Juventus hope to strike world record deal this week with Liverpool boss Benitez

Juventus are expected to make a bumper contract offer to Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez this week.

Juventus are expected to make a bumper contract offer to Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez this week.

The Mail on Sunday says a Juventus source confirmed from Turin last night that club president Jean-Claude Blanc will try to force the issue over the next few days in a second meeting between the club and Benitez’s agent, Manuel Garcia Quilon.

They believe the offer is so generous that it confirms their faith in his reputation and so must persuade him to quit the political in-fighting and financial uncertainty of life on Merseyside for the riches and free rein to manage as he wants in Serie A.

Juve have put together a package which would make Benitez, 50, one of the richest and most expensive managerial appointments in football.

It will be worth £15million net in basic salary over three years and acknowledges the need for the payment of a big signing-on fee as part compensation for the £16million remaining in his Liverpool contract.

Benitez will be given an assurance that virtually unlimited funds will be available to bring the world’s best footballers to Turin, in an all-or-nothing bid to re-establish the club as Italy’s most powerful.