Five centre forward options for Carlo Ancelotti to consider.
With noises continuing to suggest that Liverpool could be lining up an audacious January swoop for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, manager Carlo Ancelotti could soon be thrown into an important decision at the Bernabeu – who can become their next star number nine?
The European Champions were thought to be interested in Radamel Falcao this summer but missed out on the Colombian to Manchester United, so who could they sign if Benzema does head to the Premier League?
Here are five options for Ancelotti to consider:
Paco Alcacer (Valencia)
The Valencia striker added yet another international goal this weekend against Luxembourg and is now an important player for Vicente del Bosque, as well as continuing to improve his goalscoring and assisting record for the La Liga side. With their new found investment, however, would Valencia even entertain the idea of selling their most exciting young prospect to Real?