News: Gill: Man Utd offered €35M for Real Madrid striker Benzema

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    Feb 25, 2005
    Manchester United chief David Gill has revealed they made a massive offer for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema in the summer.

    Gill insisted the £80m funds from Cristiano Ronaldo's sale were available for Sir Alex Ferguson to spend in the transfer market should he so desire.

    "Without doubt," Gill told BBC Radio. "We used £15million to buy Antonio Valencia and we have well over £100m in the bank sitting there.

    "People look from the outside and say Alex has been under pressure. I think everyone who has dealt with Alex or seen him in the press knows he will not compromise what he wants to do for this club.

    "If I went to (joint board chairman) Joel Glazer and said 'Alex wants a particular player, can we have the money?' The answer would be an unequivocal yes. They have demonstrated it (with France striker Karim Benzema last summer).

    "We didn't get Benzema but we did offer 35m euros."


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