Negredo set for Anfield exchange deal

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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