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€30m Liverpool and Arsenal target 'in talks' with Spurs

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Tottenham are reportedly ready to rival Liverpool and Arsenal for Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema.

According to imscouting.com, the north London club are 'in talks' with the Frenchman over a proposed summer move and are willing to pay €30 million in order to bring him to White Hart Lane.

The 23-year-old has struggled to make a lasting impression at the Bernabeu since his transfer from Lyon in 2009 and has consistently been linked with a move away from Madrid - namely to either Liverpool or Arsenal.

Liverpool were reported to be tracking Benzema in their pursuit for January reinforcements - ultimately signing Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll - and had even been urged to sign the France international by an Anfield alumni.

“Liverpool need a striker and they should look no further than Karim Benzema," wrote former Liverpool midfielder, Jamie Redknapp in the Daily Mail.




 

“The new Liverpool owners have their first challenge: sign him.”

Benzema is also alleged to have been a long-term target for Arsenal, with Mediaset reporting that signing him remained a 'no.1 priority' for the Gunners.

However, with Arsene Wenger notoriously frugal in the transfer market, Arsenal are likely to be out-gunned by Spurs in the pursuit of Benzema - should they step up their reported interest.

Spurs tried in vain to sign a number of big-money targets in January - failing in attempts to land Giuseppe Rossi and Fernando Llorente - and are prepared to spend heavily in the summer to land a marquee signing.

Benzema would appear to fit the bill, and Harry Redknapp says the funds will be available for him to sign a player of the Madrid man's calibre.

"The chairman would have bought someone for £30million though, for sure. He wanted to bring someone in," explained the Tottenham boss.

"There was no doubt that he wanted to do it. He wanted to get somebody in and if Daniel [Levy] and [Tottenham owner] Joe Lewis can find the right people they will have a go again."

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