Liverpool are set to sign Real Madrid £40million striker Karim Benzema, according to Daily Star reports.
This deal would open a door for Real Madrid to go for Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani who has been targeted by several sides including Arsenal.
The Uruguayan has been heavily linked with several outfits this month after failing to cement his favourite place at PSG due to the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Gunners are now likely to face tough completion from one of the biggest clubs of world Real Madrid as they look to offload Karim Benzema in order to fund for their target Cavani.
While Liverpool are already suffering in front of goal and manager Brendan Rodgers has eyed Benzema to solve his attacking issues in front of goal.
Benzema would be bought as a direct replacement of Liverpool flop striker Mario Balotelli. The Italian joined the Reds from AC Milan for a fee around £16million in the summer.
The 24-year-old is yet to find his first Premier League goal for the Reds.
Meanwhile, the Real Madrid French striker has been sensational for the La Liga side since his move. He has scored 14 goals in all campaigns so far this term.
Columnist: Simon Oates