Liverpool have denied any interest in signing Chelsea full-back Wayne Bridge.

Bridge has started Chelsea's last two games, but is still considered second choice behind Ashley Cole at Stamford Bridge and was linked on Wednesday with a switch to Anfield.

The Daily Mirror claimed that a £60million Chelsea spending spree will leave Bridge surplus to requirements.

And the Express reckoned Rafael Benitez would move for Bridge after failing with a second bid to sign Gabriel Heinze.

The Liverpool boss was keen to sign the Argentine from Manchester United in the summer, but he instead joined Real Madrid.