Chelsea make shock move for Liverpool midfielder Benayoun

Chelsea are chasing Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun.

Chelsea are chasing Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun.

The Sun says Liverpool's unsettled playmaker is becoming one of the country's most sought-after players with Spurs, Roma and Dinamo Moscow also sniffing round the Israel international.

Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti has turned to Benayoun with midfielder Joe Cole looking increasingly likely to quit Stamford Bridge on a free transfer.

Benayoun, 30, is unsure of his place at Anfield and has no idea if boss Rafa Benitez will be staying at the club.

He would offer creativity on the wing and would fit in as a relatively cheap squad player at around £5million.