Liverpool seek to raise £35M from fringe player sales

Liverpool are seeking to raise £35 million from summer sales.

Liverpool are seeking to raise £35 million from summer sales.

The People says Reds boss Rafa Benitez has put £17m Italian midfielder Alberto Aquilani up for sale after just one injury-hit season, along with Holland forward Ryan Babel, French striker David Ngog and Moroccan winger Nabil El Zhar.

The agents working for Benitez are looking for big prices, which is making it hard to shift the club’s dead wood.

Italian clubs are being tipped off that Aquilani can return to Serie A, but he will cost close to £15m.

Babel is also available if anyone is willing to part with a whopping £10m for the Dutchman.

Ngog, a willing deputy for Torres this season, arrived at Anfield for just £1.5m from PSG in 2008 – now the 21-year-old is rated at £10m by Benitez. El Zhar has made only a handful of appearances in four years – but the Reds hoping to cash in on the 23-year-old before his deal runs out.