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January 17, 2019

Devils eye Benzema

United set to make Sh4.43bn bid for Real Madrid striker Karim after Bale declares he’s staying in Spain
Manchester United are set to make a £30million (Sh4.43bn) move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema after Gareth Bale insisted he was staying at the Spanish club.
United hoped to lure Bale to Old Trafford this summer but the Welsh international is adamant he wants to continue his career in La Liga.
And new manager Rafa Benitez sees him in his plans, not least after he revealed he wants to play Cristiano Ronaldo in a central striking role.
That would put Benzema on the sidelines but give Bale more scope on either flank.
Ideally, Benitez would want to keep Benzema in the squad but it seems the club are ready to cash in on the Frenchman to bolster their transfer funds.
And it is understood United have been alerted that Benzema is up for grabs.
United are facing another battle with Madrid over Swiss starlet Lorenzo Gonzalez.
The 15-year-old striker plays for Swiss Second Division side Servette but has been starring for his national side and scored twice in an U15 international against Hungary this week.
United posted scouts at the game but Real Madrid were also present and have checked on the progress of Gonzalez throughout the season.
Gonzalez is powerful and quick and has a knack for scoring which is drawing big clubs to Geneva to check on his development.
However, United and Madrid are understood to be at the front of the queue as the Swiss club anticipate bids over the coming weeks.
Arsenal and Chelsea are both in the hunt for Napoli’s £30m-rated striker Gonzalo Higuain.
It is understood Napoli are ready to sell the Argentine and Higuan is just the sort of striker Arsenal need to give their attack an added edge.
In his two years in Serie “A” with Napoli his strike rate is an impressive 35 goals in 69 games, while for Argentina he has 23 goals in 47 internationals.
Chelsea are said to be considering some sort of deal with Radamal Falcao, although the situation seems to be driven by the player and his agent rather than Chelsea.
But the Blues could see Higuain as the extra striker they need, especially given constant injury concern over Diego Costa.
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