Date: 27th March 2009 at 11:00am
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Those were the words of Rafa Benitez today when asked about the possibility of signing David Silva from Valencia. Only this morning; I wrote a post about us targeting Silva in the summer and how he would be a great addition to our team. But Rafa has now come out and said there will be no deal. Rafa did not tell us exactly why he will not be signing Silva but I think the main stumbling block is the asking price. It is thought that Valencia want £25m for the player. Now that would make him the record signing for Liverpool ahead of Torres. Earlier I had said that £20m would be okay to pay for Silva as we spent the same amount on Robbie Keane, but £25m may just be pushing it especially if Rafa only has £30m to spend this summer. I guess for now we can forget about Silva in the famous Red shirt but never say never, anything can happen! Rafa may have said all of this today so that other teams think we not interested in Silva. If the likes of Manchester City hear we after Silva they would obviously out bid us. So maybe Rafa is trying to play the ‘quiet card’, who knows?