Metro have Liverpool fans moving away from their conversations about the League Cup and over to our landlord to hear the gossip about Karim Benzema here in the Football Transfer Tavern.
According to the publication, it seems that the Reds are so determined to land the Frenchman that they are willing to wait until the summer before sanctioning a £38.1 million bid for the player.
As our regulars note, whilst the summer signing of Benzema would be a massive coup, we are a little bit worried about what they will do for the rest of the current season.
The Reds have seen Mario Balotelli flop and cannot really rely on the fitness of Daniel Sturridge who is close to returning from injury.
But in the meantime and with the second rate Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini up top, it has become clear to Reds fans in the tavern that they desperately need another option despite deploying Raheem Sterling as a centre forward in recent times.
Benzema is thought to be the man to ease the crisis and with Real Madrid willing to sell come the summer to fund their own transfer pursuits, Reds fans live in hope.
Liverpool fans. Are you hopeful of landing Benzema this summer? Surely a move will be dependent on Champions League qualification or have Manchester United shown that’s not necessarily the case these days? Let us know your thoughts below.
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