Report: Liverpool boss Benitez verbally agrees to take over at Juventus April 27, 2010 Rafa Benitez Tuttosport, the Turin based newspaper, has revealed today that Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has verbally agreed to take over as Juventus coach The rumours linking Benitez with Juventus have been running now for a number of weeks but today Tuttosport claim a deal was orally agreed in Monaco between Benitezs agent Manuel Garcia Quilon and Juventus director Roberto Bettega. Juventus president Jean-Claude Blanc is planning to travel to England on the weekend for talks with Benitez which comes at a crucial time in Liverpools season. The Merseyside giants face a Europa League semi-final second leg clash with Atletico Madrid on Thursday and then a huge Premier League fixture against Chelsea on Sunday. Reports in Italy suggest Juventus are now confident that Benitez will leave Liverpool and join "The Old Lady" and are so confident that they have no "Plan B." The likes of Laurent Blanc and Cesare Prandelli have been linked with taking over at Juventus and there are still negotiations to be carried out between Benitez and Liverpool in the coming weeks. Speculation in England today suggests Benitez will earn £4m-a-year at Juventus and will have a transfer kitty of around £70 million.