Chelsea are planning a stunning double raid on Liverpool for star pair Javier Mascherano and Yossi Benayoun. The Daily Mail says the Blues are considering a double swoop for Argentina captain Mascherano and his Anfield team-mate Benayoun this summer.

Liverpool don't want to sell to Chelsea but if the financial offer is bold enough they may have little choice with Benitez's budget almost non-existent.

Benayoun is hoping to discuss a move to Stamford Bridge for around £6m this week.

The 30-year-old Israel international said: "(Carlo) Ancelotti wants me for next season and now everything depends on Liverpool. Chelsea will have to pay some £6m but I believe that in the end I'll be moving there."