Report: Real Madrid will have to sell to buy Sergio Aguero, Arsenal and Manchester United alerted

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The Spanish giants could look to sell the likes of Karim Benzema and Fabio Coentrao, both of whom may be of interest to Premier League clubs.

Real Madrid’s potential chase of Manchester City star Sergio Aguero would require them to sell players, according to AS.

The La Liga giants are reportedly keen on making the Argentine their next 'Galactico' signing as they look to fight back against Barcelona in both Spain and Europe.

However, Aguero could cost them as much as £60 million, and with them already having spent £41 million on stars such as Danilo, Lucas Silva and Casemiro, as well as the potential signing of David de Gea (per the Express), the books would need to be balanced.

That would mean them selling off players that would be surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu, with both Karim Benzema and full-back Fabio Coentrao considered to be towards the top of that list.

And that news will come as a boost to several Premier League clubs, as both players have garnered interest from England before now.

Benzema in particular would interest several parties, with him having been linked with Manchester United by The Guardian in the past, while the likes of Arsenal could do with the added firepower.

Signing the French star wouldn’t come easy though, as a number of big clubs in Europe would almost certainly be interested in his signature. In the case of Coentrao, the situation would not be expected to be as competitive.

Again, Manchester United have been linked with him continuously in the past, and indeed were close to a deal back in 2013 according to BBC Sport, but they now have Luke Shaw in that position. Chelsea would be a good fit, while potentially even Tottenham Hotspur may see it as too good an opportunity to pass up.

In any case, expect one, if not both, to end up in the Premier League should the potential pursuit of Aguero end in success.

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