Benayoun interested in Liverpool

The situation is reminicsent of last season, when in the buildup to the FA Cup final, Benayoun told the national press he had agreed a new 5 year deal. He did not sign then, and he has yet to do so now.

It is believed the flamboyant midfielder is stalling in the hope Liverpool will make a bid which will allow him to talk about a move to the scousers.

An initial bid has been rejected, thought to be in the region of 1 and 3 million pounds and labelled 'insulting' and derisory.

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Meanwhile, despite late interest from Spurs, it is thought that Darren Bent will complete his move to the Hammers in the next few days, as reports suggest he is currently undergoing a medical this evening. This comes as Eggert Magnusson today shunned lazy papertalk on the official site and revealed an exciting new signing should be unveiled shortly.