Paris Saint-Germain are keen for Rafael Benitez to take over from under-pressure coach Antoine Kombouare, according to reports, although his agent insists that no move is imminent.
PSG emerged 3-2 winners in an entertaining clash with struggling Auxerre on Sunday night to move them back to within three points of Ligue 1 leaders Montpellier after they lost three consecutive matches in all competitions. However, owners Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) are believed to be unhappy with their start to the season and are ready to change manager.
TV station Al-Jazeera have reported that, after lengthy discussions between board members at the Parc des Princes over the weekend, QIA are ready to pull the trigger and turn to former Liverpool boss Benitez.
The Spaniard, who won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005, has been without a club since leaving Inter Milan in December 2010, although his agent has maintained that no approach has yet been made to him.
"Rafael Benitez is in Liverpool tonight having dinner with his family," said Manolo Garcia Quilon. "There is absolutely nothing going on at this time with the Paris-SG.
"Rafa insists there is nothing with PSG. He never talked to the club and he has no Paris trip in his agenda in the coming days."