Liverpool €35m striker link grows stronger as Suarez deal stalls

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Liverpool are reportedly considering a move for Karim Benzema as negotiations over a deal for Luis Suarez continue to stall.

The Uruguayan international was confirmed as a Reds target after Damien Comolli, director of football strategy at Anfield, told Canal +Sport of the club's interest in the player.

Liverpool have been in negotiations with Ajax over a move, but reports suggest the clubs are still someway apart from an agreement, leaving the Merseysiders to consider other options as they search for an attacker.

Karim Benzema is thought to be second on the Reds wishlist, with German 4-4-2 claiming only a few days ago that Liverpool were keen on a loan move for the La Liga forward.


A French international, Benzema signed for Real Madrid in the summer of 2009 for a fee in the region of €35 million. He had earned his reputation of one of the top strikers in Europe during his five seasons with Ligue 1 side Lyon.

Jose Mourinho reportedly remains unsure about the 23-year-old, and Liverpool have sensed an opportunity to bring the player to the club, potentially on a short-term capacity.

Fernando Llorente, Guillaume Hoarau and Eden Hazard have also been linked with Anfield switches as Kenny Dalglish looks to use some of the funds made available by new Liverpool owners NESV, but time is running out with the winter window nearing a close.

With only seven days left to complete a deal for any striker, Liverpool will continue their search for an attacking foil for Fernando Torres and Benzema could prove to be a big-name answer to the problem at Merseyside.

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