Inter Milan are ready to bid for Olympique Lyon striker Karim Benzema.

Sportitalia says Inter have been encouraged in talks with Lyon about Benzema, with the player's asking price now set to be reduced from £35 million.

Should Inter decide to sell Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Real Madrid, they will move for Benzema as a replacement.

Inter chief Marco Branca was in Madrid on Friday for talks with Real about Ibra.