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Liverpool will reportedly sell Peter Crouch to Newcastle for £12million if they can find a replacement.
According to The Sun, Toon boss Glenn Roeder sees England hitman Crouch as the perfect signing to boost his injury-hit strikeforce.
And the tabloid also claims Liverpool chiefs now admit they are ready to let their 6ft 7in striker go - but have warned they first need to land long-term target David Villa from Spaniards Valencia for a whopping £22million.
And if that bid fails, Kop boss Rafa Benitez will need to look elsewhere for a replacement.
Crouch, 25, only signed from Southampton in a £7million deal 18 months ago but it is understood he would be prepared to sign for Newcastle.
Meanwhile, West Ham's Argentine misfit Javier Mascherano hopes to bend FIFA rules to join Liverpool next month.
Juventus also want the midfielder, who has been frozen out at Upton Park since October.
But Mascherano, 22, has already played for Hammers and Brazilian outfit Corinthians this season - and rules say he cannot join a third club.