Valdano insists Real Madrid's Benzema can be bigger than Ibrahimovic

Real Madrid sports chief Jorge Valdano insists they were never beaten by Barcelona for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

He said: "We always preferred to take Karim Benzema, Ibrahimovic was never of interest to us.

"We wanted David Villa, but when Valencia said no, we went straight for Benzema, who has the greatest potential to be the future 'Ibra'."