Inter Milan and Bayern Munich have emerged as the front runners to end Fernando Torres’ Anfield hell, according to reports in Germany.
Despite being sacked as manager of European champions Inter last month, Benitez has left one legacy – an interest in Torres that could revive their ailing fortunes in Serie A.
Benitez signed Torres for Liverpool when he was an aspiring ‘wonderkid’ at Atletico Madrid and it was his intention to take advantage of the turmoil at Anfield to bring him to the San Siro in January or the summer.
However, after his sacking it seems a move for the 26-year-old had been put to one side. Now though Leonardo, Rafa’s successor, has put Torres back on the agenda.
Liverpool are determined to hang on to their prized asset and the striker himself has revealed he plans to see his contract out with the club, which runs until 2013 – anything could be possible after that, though.
Munich has also emerged as a possible destination for the Liverpool ace, as has Turin with a possible offer from Juventus on the cards.
Torres, though, said: “My head is in Liverpool and on helping save our season. I am professional and I always fulfil my deals.
"I haven't considered leaving, although in football that depends on the club,” he added, not totally ruling out moving if one of the mooted offers is accepted by Liverpool.