Turin sources are convinced Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is ready to take the job at Juventus. Tuttojuve.com says Benitez has been in contact with former Juve fitness coach Antonio Pintus, now at West Ham United under manager Gianfranco Zola.

Benitez has asked Pintus about life in Turin and the working environment at Juve.

It's suggested the Spaniard will wait until the end of April to hear from Real Madrid before seriously opening talks with Juve about moving to Italy in the summer.