Hamit Altintop linked with move to Liverpool as Kuyt replacement
Real Madrid's Turkish international Hamit Altintop has been linked with a move to Liverpool as a replacement for reportedly outgoing Dirk Kuyt.
The Metro newspaper report that Hamburg have made an enquiry about Kuyt who has had a disappointing season with the red, scoring just two goals in 26 league appearances - but have scoffed at their £1 million offer and told the German club to triple it.
Despite Kuyt's cult hero status among Liverpool fans and his undoubted versatility, reports suggest that Kenny Dalglish is looking to replace the Dutch international with out of favour Madrid midfielder Altintop.
The Metro say that Altintop is ready to quit the new Spanish champions having only made five appearances since his free transfer from Bayern Munich last summer - just one of those appearances being in the league.
His versatility would arguably make him a better replacement for Kuyt, with Altintop able to play at right back, across midfield and as part of a front three.
The Metro say that reports in Spain suggest that just £2 million would be enough for Real Madrid to let Altintop go, despite his contract still having three years left to run.
Whether or not Altintop does make the switch to Merseyside, it's highly unlikely that following a hugely disappointing season by Liverpool's standards, that he will be the only name linked with a move to Anfield.