Karim Benzema is set to be the big winner from the arrival of Jose Mourinho as new Real Madrid coach. AS says Mourinho is a huge fan of the Frenchman and convinced he can help him reach his potential at Real.

Benzema has been linked with a switch to Manchester United, but Mourinho sees the youngster as his 'project' and will give the forward every chance to establish himself as a world star next season.

The Special One's backing of Benzema could mean trouble for Gonzalo Higuain, who is still to hear from the club about finalising marathon contract talks.