Liverpool eyeing January deal for prolific Spaniard.
Brendan Rodgers will consider a move for Swansea hitman Michu if he misses out on top strike target Daniel Sturridge in January, writes the Sunday People.
The Liverpool manager desperately needs to add firepower to his squad when the transfer window reopens and Sturridge tops his wish-list.
Swans boss Michael Laudrup does not want to lose Michu and on Thursday claimed it would take a £30m bid to change his mind.
But even a more realistic bid of around £10m would represent a fine piece of business for a player who cost £2m just six months ago.
SOURCE: Sunday Mirror
Prolific Spaniard Michu has scored 12 goals already in the Premier League this season, so it’s no surprise to see a number of big clubs linked with the Swansea forward.
The Welsh outfit are adamant that they will not sell Michu but the reality is, the Swans may struggle to hold on to the 26-year-old if the likes of Liverpool come calling.
The Anfield club are desperately short of attacking options, so much so that midfielder Jonjo Shelvey led the line in Sunday’s 3-2 win at Upton Park, in the absence of the suspended Luis Suarez.
Brendan Rodgers knows he needs to bring in attacking alternatives and support for the Uruguayan but will surely face competition for Michu’s signature if Swansea show any willingness to listen to offers in January.
Michael Laudrup signed Michu within a month of taking charge of the Liberty Stadium side and clearly the Dane was aware of the former Celta Vigo man’s ability, having managed both Getafe and Real Mallorca in La Liga prior to moving to South Wales.
Michu is clearly enjoying life at Swansea but may feel that a high-profile move could aid a push for a senior Spanish national team call-up.
Meanwhile, Spanish football pundit and former Tottenham striker Gerry Armstrong has revealed that Spurs turned down the chance to sign Michu on a free transfer in summer 2011. How they must be kicking themselves at White Hart Lane!
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