Benitez refuses to rule out Real Madrid signings

The coach has indicated that, while he possesses a strong squad he is always open to making improvements

Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez remains open to the possibility of adding to his squad ahead of the forthcoming season.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been heavily linked with the club in recent weeks, but Benitez indicated that he is happy with the goalkeepers he currently has at his disposal.

Nevertheless, the former Liverpool and Napoli boss has admitted that, while he possesses a strong crop of players, he is always keen to improve his squad.

“We have a good team, but coaches always want to improve,” Benitez told reporters following his side’s 1-0 Audi Cup final defeat to Bayern Munich. “The market is open until August 31.”

Meanwhile, Benitez is unsure whether Karim Benzema will be fit and ready for the start of the club’s Liga campaign.

The France international missed the Audi Cup final due to a thigh injury and faces a race against time to be ready for his side’s opener against Sporting Gijon on August 23 and it is unclear whether or not he will be fit.

“I do not know,” conceded the Madrid boss. “We’ll see how it evolves.”

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