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Liverpool boss Benitez determined to land Blackburn's Bentley

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is determined to win the battle for Blackburn Rovers winger David Bentley.

The Independent says Bentley has already turned down a new contract at Blackburn worth between £40,000 and £50,000 a week - he has three years on his existing deal. Bentley would cost around £15m and is in demand this summer because clubs are eager to recruit young English players in case Fifa push through their quotas proposal that would insist on a certain ratio of homegrown players in every first XI.

Liverpool face competition from Chelsea and Tottenham for Bentley.

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