Real Madrid target Benitez: I want crunch talks with new Liverpool owners

Benitez told The Sun: “There are always a lot of rumours in the newspapers and a lot of people have been talking about Madrid.

“I have read in some papers I’ve had meetings with people from Madrid. This is not true.

“What’s clear is I’m very happy at Liverpool. I couldn’t have had more support than I’ve had here, but now we have new people taking over and it’s important I talk to the American owners.

“I have spoken to them once, when they first came to the club, but now I would like to see them again as soon as possible and talk about the future.

“As I’ve said before, I don’t just want to talk about money to spend on players.

“I would also like to hear about the plans which will improve the club.

“We need to do things which not only help for one or two years, but will help the club for the next 100 years.”