According to Metro, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is trying to pull off a deal with Chelsea that would bring in Yossi Benayoun and Daniel Sturridge in a player-for-players swap deal involving Raul Meireles. The news comes after the Anfield club reportedly turned down an offer of 8 million pounds and Benayoun from Chelsea for the Portuguese midfielder.
The deal makes sense for all parties involved. Chelsea have been looking for a new centre midfielder to solve their crisis with Michael Essien injured. Meireles is a top player who has attracted interest from Chelsea and manager Andre Villas-Boas in the past.
Liverpool, meanwhile, would benefit from a depth standpoint. They have been looking to ease the logjam in the heart of their midfield and Meireles' departure would certainly help. They do, however, need to add quality in terms of backups in the attacking midfield, wing and striker positions. The versatile Benayoun could step up in the first two of those positions, while young Sturridge becomes the team's third strike option behind superstars Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll.
It wouldn't be surprising to see the clubs pull off a deal on deadline day. The window shuts at 11 p.m. GMT tomorrow.