Madrid intend to exchange Benzema with Sanchez
Real Madrid are ready to use Karim Benzema in an exchange move with Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez.
Spanish media say Benzema has secured permission to leave from Santiago Bernabeu, although he has signed a new contract.
The report said that Real previously wanted to sell Benzema for £ 44m, which Blancos wanted to use to fund their bid to land Sanchez to La Liga.
Benzema’s current contract expires in 2019, and a recent report states that he has extended his tenure at Santiago Bernabeu.
Step exchange with the status of the loan can still be done by both parties.
Currently Sanchez is being rumored close to a move to the Gunners rivals Manchester United, where the Red Devils have prepared funds to sign him.