LIVERPOOL AFTER HEINZE

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has confirmed he wants to sign Argentina defender Gabriel Heinze from Premier League champions Manchester United.

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has confirmed he wants to sign Argentina defender Gabriel Heinze from Premier League champions Manchester United.

"We made an offer which they rejected. The lawyers are now working on it and so we have to wait. He's a good player," Benitez told the Liverpool website.

United said they had turned down a near £7 million bid for Heinze from Liverpool last week. United manager Alex Ferguson said Heinze, 29, wanted to leave Old Trafford. United were reluctant to sell him to their close rivals. - Reuters

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