Julian Ward, the soon-to-be sporting director, is leading negotiations, assisted by the outgoing Michael Edwards, and while there are still hurdles to overcome - Diaz is currently away with Colombia in Argentina, for example - the deal would be seen as something of a coup, should the Reds manage to complete it.
Benitez took over in the summer after Carlo Ancelotti departed for Real Madrid, and the 61-year-old signed a three year contract despite previously managing the club’s city rivals Liverpool.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti hailed Kylian Mbappe as “the best player in European football” after his stunning Champions League winner for Paris Saint-Germain.
The 6'6 striker is certainly robust, already boasting a black eye and proved too much for Harry Maguire to handle in earning the Clarets their 1-1 draw against Manchester United.
We are intertwined, as we are seeing with Russia, with all sorts of investment in this country. There is a long period to do that, so I don't think we should rush into that.
A spokesperson said: The Executive Committee of the Czech FA unanimously decided at its extraordinary meeting on Sunday 27 February that the Czech national team will not play in the play-offs of the 2022 World Cup qualification against Russia.
We always have this debate, added Carragher. But in all likelihood, Arsenal still would have lost.
So a lot of change, and it has really benefited us. He's a big part of that task, given full-backs cover more of the length of the pitch than any other player.
It was a slight surprise to see Salah start in the Champions League away to AC Milan on Tuesday night, but it wasn't a surprise to watch him improvise another superb finish. We've only seen him record a double-digit FPL score once in the past six gameweeks, but he's still blanked just once this season and that was all the way back in gameweek 2.
Livingston defender Jack Fitzwater headed over before then doing the same thing again from a Stephane Omeonga cross moments later as the home side piled on the pressure.
Brentford then travel to Stoke, Manchester City to West Ham, Tottenham to Burnley, Leicester host Brighton, and Liverpool face Preston North End on Wednesday, October 27.
If you stretch the data back to 2017 when Brighton were promoted to the Premier League, no team have drawn more games than Brighton (62) with Burnley third in that particular table (48).
Football Manager 2022 will be coming to screens across the world this November as the latest edition gets ready to launch.
After all, Lionel Messi had injury trouble in the early years of his career but later became impressively resistant to them.
Meanwhile, the right-sided midfielder edges wider and Mohamed Salah is stationed furthest upfield. The key threats from counters?
Oddly, Dundee had taken the decision to sack James McPake after back-to-back wins, one at third-place Hearts, and another at Peterhead to progress to the Scottish Cup quarter-finals.
Eagles boss Patrick Vieira won the FA Cup five times as a player with Arsenal and Manchester City and he will know all about the importance of a cup run, and the positive effect it can have.
Anyone inside the stadium without a ticket will be instantly ejected. There were many more people than seats inside the ground and with gangways blocked, many fans felt uncomfortable and there was a clear risk of people being crushed, especially behind the goal England were attacking in the second half.
But the Tangerines, who missed a gilt-edged chance in the opening exchanges through CJ Hamilton, came out firing and Marvin Ekpiteta's close-range finish - his fourth of the campaign - sent the vociferous visiting support into raptures.
Of course, it wasn't exactly what we wanted to do, but it's not important. We played the game we played, we're through and that's all I wanted.