Old Trafford boss shows keen interest in Bernabeu man.
Manchester United will attempt to lure French international Karim Benzema to Old Trafford this summer. Sir Alex Ferguson is known to be a big admirer of the French international and had hoped to snap up the 22 year old last summer but believes that he may now be able to persuade the former Lyon man to leave the Bernabeu after a faltering start to his Real Madrid career.
Benzema has started just 18 matches at the Spanish giants this term and has found himself warming the bench far more than he would have hoped following his £35m move last summer. Having lost his place in the starting eleven Karim has had his confidence shaken and this has led to the youngster scoring just one goal in 2010 thus far.
Sir Alex is a man on a mission, the wily Scot is desperately looking for a top notch forward he can match alongside Wayne Rooney and has therefore found himself linked with a myraid of attacking alternatives. However the player he places above all other potential signings is Karim Benzema but achieving such a goal could be extremely tricky given the poor relationship between the two sides following a series of high profile acquisitions Real have made from the Man United ranks.
Ferguson is hoping that as Real look to trim their squad and cut costs they may look favourably on a swift move for the misfiring forward and any offer made that is similar to that paid by the La Liga club last summer may be successful.