Rafa Benitez wants to bring Liverpool pair Dirk Kuyt and Javier Mascherano with him to Inter Milan.

Inter's technical director Marco Branca held first discussions with the Spaniard's advisors as early as yesterday, with only confirmation needed by president Massimo Moratti.

Corriere dello Sport insist that Benitez' first task will be to persuade Maicon, Wesley Sneijder, and Diego Milito to remain at the club, before moving for his Liverpool disciples Macherano and Kuyt.