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Juventus assure Liverpool of no Benitez contact

Juventus have assured Liverpool they have not been in contact with Rafa Benitez.

The News of the World says Juve have written to Liverpool to vehemently deny claims they tapped up Benitez.

The Anfield hierarchy threatened to report the Italians to FIFA if they'd made an illegal approach for the Kop boss.

But they've been given private assurances no discussions took place.

That isn't stopping speculation in Italy an offer is on the table for Benitez and four of his backroom team to make the move to Turin this summer.

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