Stamford Bridge boss keen on French international Karim Benzema.
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Carlo Ancelotti is set to make a move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as the Chelsea manager looks to add more options to his ageing forward line. The Stamford Bridge boss will make a substantial offer for the French international and whilst a move in January is a possibility the Blues will wait until the summer if they need to and are willing to offer up to £22m to nab the former Lyon man.
Ancelotti realises that he needs to freshen things up in the final third as his two first choice striker, Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka, are both the wrong side of 30 and the Italian believes he will be able to persuade Benzema to make the move to West London with the lure of regular first team football.
Jose Mourinho appears reticent to offload Benzema this month due to the lack of many striking alternatives due in the main to the fact that his most effective attacking weapon, Gonzalo Higuain, remains out with a long term injury.
The Real Madrid boss is looking to sign a new striker during the current transfer window but even if he does so he may still feel he needs to hold on to the 23 year old Frenchman as the club fights on a number of fronts. However it is highly likely that Mourinho would accept offers for Karim Benzema when the season is over and a move to the Premier League champions will surely tempt him.
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