Benitez (Foto: Lawrence Looi , © LL ED)
Benitez (Foto: Lawrence Looi , © LL ED)

Inter flørter med Rafa Benitez

Mens Liverpool-manageren forhandler om sluttpakke.

Inter Milan viser interesse for Rafa Benitez, som ifølge rapportene forhandler med Liverpool om en sluttpakke.

- Liker Rafa
Spanjolene har en høy stjerne i Inter ettersom han i 2005 ledet Liverpool til mesterligaseier på bekostning av Inters erkerival AC Milan.

- Vi liker Rafa Benitez, og det har vi gjort siden mesterligafinalen i Istanbul, sier Inter-direktør Gabriele Oriale til Corriere dello Sport, ifølge Sky Sports.

Inter er uten manager ettersom José Mourinho forlot klubben til fordel for Real Madrid, etter å ha ledet den italienske giganten til en trippeltriumf i ligaen, cupen og mesterligaen.

Fabio Capello har også blitt koblet til Inter, men de spekulasjonene døde da den engelske landslagssjefen onsdag fjernet en klausul i kontrakten som sa at han kunne si opp etter VM.

I forhandlinger
Benitez signerte nylig en ny langtidskontrakt med Liverpool og skal ha krav på 16 millioner pund - vel 152 millioner kroner - om han blir tvunget til å forlate klubben mot sin vilje. Sluttpakkeforhandlingene skal være et forsøk fra Liverpool-styrets side på å slippe unna med en langt billigere løsning.

Det er rapportert at sluttpakken skal være på rundt tre millioner pund (28,5 millioner kroner), men Liverpool har foreløpig ikke kommentert spekulasjonene.

Liverpool  fans demonstrate their support for manager Rafael Benitez before the  side's Champions League, Group A soccer match against Porto at Anfield  Stadium, Liverpool, England, Wednesday Nov. 28, 2007 (Foto: Paul Thomas/AP)
Liverpool fans demonstrate their support for manager Rafael Benitez before the side's Champions League, Group A soccer match against Porto at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Wednesday Nov. 28, 2007 (Foto: Paul Thomas/AP)
Rafa  Benitez gestures after he read his resignation as coach of the Valencia  soccer team during a news conference in Valencia, Spain, Tuesday, June  1, 2004. (Foto: JUAN CARLOS CARDENAS/AP)
Rafa Benitez gestures after he read his resignation as coach of the Valencia soccer team during a news conference in Valencia, Spain, Tuesday, June 1, 2004. (Foto: JUAN CARLOS CARDENAS/AP)
Rafa  2006 (Foto: DAVE THOMPSON/AP)
Rafa 2006 (Foto: DAVE THOMPSON/AP)
Rafahatt  (Foto: PETROS KARADJIAS/AP)
Rafahatt (Foto: PETROS KARADJIAS/AP)
Valencia's  coach Rafael Benitez (Foto: JOSE JORDAN/AFP)
Valencia's coach Rafael Benitez (Foto: JOSE JORDAN/AFP)
Ukraine  footballer Andriy Voronin (R) poses in a Liverpool shirt with manager  Rafa Benitez (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AFP)
Ukraine footballer Andriy Voronin (R) poses in a Liverpool shirt with manager Rafa Benitez (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AFP)
Liverpool's  player John Arne Riise, left and coach Rafael Benitez (Foto: YVES LOGGHE/AP)
Liverpool's player John Arne Riise, left and coach Rafael Benitez (Foto: YVES LOGGHE/AP)
Rafa  Benitez (Foto: Leon Neal/AFP)
Rafa Benitez (Foto: Leon Neal/AFP)
On  the dole (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AFP)
On the dole (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AFP)
Montse  Benitez (Foto: IAN KINGTON/AFP)
Montse Benitez (Foto: IAN KINGTON/AFP)
Steven  Gerrard (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AFP)
Steven Gerrard (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AFP)
Steven  Gerrad, left, and manager Rafael Benitez (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AP)
Steven Gerrad, left, and manager Rafael Benitez (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AP)
Liverpool  football Club owners George Gillett (L) and Tom Hicks (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AFP)
Liverpool football Club owners George Gillett (L) and Tom Hicks (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AFP)
Rafael  Benitez (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AFP)
Rafael Benitez (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AFP)
Liverpool  manager Rafael Benitez, centre, poses for photographers with new signings  Frenchman Charles Itandje and Argentinian Sebastian Leto (Foto: DAVE  THOMPSON/AP)
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, centre, poses for photographers with new signings Frenchman Charles Itandje and Argentinian Sebastian Leto (Foto: DAVE THOMPSON/AP)
Liverpool  manager Rafael Benitez, centre, poses for photographers with new signing  Dutchman Ryan Babel, left, and Israeli international Yossi Benayoun (Foto:  DAVE THOMPSON/AP)
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, centre, poses for photographers with new signing Dutchman Ryan Babel, left, and Israeli international Yossi Benayoun (Foto: DAVE THOMPSON/AP)
Fernando  Morientes (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AP)
Fernando Morientes (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AP)
Rafael  Benitez, right, and Chelsea's Jose Mourinho (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AP)
Rafael Benitez, right, and Chelsea's Jose Mourinho (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AP)
Rafael  Benitez 2006 (Foto: KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AP)
Rafael Benitez 2006 (Foto: KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AP)
Rafael  Benitez speaks at a press conference to announce him as the new Liverpool  Football Club manager (Foto: JON SUPER/AP)
Rafael Benitez speaks at a press conference to announce him as the new Liverpool Football Club manager (Foto: JON SUPER/AP)
Rafael  Benitez (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AP)
Rafael Benitez (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AP)
Djbril  Cisse (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AP)
Djbril Cisse (Foto: PAUL ELLIS/AP)
Rafael  Benitez (Foto: ALASTAIR GRANT/AP)
Rafael Benitez (Foto: ALASTAIR GRANT/AP)
ADIOS  (Foto: ANDREW YATES/Afp)
ADIOS (Foto: ANDREW YATES/Afp)