Real Madrid are confident of securing striker Karim Benzema to a new deal. Benzema's current contract runs to 2016 and Real have already opened talks with agent Karim Djaziri about a new agreement.

Marca says the club has informed the forward that the intention is to discuss a new deal this season and Djaziri made it clear that Benzema's wish is to continue with Real for years to come.

Benzema has flourished this season under coach Carlo Ancelotti and his No2 Zinedine Zidane, who has been working closely with his fellow Frenchman.

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