Manchester United could pull off one of the signings of the summer at the expense of bitter rivals Liverpool and Arsenal as they line up a £35.6m bid to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
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Manchester United transfer gossip
The French international has had another prolific season at the Bernabeu, showing himself to be one of the finest attacking players in the world with some truly world class displays.
United need new additions up front after disappointing seasons from Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie, with the Colombian returning to AS Monaco after failing to earn a permanent move after his season-long loan at Old Trafford.
Benzema would undoubtedly be an upgrade in that part of the pitch, and it could be that he will be allowed to leave the Spanish giants this summer as they plot some changes to their squad after a trophyless season.
According to the Metro, United are now ahead of Liverpool and Arsenal in the hunt for the 27-year-old.