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Benayoun: Benitez tried to break me.
Chelsea’s new signing Yossi Benayoun has revealed how former boss Rafa Benitez made his time at Anfield a horrible experience. The Israeli international told the News of the World: “There is only one reason – Rafa Benitez. I agreed to join Chelsea before Roy Hodgson was appointed Liverpool’s new manager. He never treated me with the respect I deserved. If I played well, I never felt he gave me credit. When I scored, I still expected to be out of the team the next game. And when the fans wanted me to play, Benitez told me he couldn’t understand why. Benitez tried to break me like he broke (Albert) Riera.”
Kaka deal cant happen says Ancelotti.
Carlo Ancelotti wants to bring Brazilian superstar Kaka to Stamford Bridge but he does not believe Real Madrid will sell the former Milan playmaker. Ancelotti worked with Kaka at the San Siro and he told Italian daily Il Giornale: “Kaka would do well for my cause and I have spoken with him on a regular basis, But unfortunately he cannot come: firstly Real Madrid don’t want to sell him, and secondly we would need a consent over the transfer, and thirdly it would be a multi-million operation. None of these conditions exist.”
Conflicting reports today surrounding the future for Chelsea target Fernando Torres. The Mail on Sunday claims Liverpool have slapped a £100m price tag on the Spanish forward ahead of tonight’s World Cup final, whilst the News of the World claims Torres has been told he will have to submit a transfer request before being allowed to leave Anfield, and Chelsea could land the prolific forward for 70m. And finally the Sunday Telegraph is claiming the Blues remain confident of landing the forward for £50m.
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