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Real Madrid Ready To Bid for a Striker in January: The Top 5 Hotshots Linked
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Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid have made a fantastic start to the La Liga season and, excluding the recent humiliating defeat to Barcelona, look set to rival the Blaugrana for the title this year.

However, worrying injuries to Argentinian star Gonzalo Higuain and creative attacking midfielder Sergio Canales, in addition to Kaka's long-term injury woes and an insufficient supply of goals from France ace Karim Benzema, have left Mourinho craving a new attacking option.

Despite being only two points behind league leaders Barca and with Cristiano Ronaldo in top form contributing more than his fair share of goals, Real Madrid seem likely to dip into the transfer market for a striker next month.

Here are five centre forwards who have been linked to Los Blancos recently and have the potential to take Real to the top of the table come the end of the season.

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