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Real Madrid in for Suarez

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Suarez looked for a move away from Anfield in the summer (©GettyImages)
Suarez looked for a move away from Anfield in the summer (©GettyImages).

Real Madrid have set their sights on Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in the January transfer window - which could see Karim Benzema go the other way.

Despite spending £150million on bringing new faces to the Bernabeu last season, including £86m recording signing Gareth Bale, manager Carlo Ancelotti is still keen to bring the Uruguayan striker in.

According to the Daily Star, the Spanish club are to offer £20million plus Benzema - whom they value at £20million - making the overall bid £40million.

Suarez looked for a move away from Anfield in the summer, with Madrid having an interest then. Arsenal put a £40million plus £1 bid in the the striker as they thought it would trigger his release clause.

Ancelotti reportedly believes Suarez is the missing link in the Madrid side and will look to offload players to fund the bid and reduce their £500million debt. Benzema, Sami Khedira, Fabio Coentrao and Angel Di Maria could all be men to leave the side.

The Liverpool striker has made an immediate impact this season. Although missing the Reds' first six games, he has scored six in his four league appearances, including a hat-trick against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.

Benzema on the other hand has struggled. Since manager Ancelotti took over, the Frenchman has scored just two goals in nine league games and started most of them on the substitutes' bench.

Madrid have had an uneasy start to the campaign - they sit third in La Liga, nine points behind rivals Barcelona and seven behind city rivals Atletico Madrid.

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