Benitez is now desperate to unite international teammates Villa with
Fernando Torres at Anfield to become the most dangerous strike force in
Rumours circulated at the end of the summer transfer window in August
that Benitez has around £19million of transfer kitty left, after a
failed attempt to capture Atletico Madrid winger Simao Sambrosa. Other
reports speculate he doesnít have a penny left to spend.
Villa has publicly announced his frustrations at Valencia this season
after a rocky start has left them seventh in La Liga after five games.
The Reds however face stiff competition from the likes of Manchester Utd
for the Spanish strikerís signature, although the lure of Benitez,
Torres and fellow international teammates Pepe Reina and Albert Riera
may be enough to tempt him to Anfield.