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Liverpool Target Alberto Aquilani As Potential Xabi Alonso Replacement

Liverpool have highlighted Roma midfielder Alberto Aquilani as a transfer target, should midfielder Xabi Alonso leave the club this summer, according to Sky Sport 24.

The Spanish international has constantly been linked with a move to free-spending Real Madrid and Liverpool have reportedly set their sights on Aquilani as a contingency plan.

The 25-year-old made just 14 league appearances last season due to injury, but is considered one of the most capable midfielders in the peninsula and is often called up to the Italian national team squad.

Aquilani signed a new contract with Roma this past May, but the Giallorossi are struggling financially and would be likely to accept a bid in the range of €20 million.

Nonetheless, the move is contingent on Xabi Alonso's departure from Anfield, which remains an uncertainty.

Adam Scime, Goal.com