Real Madrid are ready to offer Arjen Robben in a swap for Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso. The Sun says Kop boss Rafa Benitez is reluctant to sell Spanish midfield star Alonso and has already turned down an £18million bid.
But Real will also try to tempt Benitez by offering an alternative deal of £18m cash plus Gabriel Heinze if he turns down Dutch winger Robben.
Real need to raise cash after signing Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo for a combined £142m.
And former Chelsea star Robben is their most marketable asset.