Benitez is not going to buy extremely expensive talent up front as he seriously believes that Nemeth and then Pacheco will make the grade. His other high hopes are for Insua, Bouzanis, Gulacsi and Gerardo Bruna. He is not convinced about Plessis but will farm him out on loan next season along with Hamill, Anderson and Hobbs.
He will swoop for a double raid on Real Zaragoza for Diego Milito and Sergio Garcia. The two of them will cost combined fee of £17 million. Garcia will play in the RAM slot and battle with Kuyt. Andrea Dossena will complete amove for £6.5 million as will Gareth Barry for £15 million.
Also expect another experienced defensive midfielder–maybe Baraja.
Unlike many fans expect there will not be a move to sign any other wingers unless they are young and available on the cheap. A back up Goalkeeper will also join.
Crouch, Kewell, Pennant, Guthrie, Alonso, Finnan, Riise and Carson will all leave raising around 40–45 million. (This also means Voronin will be with us next season.)