"The situation with Alonso has not changed," said Benitez.
"Juventus made an offer that was not good enough and now we are just waiting. I do not know, really, whether that will go through.
"Xabi wants to stay because he is happy here, but he also knows that Juventus is a top side.
"I have talked to him, he knows my ideas and he knows why. So we will try to find a solution for him, for us, and the best for the club."