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Reds eye Spanish stopper by lfctalk
March 3, 2009, 14:14
Filed under: Transfer Gossip

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Liverpool are keeping close tabs on Spain international Raul Albiol, skysports.com is reporting.

Valencia are suffering financially at present and could be forced into selling some of their top stars.

Real Madrid are said to be long-term admirers of the 24-year-old, who can play in central defence or as a holding midfielder, but Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has instructed his Spanish scouts to keep a close watch on the defender.

Albiol has two years remaining on his contract – which would cost £50m to buyout. It is believed, however, that they would be willing to negotiate a fee around £13m.

Fernando Gomez, Sporting Director at the Mestalla, has admitted the club would have to consider any reasonable offers, and also confirmed they were aware of scouts from Liverpool tracking Albiol.

“Today it is necessary to study each offer that we receive and after that we would decide,” he told skysports.com.

“The money situation is complicated at the club, but formally nobody has spoken with us about Abiol.”

“But we are aware that the Reds have been scouting around here in recent months.”

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