Rafa eyes Negredo and Bueno bids

Reports in Spain today suggest Rafael Benitez could be willing to sell Spanish international Xabi Alonso if Real Madrid include two of their brightest young talents plus a substantial cash payment. Spanish newspaper AS claims that Benitez wants the Spanish giants to include Alvaro Negredo and Alberto Bueno in addition to £30 million to part with the midfielder. Negredo, 23, scored 19 league goals for UD Almeria last season following a move from the Bernabeu in 2007. Under his current deal Real Madrid own 50 percent of any potential deal for the player and also have a buy back option, which they would exercise if a deal can be agreed with Liverpool. The tall frontman (pictured, at left) recently told Sky Sports: “My future depends on Real Madrid, but I believe that this summer but it is logical that I am interested in playing in the Premier League and especially Liverpool.” Bueno, 21, is seen by Benitez as a star of the future after he top-scored in the 2006 Under 19 European Championship and scored 37 goals in 37 games for Real Madrid Castilla. Equally adept as a winger or as a second striker, the young man (pictured, at right) could play a key role in taking Alonso to Real Madrid. Talentspotter profile of Negredo 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