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.