Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is waiting for the green light from club chiefs to launch a £50 million raid on the summer market.

The Daily Mail says Benitez wants to pursue his interest in Valencia pair David Villa and David Silva, as well as Aston Villa's England midfielder Gareth Barry, but has yet to receive any signal from co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett that their improving relationship will lead to more cash being made available