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Liverpool will consider an ambitious move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema - if the club qualify for the Champions League at the end of the season.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has already confirmed his intention to sign 'world class' talent if the club finish in the top four - and Benzema is believed to have emerged as a realistic option.
According to Marca, Liverpool have been informed by a third party agent that he would consider departing Madrid at the end of the season - and Rodgers is intrigued by the prospect of being able to pair him with Luis Suarez.
The Anfield club would face competition from a host of other European sides, including Arsenal and Manchester City, but the belief is that Liverpool could put together an attractive proposal.
Any deal for the Frenchman would likely cost Liverpool in excess of £25million, but his addition would make the Reds one of the clear title favourites for next season.