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Five top Real Madrid replacements for Arsenal-bound Karim Benzema, including Chelsea & Man Utd target

As reports on Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema swapping La Liga for the glamour of the Premier League continue to swirl, the image of the Frenchman donning the Arsenal shirt in a few weeks’ time is excitedly becoming more and more believable.

However, if Los Blancos really are willing to grant the Frenchman a transfer, there’s the small matter of who might take his place at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Have a read of five top replacements that Rafael Benitez might be considering in the final month of this summer’s transfer window…

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5. Fernando Llorente

If Los Blancos are searching for a cheap option to replace Benzema, Llorente should be their man.

Reports have suggested that he could cost less than £10m, but the only problem – and quite a significant one – is goals.

Llorente has struggled to maintain his form in front goal, hitting the back of the net on just seven occasions in Serie A last season, and could be considered a risk at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Nonetheless, with a mouth-watering number of goals guaranteed from Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Isco Suarez, his ability to hold up the ball may be all that Real require – and could therefore make him a steal this summer.

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