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Spree-al Madrid

Just in case anyone was thinking that Real Madrid weren't serious about next season, they've slammed home yet another massive signing.

As if buying Kakà and Cristiano Ronaldo for a combined total of £139million wasn't enough to bolster their strike force, they've now got their hands on Karin Benzema, one of the world's most promising young strikers, for £30million. That's over £180million spent in less than a month since Florentino Perez returned to power at Madrid.

'The player wishes to take the opportunity offered to him by Real Madrid to become one of the key players in an ambitious new policy involving several of the world's biggest players,' read an official statement from Lyon. 'Lyon has accepted Karim Benzema's decision and negotiated the terms of a transfer which satisfies all sides.'

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