Liverpool get green light to sign £40m Real Madrid star

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Liverpool could benefit from Real Madrid’s loss in El Clasico this weekend, with Karim Benzema seemingly up for sale as the Spanish giants plot a squad revamp this summer.

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According to the Daily Star, the Reds are on alert for the £40m-rated French international, who is also attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain after an inconsistent season.

Benzema did grab a superb assist for Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2-1 loss at the Nou Camp, but remains a divisive figure among the club’s fans, and one who could leave to make way for a new Galactico signing.

Liverpool still look short upfront after losing Luis Suarez last summer, and Benzema may now leave Real to replace Barcelona’s matchwinner at Anfield.

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