Liverpool look to sign £15 million midfielder within days

Liverpool are looking to complete the signing of Aston Villa captain Gareth Barry within days after the player made his feelings known to Villa. Barry has been linked with a move to Liverpool for weeks and it looks as though finally the deal may come to a close very soon. (various)

The England international has impressed Reds boss Rafa Benitez over the past few months especially with his performances for Fabio Capello's England. It had been thought that Liverpool would offer cash and players to try and secure the players services but it is now understood that a £15 million has been tabled.

I personally can't wait to see how Barry adapts at Liverpool. There is no doubt he is a magnificent player and his partnership with Steven Gerrard in the Liverpool midfield could be vital for the side to push for top honours next season. This will almost certainly spell the end of Xabi Alonso's time at Liverpool, with the player likely to sign for Italian side Juventus.