Real Madrid are ready to sell Arsenal and Juventus target Karim Benzema if they become successful in their chase of Liverpool striker Luiz Suarez.
Italian website Calciomercato.com has reported today that Real Madrid are going to need huge amount of cash if they wish to sign Luiz Suarez and they are willing to Benzema to generate some funds.
Recent reports have claimed that Arsenal, have £100m at their disposal and are ready to bring Karim Benzema to the Emirates in the summer with Real Madrid ever more hopeful of luring Luis Suarez from Liverpool to the Bernabeu.
Real don’t want to see Benzema leave on a free transfer in 2015 so it’s believed the Spanish giants will sell him to the Gunners and use the money to make Liverpool an irresistible offer for Luis Suarez.
Wenger is a known admirer of the Real Madrid front man, and Arsenal have been consistently linked with the Frenchman for a long time now. If the Gunners were able to secure his signature, either in this window or at some point further down the line, he would certainly transform their attack for the better.
Whilst Olivier Giroud has been excellent this season as a lone forward, a player who can run in behind and create space for these players to operate in would make for an even better foil for the likes ofMesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey.
Benzema’s intelligent movement and sharp reactions facilitate plenty of opportunities for him, so in some respects, he can afford to miss the odd chance. However, Benzema has often been accused of being a little one-dimensional, but under previous Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho he improved his all-round game hugely. Physically too, he looks tailor-made for the rigors of the Premier League and English football.
Meanwhile, Italian champions Juventus will also try to buy Karim Benzema from Real Madrid this summer if they sell Paul Pogba, reports in Italy have claimed.
Juve hope to exploit the potential arrival of Suarez by swooping for Benzema, but only if in-demand midfielder Pogba is sold first.
Pogba has attracted attention from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and while the Serie A champions want to hold on to the France international, a big-money offer would force their hand.
But Juve would use the Pogba money to beef up their strike force, which already contains Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente.
Should Suarez move to Madrid then Benzema could be made available, although Juve are also considering Diego Costa, as well as a move of their own for Suarez.
Mirko Vucinic will be made available by Juventus, who could alternatively approach Mario Mandzukic or Robin van Persie.
Real Madrid are definitely going to try signing the Liverpool striker Luiz Suarez in summer and if they succeed in their attempts, Benzema is guaranteed of leaving Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.