Liverpool initial bid for Luque turned down

Liverpool’s hunt for a new striker to replace the unhappy Milan Baros is reported to have been centered in Spain.

According to the president of Deportivo La Coruna, Liverpool have made an offer for theSpanish international striker Albert Luque, which has been rejected. 

The president, Augusto Cesar Lendoiro, invited Liverpool to make a better offer, saying: "We refused the first
offer from Liverpool because it was insufficient, but we
are still open for the negotiations."

The 27-year-old forward himself believes a move to the European champions would suit him. Luque scored for Spain in a World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on Saturday, in a squad that included Liverpool’s Spanish duo Luis Garcia and Xabi Alonso, along with Jose Reina, the keeper linked so strongly with the Reds. Luque said: "At Liverpool I have friends like Luis Garcia and goalkeeper Jose Reina, who will arrive soon.  I want a quick decision so I can go on my holiday and know where I am playing next season."

Luque continued: "English football is excellent and I have no doubt that I could play in the Premiership. My characteristics will suit English football and the supporters will be happy with my style and the goals I would score."