However, Benitez has insisted that there is no truth to Materazzi's claims.
"He's lying. Marco Materazzi is lying. He's lying, just lying," Benitez told reporters. "Everything that he said is a lie. Simple. When he was talking with Mourinho it's a lie, because nobody knew I was going to Inter, even me. It's a lie. About the pictures, it's a lie. So he's a liar."
Materazzi and Benitez worked together during the latter's six-month stint as coach of Inter back in 2010.