Benzema has been expected leave the Bernabeu with suggestions that Benitez could move Cristiano Ronaldo into the centre-forward position.
It has been claimed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is willing to spend even more than the £42.5million he splashed out to take Mesut Ozil from Real in order to capture Benzema.
But Benitez maintains Benzema remains part of his plans and hinted that he could be bringing in a back-up or even a partner for the Frenchman.
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Karim Mostafa Benzema born in December 1987, is a French player and currently plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid and the French national team as a striker. He is one of the worlds best players, is immensely talented and a great finisher from inside the box.
Benzema made his professional debut in the 2004/2005 season. He played his first three seasons for Lyon and was named professional footballer of the year in 2008. In 2009 Benzema moved to Real Madrid for a transfer fee of €35 million, signing a contract for six years.
In August last year Benzema signed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid, designed to keep him at the club until 2019.