Real Madrid are believed to be ready to offer Liverpool talented striker Alvaro Negredo in an attempt to lure Xabi Alonso to the Bernabeu this summer.
The 23-year-old has bagged 32 league goals in 64 outings for Almeria since arriving from Real Madrid's B team in 2007, with the youngster's form leading him to be linked with Rafael Benitez's side in the past.
The Madridistas have first option to re-purchase the Spanish U21 international during the close-season for a bargain £4.4 million.
However, Negredo could now form part of a £25 million deal that would see the striker relocate to Anfield, with Alonso heading in the opposite direction.
"I've not spoken with Benitez but I know some contact exists between the clubs," said Negredo.
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