The Spanish player answered questions about a possible move to England this summer.
“Liverpool and Chelsea are both big clubs with a lot of attraction.
“Liverpool have a Spanish coach and I also have a lot of friends there.
“When Rafa was coach at Valencia and I was at Zaragoza there was contact about me joining Valencia but I couldn’t arrive until the year after he left there.”
It has been suggested that Benitez tried to sign the player not only whilst at Valencia, but also since he took over as Liverpool boss.
Valencia are resigned to selling the player this summer to raise funds and a fee of £20 million could land the player.