Monday, May 3, 2010

United set to bid £20m for Benzema

Manchester United are set to make a massive bid for French striker Karim Benzema during the summer.

Man United chief executive David Gill has confirmed funds would be available for Sir Alex Ferguson to spend and they could splash out £20million for the Real Madrid forward.

According to the News of the World, Ferguson will swoop for the 22-year-old who is unsettled in Spain.

United were interested in the France international but Real Madrid beat them to his signature.

Benzema has since been a bit-part player at the Bernabeu and United are looking to offer him for playing time as a bait to lure him to Old Trafford.

United have already signed Mexican striker Javier Hernandez for £8m and Chris Smalling from Fulham for £10m for next season.