Liverpool are prepared to sell Daniel Sturridge if they receive an offer they believe to be reflective of his value - a bid of £30 million would suffice.
Sturridge has become a fan favourite since moving to Anfield in 2013, forming an outstanding partnership alongside Luis Suárez and almost guiding Liverpool to a Premier League title.
The former Chelsea man has been fit for most of the campaign but has found himself behind Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and even Dominic Solanke at times in the pecking order, and appears to have little realistic chance of regular action at the club again.
With Benitez's side's top-earner being Jonjo Shelvey at £80,000-per-week ($108,000), the club would need to offload some players to free up their wage bill.
"We are working hard to be ready [for incoming transfer deals], but at the moment, I don't know", Benitez said at the club's last press conference.
Although Liverpool are open to the idea of selling him this month, a 6-month loan deal will not be considered as there is nothing to gain from it for the club.
Sturridge has had success at the Merseyside club, scoring 63 goals in his four year stint, however the England international's form has dropped - only finding the net three times this term. However, he has scored just 28 goals since the start of the 2014/15 season.