Liverpool line up Spanish midfielder

RAFA Benitez has lined up Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez as a long-term replacement for Xabi Alonso. (Daily Mirror)Martinez is regarded as one of the best prospects in Spain.

RAFA Benitez has lined up Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez as a long-term replacement for Xabi Alonso. (Daily Mirror)

Martinez is regarded as one of the best prospects in Spain. And Bilbao, who have the 20-year-old under contract until 2012, want around �10m.

But Liverpool boss Benitez wants to thrash out a cut-price deal.

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