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Ex-Liverpool boss Benitez has Real Madrid pre-contract

Rafa Benitez is being linked with a return to Real Madrid. Onda Cera says the former Liverpool, Valencia and Inter Milan coach has been lined up by Real president Florentino Perez for an end of season deal.

Florentino has been making plans in the event he loses coach Jose Mourinho this summer - and Benitez is his No1 choice as a replacement.

Indeed, it's claimed Benitez has already penned a pre-contract with Real to keep him on standby in the event Mourinho departs. The agreement would immediately become void if the Portuguese and Real choose to carry on next season.

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