According to the Sunday Mirror, Rafa Benitez has identified 22 year old Eljero Elia as the attacker to bring to Anfield in the January window. The news was first reported over in Germany a fortnight ago.
The paper reports his valuation at around £15M but Liverpool will, as usual, have to sell to buy. Dossena and Babel are the two players to be sacrificed, although it is doubtful whether the reds could even recoup £15M in total for those two players.
Both Dossena and Babel are on the fringes of their national squads and the reds will be keen to seal a permanent deal rather than a loan move for both players – who need regular football to ensure they go to the World Cup next summer.
Elia is currently playing as a forward for Hamburg in the Bundesliga and has now made 3 appearances for the Dutch national side.