Benitez then tried to do a deal for Bale with midfielder Darren Potter - who eventually joined the south-coast club on loan - as a makeweight
, offering an additional PS1million in cash.
The Reds had an offer to include De Gea as a makeweight
in a deal to sign Bale rejected by Real earlier this summer.
JORDAN HENDERSON is poised to succeed Steven Gerrard as Liverpool captain next season, but if he hadn't dug his heels in over being offered as a makeweight
in Clint Dempsey's proposed transfer from Fulham to Anfield in 2012, then the American could have been a Reds player now.
They retain an interest in Aston Villa's Christian Benteke and could offer Emmanuel Adebayor as a makeweight
The Sun says Manchester City are ready to use Jovetic as a makeweight
in order to secure a deal for Pogba.
Spanish striker Aspas is surplus to requirements at Anfield and the Reds are ready to offer him as a makeweight
in the deal for Moreno (right) If Liverpool can't swiftly reach an agreement with Sevilla for Moreno then they will reluctantly admit defeat and turn their attention elsewhere.
Barcelona, meanwhile, want to bring in Uruguay forward Suarez from Liverpool, despite his FIFA worldwide ban, with a fee of nearly PS80m said to be on the table, but an offer which could also yet include Sanchez as a makeweight
has been suggested.
Barcelona have the option of offering Chile forward Alex Sanchez as a makeweight
in negotiations and it is understood at this stage discussions are taking place considering both options: a straight money deal and also the option of a player-pluscash alternative.
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is reportedly offered as makeweight
to sign in-form Atletico Madrid hitman Diego Costa.
With a choice of petrol, diesel or hybrid, hatch or estate, this generation Auris deserves to finally shake off its image as a makeweight
Green excels on Serenade A pounds 5,000 makeweight
purchase at Doncaster Sales has converted into a heavyweight challenger for next season's Coral Welsh National, after a commanding performance under Rachael Green in the tiring ground.
The 33-year-old has also been suggested as a potential makeweight
in a deal to take Luka Modric from Tottenham Hotspur to Chelsea, but Gourlay says that he is going nowhere.