Roma midfielder Alberto Aquilani will not be leaving the Italian capital for Liverpool this summer, according to the player's agent. The 25-year-old has made more than 100 league appearances for the Stadio Olimpico outfit since making his debut in 2002, scoring nine times. And with both Liverpool central midfielders, Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano, being strongly linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively, Anfield boss Rafael Benitez was believed to be eyeing up the Italian, who has 11 caps for the Azzurri, as a replacement. But despite Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that Benitez was weighing up an €18 million bid for the middle-man, Aquilani's agent Franco Zavaglia has insisted the player is going no where. "Alberto to Liverpool? Lets not talk about stupid things,” he told Romagiallorossa.com. "There is no point in talking about this as there is nothing true or concrete. "The player has only recently renewed his deal and he is working hard to recover from injury and give his best to Roma." LIVERPOOL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Ian Rush, Craig Johnston Q&A Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres One on One Michael Owen, Nicolas Anelka, Kevin Keegan Boy's A Bit Special Danny Guthrie Ask A Silly Question John Barnes, Peter Crouch, Luis Garcia, John Aldridge Perfect XI Jamie Carragher What Happened Next? Julian Dicks And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Liverpool players (and others) on Talentspotter
16 July 2009
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