Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has admitted that he would be willing to offer €12 million for the player, and according to Spanish daily, AS, Madrid could use that figure to aid them in their bid to sign Xabi Alonso.
Valencia are also in the running for Negredo’s signature and the young hitman could again play a pivotal role in los Blancos’ attempt to buy David Villa or David Silva.
Villarreal, however, could be a surprise destination for Negredo. The Castello club have reportedly made a €10 million bid for the player. Madrid are willing to consider the offer if the Yellow Submarine agrees to forfeit the €4 million buy-out clause for their former coach, Manuel Pellegrini. This would effectively take the player’s valuation to €14 million.
AS summarises that Negredo, who finished the 2008-09 season with an impressive haul of 19 goals, will be sold to the club that tables an offer anywhere between €15-20 million. If no such bid arrives, then he will be off-loaded to El Madrigal.
Madrid have yet to officially confirm that they have re-signed the Almeria man.
KS Leong, Goal.com