Benitez to up-the-anty for Upson

Matthew Upson looks set to leave Birmingham after Rafa Benitez offered £5 million for the English center-back. Benitez has been busy this summer bringing in new face's for what looks like could be a long season. European football would tempt Upson to Anfield.

Birmingham boss Steve Bruce said Matthew still has three years left on his current contract and we desperatly want to keep him at St.Andrews. Bruce was also quoted as saying"We want to build around our best players - and Matt knows what we think of him,"

Rafa chases Upson

In my opinion I think Upson is a quality player and I think he should be playing European football with Liverpool. Birmingham would be losing a great player but they will gain financially though I do think £5 million would be a little on the cheap side. Liverpool will end their center-back nightmare after not having a decent one for a while and as Upson is only 25 he will be around for years to come.