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With Gareth Bale staying put at Real Madrid, Karim Benzema could well be on his way to Manchester United.Reuters

Manchester United are in the market for a top class player and Karim Benzema could be their marquee signing this season.

With Gareth Bale, Manchester United's target, expected to stay with Real Madrid, the Spanish giants' striker, Benzema may be sold to Manchester United if the right offer comes through, as it will bolster their transfer funds as well.

Though Real Madrid might not be eager to sell the player, but with new manager -- Rafa Benitez -- interested in using Cristiano Ronaldo as a central striker, Benzema's starting role in Real Madrid might be hampered.

Though such move will allow Ronaldo to score more goals and help his team as well, it also puts Karim Benzema's future in serious doubt as he is a natural number nine player.

Benzema may not be willing to warm the bench and receive limited game time. For a player of his ability, he deserves to play in the number nine role, which Manchester United will be ready to offer.

Such issues bring huge sense into the move, which will not only benefit the player, but both the clubs as well.

The Red Devils are expected to make a bid of £30million move for Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, reported Daily Mail. But with Benzema being one of the favourite players of Madrid president Florentino Perez, he might prove to be an obstacle for Manchester United.

Benzema, if signed, could be a huge addition to Manchester United considering the questionable future of Van Persie and Radamel Falaco, who has been let off by Manchester United. Falcao was a major disappointment for Red Devils as he could not live up to the expectations of the club and their manager Louis Van Gaal.

Last season it was Wayne Rooney who found the back of the net 14 times and other players up front could not stand up for the club, which calls for the need of another striker, who can bang at least 20 goals per season.

It is at this juncture Karim Benzema might play a key role in Manchester United colours.

The French striker is a proven goal scorer and has been a huge asset to Real Madrid despite being overshadowed by Ronaldo in Real Madrid.

With Real Madrid's interest in David de Gea as well, one will not be surprised if De Gea and Karim Benzema would be involved in a swap deal as well.