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Karim Benzema reportedly has offers to join Liverpool and Arsenal at the end of the season.

Real Madrid star Benzema could leave the Bernabeu with Liverpool and Arsenal eager to snap him up.

The France international has endured a difficult campaign, managing just eight goals from 34 appearances across all competitions.

Real Madrid have already began work on a replacement with Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford both viable targets.

But Spanish outlet Don Balon say that, while Benzema has Liverpool and Arsenal offers, he may not end up in the Premier League.

And that is because of how much the duo are willing to pay.

Real know they need a sizeable fee for Benzema to fund a spending spree.

Clubs from China are reportedly willing to pay a huge £61million to snap him up.

But Don Balon say Liverpool and Arsenal are only prepared to fork out £35m to get a deal done.

However, Zinedine Zidane still backs Benzema.

And, speaking recently, the Frenchman tipped his compatriot to respond – saying he should be judged on more than just goals.

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“He’s not the only one who gets a hard time from the critics.”

“There are players who sometimes don’t have a good game, but I defend my players when they could take these things to heart, which isn’t the case with Karim by the way.”

“I don’t agree with the criticism he’s received. It’s no big deal. What I am concerned about isn’t just him scoring all of the time.”

“Karim’s role isn’t only about getting goals. He’s a different player, he’s not going to score 60 goals, but he does other things.”



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