Real Madrid are willing to offer Karim Benzema to Manchester City in a swap for Emmanuel Adebayor. El Pais says Real are ready to sacrifice former Lyon forward Benzema in order to secure the signing of Adebayor from the big-spending Eastlands club.

This morning, Real coach Jose Mourinho admitted he was still in the market for a "new No9".

Adebayor is said to be surplus to the requirements of Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini, and has dropped further down the pecking order following the arrival of Mario Balotelli within the past week.

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