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Real Madrid coach Lopetegui ready to go with Mayoral ahead of any 'No9 signing'

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui is ready to go with Borja Mayoral this season.

AS says Lopetegui sees Mayoral as cover for his prime No9 Karim Benzema and envisions plenty of action for the Spain U21 international.

Indeed, Lopetegui's staff believe the youngster is capable of scoring 15-20 goals this campaign and are convinced of his quality.

Mayoral has attracted enquiries from the likes of Real Betis and Alaves, however Real are now ready to hang onto him.

Indeed, Lopetegui has told president Florentino Perez they do not need a new No9 as Mayoral can act as backup for Benzema.

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