Liverpool's Sissoko: I'm not leaving because of Benitez

Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko insists he has no row with manager Rafa Benitez, but is confident of sealing a move to Juventus over the weekend.

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He had previously played under current Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri at Valencia and despite interest from his former club he has his heart set on a move to the Bianconeri.

"I have very good contact with Juve and my agent is in Turin to have negotiations," Sissoko told Sky Sports News.

"Yes in the next two days I think the transfer is open.

"It is a very big club and I like this team. For the future they can do very good things, that is why I want to join Juventus."

Sissoko also said he did not have a problem with Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez and was only leaving Anfield because he was frustrated with his lack of first-team action.

"I think it was not a very big problem [at Liverpool]," added Sissoko.

"I am 23 years old, I am still young so I want to play a lot of games and that is why I leave Liverpool."

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