Manchester United are being linked with Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.

La Stampa says Juventus are keen on Benzema, but face competition from United boss Sir Alex Ferguson for the Frenchman.

Indeed, it's stated Ferguson has been trying for Benzema since December.

Juve are now only a long shot for Benzema as they struggle to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Benzema's future at Real is under scrutiny, with president Florentino Perez expected to bring in Fernando Llorente from Athletic Bilbao this summer.

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