Juventus agree terms with Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez - report

Juventus have reportedly agreed terms with Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, with the Spaniard set to take charge of the Serie A side from the start of next season.

According to the Independent, Juventus’ lawyers are due in England on Sunday for talks about releasing Benitez from his current Anfield contract.

The broadsheet claims that the Turin side's president Jean-Claude Blanc is keen to reach an agreement and has: "...already fixed everything with [Rafael] Benitez and has in his drawer a detailed agreement of his terms and length of contract."

The Italian's have recently dismissed Ciro Ferrara as coach after a poor run of results and appointed Alberto Zaccheroni as caretaker manager until the end of the season.

Benitez, meanwhile, signed a new five-year deal with Liverpool last March, which runs until 2014.

However, after a poor season in which the Reds have been knocked-out of the Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup, speculation continues to mount regarding his future at the club.

Having been linked with Juventus in recent weeks Benitez admitted he was flattered to hear of the Italians’ interest, but insisted his focus remains with Liverpool as they seek to resurrect a poor campaign by earning Champions League qualification.