European giants queue for Liverpool boss Benitez

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has four of Europe's biggest clubs chasing his signature.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has four of Europe's biggest clubs chasing his signature.

As Liverpool continue to dither over new contract talks with the Spaniard, the Daily Star Sunday says Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Valencia themselves have all earmarked Benitez as the high-profile coach to copy his Anfield achievements at their clubs – especially as his current contract at Liverpool is running down fast.

And Juventus have again put Benitez on a shortlist to replace former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri, who has been given until Christmas to establish the Italian giants as proven winners of honours again.

Ranieri has currently got the backing of president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli but his life expectancy in Serie A is still considered to be short.

Benitez is in the last 18 months of his deal and he freely admits that no talks have been confirmed to discuss an extension.

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