Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid have a tough month ahead of them but they have started it pretty well, picking up six points from their two games over Alaves and Leganes in the first two league games of the month.
Though the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale were all rested, Real managed to put four past the struggling side from the bottom of the table, as they picked up three crucial points in the race to the La Liga title.
Spanish attacker Alvaro Morata came up with a hat-trick while James Rodriguez also got himself on the scoresheet as Real managed to keep up their lead at the top of the domestic table.
They have a decent chance to win the domestic league this season but the manager is looking to improve on the squad at the end of the season and has been linked with some of the finest players in world football.
This might see him let a few players leave this summer and out of the many players linked with an exit, one player who is moving closer to the exit door is French striker Karim Benzema.
The striker is in his eighth season at the club and stands as one of the top goal scorers in his history but he has often been criticized at the Bernabeu and has been linked with an exit.
The likes of Chelsea are also interested in his signature but according to reports from Tuttosport, Italian outfit AC Milan are not front runners for his signature.
With 17 goals and seven assists in all competitions this season, Benzema has been important for Real Madrid this season but Zinedine Zidane is trying to get the likes of Diego Costa, Sergio Aguero or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the club in the summer and is ready to let the Frenchman leave.
And it is now understood that AC Milan’s new Chinese owners are ready to pounce on him this summer.
Benzema is in contract with the Los Blancos till the end of the 2018-19 season and will not be available on the cheap as Real Madrid will want to raise as much capital as possible from his sale.
But the report claims that AC Milan are ready to meet any asking price that Real will set this summer.
At 29, Benzema is in prime form at the moment and having played at the highest level for most of his career, is expected to improve the quality in the squad at the San Siro.
So the AC Milan directors Marco Fassone and Massimo Mirabelli are keen to prepare an offer he won’t refuse.
But do you think Real Madrid should let him leave this summer?