Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has been tabled a bumper offer by Juventus. The Daily Mail says Benitez has been offered a four-year deal worth £16million and a £70m transfer fund in the latest attempt by Juventus to lure him away from Liverpool.

Details of the Italian club's determination to install him in the summer emerged in the wake of a six-hour meeting between the Liverpool manager's agent and two Juve board members in Milan last weekend.

It is understood potential transfer targets were discussed, with Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko and Fiorentina left back Juan Manuel Vargas figuring prominently, after it was made clear Benitez would demand a complete overhaul of Juventus's defence.