Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema (C) of Spain's Real Madrid hits the ball to score against Mexico's Cruz Azul during their semi-final soccer match in FIFA Club World Cup at Marrakech stadium December 16, 2014. Reuters

A report out of Spain is that Karim Benzema of Real Madrid is being lured by English side Liverpool, which allegedly is throwing 50 million pounds (or more than AUD 96 million) in trying to convince him to transfer teams by new year.

According to Spanish journalist Manuel Esteban, “it’s only a matter of time before he [Benzema] leaves” per a report by express.co.uk. In the same article, Benzema is also receiving serious interest from another English squad, Arsenal. For Real Madrid, they will be targeting Sergio Aguero (Manchester United) and Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) according to the same article.

Liverpool is currently in 11th place in the Premier League Standings with six wins, three draws and seven losses for just 21 points in 16 games. They have also found the net just 19 games this season. Acquiring Benzema could be a way for Liverpool to add firepower on offence and solve their goal-scoring woes. The Reds dropped out of the Champions League after settling for a 1-1 draw with Basel over a week ago.

"We have to be better in our performance level,” Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers said after getting eliminated. "We haven't been good enough over the course of qualification. There is disappointment, but now we have to fight for the rest of the season."

In July 2009, Benzema transferred to Real Madrid for a fee of over 35 million pounds after signing a six-year contract with the Spanish powerhouse club. Benzema has been named French Player of the Year twice in 2011 and 2012. The French striker has played for the France soccer national team since 2007 and has a total of 76 caps scoring 25 goals total in international games. For Real Madrid he has played in 172 club matches with 80 goals.

Liverpool is also reportedly targeting Wilfried Bony (Swansea) and Jackson Martinez (Porto). Liverpool, which is just 1-1-1 for the month of December in the English Premier League, is set to face the Arsenal on Dec. 21, Burnley on Dec. 26 and Swansea on Dec. 29 in their next three matches to finish 2014.