Real Madrid target Manchester City star as Benzema replacement

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Real Madrid will set their sights on Sergio Aguero as a replacement for Karim Benzema this summer.

Benzema is reportedly attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain and The Mirror say Aguero is the man Madrid want to replace him.

Despite already having a wealth of attacking talent, PSG are thought to be willing to offer £40million for the French striker, and Aguero will head the list of possible replacements.

Manchester City are unlikely to want to sanction the departure of their star striker, but that will not deter the Real Madrid hierarchy.

Boss Carlo Ancelotti is due to meet president Florentino Perez in April, with summer transfer dealings likely to be top of the agenda.

Despite missing part of the season through various injuries, Aguero has already netted 26 times for City this season, 10 more than the man he could replace at the Bernabeu stadium.

Any move for the Argentine is likely to come at a hefty price, but money hasn't been an object for Real in recent times, as they proved by smashing the transfer world record to sign Gareth Bale last summer.

A more likely stumbling block could be Aguero's past, with the 25-year-old having made his name at city rivals Atletico Madrid before arriving in England.

Joining Aguero on Ancelotti's wish-list could be Liverpool's Luis Suarez, although the Uruguayan only signed a new deal in December last year.

Before the Italian can begin to discuss on striking targets and potential departures he'll be focused on coming out on top in the La Liga title race.

A 3-0 home win against Elche moved his side three points at the top of the table after Barcelona's surprise 3-1 defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad, but Atletico will look to draw level on 63 points when they visit Osasuna tonight.

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