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Real Madrid set to rival Man Utd for striker Benzema

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Sensational transfer news are out and it has been reporte that Real Madrid are set to rival Manchester United’s bid for Karim Benzema.

It was reported that the Lyon striker is on Alex Ferguson’s radar after he agreed to let Carlos Tevez leave Old Trafford and it is believed that United boss Ferguson is a long-term admirer of 21-year-old France star Benzema.

He scored 27 goals in 50 matches last season and has attracted interest from Europe’s biggest clubs and Lyon director of communications Olivier Blanc said recently said that Benzema and Lyon have both confirmed their intentions to continue working together.

He also added that the only new issue is that Real Madrid contacted Lyon a few days ago to discover the club’s position regarding Benzema. Blanc also said that Lyon knows that the player wants to stay one more year and that the club want to keep him.

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