It is understood that Chelsea have made a transfer request of giving us £7million plus former Reds winger Yossi Benayoun in exchange for Raul Meireles. Liverpool have rejected this bid but it is thought that Chelsea are going to come back with another offer for Raul.
Chelsea are desperate to sign Meireles as their coach Andre Villas-Boas is an admirer of Meireles from their days together at Porto. It is Villas-Boas who actually sold Meireles to Liverpool for £11.5million last summer but now he wants the Portugese international to join him at Chelsea as he desperately seeks a creative midfielder.
I can see why Liverpool have rejected the deal, it does not make sense for us to sell one of our best players to a Premier League rival. We may get Benayoun back as part of the deal but is Benayoun really the kind of signing we need? We have been running a poll on this site and many fans do not think signing Yossi again would be a good idea.
Now what would make sense and is probably what Liverpool are hoping for is if Chelsea offer us Daniel Sturridge as part of the deal instead of Yossi. We need another striker and Sturridge would be the perfect player to come in and fill in for Suarez, Carroll and Kuyt.
What are your thoughts? Should Liverpool have accepted the deal Chelsea proposed with cash plus Benayoun or should we hold out for a better deal?