Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez released a statement claiming he has no agreement with Juventus and will not be meeting the Italian club or their representatives, or any other club.
The Italian media had claimed there was already a verbal agreement reached but it had been denied by Liverpool boss. There were even reports Benitez would make Liverpool trio Dirk Kuyt, Martin Skrtel and Ryan Babel his first signings for Juventus. Dirk Kuyt said : ” As far as I know there is no doubt – I am a Liverpool player. I’ve not heard there is any trouble or indication the manager could leave so if that is not happening and we just want to play football.”