Liverpool and Everton are battling it out with Aston Villa for the signature of Tottenham winger David Bentley according to reports.
Harry Redknapp is willing to cash in on the winger but is keen to re-coup the £15 million they paid Blackburn for him.
Benayoun seems to be on his way out of Anfield, with Chelsea linked to his signature as a replacement for Spurs-bound Joe Cole. If Cole decides to stay at Stamford Bridge, Benayoun would therefore be an obvious alternative for Redknapp.
Villa are on the lookout for a replacement for James Milner, should he decide to jump ship to Manchester City and Bentley would fit Martin O’Neill’s English player transfer policy.