Real willing to let Karim Benzema leave.
Liverpool have been alerted to the availability of striker Karim Benzema from Real Madrid as the European champions decided that they are willing to listen to offers for the French international, report the Express, but they are set to face fierce competition from domestic rivals Manchester United and Arsenal for the centre forward’s signature.
Benzema has been a prolific goalscorer for Real during his time at the Bernabeu since arriving from Ligue 1 outfit Olympique Lyonnais, but he remains strangely unloved by the Bernabeu hierarchy and it appears that a similar situation is developing to that of Gonzalo Higuain, who was allowed to leave for Napoli despite a fine goalscoring record for the club.
Real are heavily in debt and the report suggests that a number of first team stars could leave the club in the coming months to help alleviate the pressure – although they are seemingly in no rush to sell Benzema and would only consider offers that meet his valuation as one of the finest strikers in the world.
Any buying club would also have to match the £150,000 per week wages that Benzema earns after recently signing a new deal at the Bernabeu, which could present another potential obstacle to any deal.