London, May 17 (ANI): Liverpool is confident of gate crashing Manchester United's title party by snatching Carlos Tevez in a stunning 22 million pound offer.
Kop boss Rafa Benitez has decided to make signing the Old Trafford idol his top priority, which is being considered the biggest transfer coup of the summer.
Benitez has already earmarked Liverpool's No 10 shirt for the South American and alerted the player's representatives of his determination to make a deal happen, The Sun reports.
Now, Tevez is willing to snub overtures from across Europe and a 135,000 pound-a-week offer from Manchester City to become the first player to make the sensational move direct from Old Trafford to Anfield in 45 years.
Benitez's confidence he will land the striker grew after Tevez announced his intention to quit United in last week's Sport of the World exclusive.
Liverpool have put a transfer strategy in place which relies on the 18 million pound sale of Xabi Alonso and the release of up to 10 other squad players, raising the necessary funds to pay for Tevez. enitez wasn't originally in the market for a striker this summer, but the opportunity to steal Tevez from under the nose of Sir Alex Ferguson has been too much to resist.
Most importantly, Benitez sees Tevez as a world-class addition to his emerging squad, with Gareth Barry also joining from Aston Villa to add a formidable array of talent at Anfield. (ANI)