Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has confirmed his interest in signing Robbie Keane, but has ruled out a move for Valencia striker David Villa.
Benitez is looking to bolster his attacking options in the light of Peter Crouch’s imminent move to Portsmouth.
Villa has been a long-term target for Benitez, but the former Valencia boss admits it is unlikely the Reds will be signing the Euro 2008 top scorer.
“I said the other day that he is one of the names we had on our list, but I can say at this moment that it is not an option for us,” said Benitez.
“We know Villa is a very good player, we know the price and we know the players we have, so when you consider everything we decided he was one of the names, but at this moment, not our target.
“Keane is one of the other names and okay we are still working with other names. We were in contact and we will see now.”