The €7m-a-year deal that is good news for Liverpool fans

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It is reported that Karim Benzema is on the verge of receiving a brand new contract at Real Madrid - who no longer want Luis Suarez.

France were sensational once again last night, as they scythed through a Swiss defence with more holes then their trademark cheese on their way to a thumping 5-2 victory against their bordering neighbours.

And once again, the performance of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema really caught the eye.

The Frenchman played up top with Olivier Giroud yesterday and bagged a goal for his troubles. Even a missed penalty could not detract from his sensational turn out in this fixture.

Benzema is however a player whose future is in doubt. He is reportedly not happy with his club Real Madrid's apparent pursuit of another top striker while he also believes he is underpaid in comparison to bigger names such as Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.

His current contract expires next summer - and that has seen him heavily linked with Arsenal in recent weeks, although those reports appear to have dried up.

One of the strikers heavily linked with Real Madrid in recent weeks has been Liverpool star Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan may have signed a new deal with The Reds last season, but if Los Merengues came calling then Liverpool would unfortunately struggle to keep hold of the England slayer.

However it is now reported that Real Madrid are ready to perform a U-turn on Benzema and offer him a brand spanking new deal at the club - worth a sensational €7 million a year.

El Confidencial report that Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is not keen on bringing in Suarez as competition for Benzema. Instead he wants to keep his close-knit group together, with the arrival of Suarez likely to disrupt his side.

The report states:

"There are two months and twelve days of market but today the Real Madrid is not interested in the Uruguayan."

It goes on to say Benzema, who himself was tentatively linked to Liverpool, will be signing the new deal after the World Cup with Les Bleus. And if this report proves true, Liverpool fans can breathe a sigh of relief.

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