Liverpool FC to tempt Brazilian midfielder this summer

Felipe Melo could be used in part exchange that will see Alberto Aquilani leave Liverpool FC permanentlyLiverpool FC are to try and lure Juventus and Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo this summer according to reports from Northern Italy.

The deal, suspected to be going through as soon as the transfer window opens, will involve current Juve loanee Alberto Aquilani as a part exchange but with numerous complications.

When Aquilani first joined Liverpool from Roma in 2009 the deal meant certain instalments were required to be made and any move or potential swap deal for Felipe Melo – valued at around £14m – could mean that Juventus would be in a position to pay the last remaining payment, thought to be around £3.5m due at the end of June.

Should any details be finalised between the two clubs then it is more than likely that both teams will pay a share to Roma for Aquilani, paving the way for Melo to move to the Anfield club for as little as £3.5m plus the Italian midfielder.

Felipe Melo will be 28 in June and has been involved with the Brazilian team since 2008 picking up over 20 appearances. He is perhaps best know for his red card in the 2010 World Cup semi final against the Netherlands and does have the reputation as being one the harder defensive midfielders in the world.

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