Bonera confirms Reds bid
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Parma stopper Daniele Bonera has confirmed he received an offer from Liverpool.Parma defender Daniele Bonera has confirmed he received a big offer to join Liverpool.
Rafa Benitez has been frustrated in his attempts to bring in a new centre half and made a late bid to sign Bonera from Parma.
However, the Italian side turned down the bid made by the European champions and Bonera will be staying with the Gialloblu.
Fiorentina, Internazionale and Juventus were all linked with a move for the stopper, but Bonera says the Liverpool offer was the only concrete bid.
"A negotiation with Fiorentina never existed," Bonera told the Italian press.
"The only real offer that arrived has been Liverpool's one, but the club didn't consider it so it is important for me to forget about it."
Bonera added that the club's new owner, Lorenzo Sanz, had personally blocked his transfer as he believes he will be a mainstay of the side in the future.