Karim Benzema has hinted in an interview with ESPN that Real Madrid do not need to sign another striker as the Spanish champions have several players who can fill the role.

Benzema, 34, enjoyed a fine season last campaign as Madrid lifted LaLiga, the Champions League and the Spanish Supercup, scoring 44 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions.

Carlo Ancelotti's side have signed midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni from Monaco and centre-back Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea this summer, but they have yet to strengthen in attack having missed out on the signing of Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe.

They have also lost strikers Luka Jovic and Borja Mayoral to Fiorentina and Getafe respectively, but Benzema suggested another forward was not necessary given other options in the squad.

"There are lots of players who can play as a No. 9 because [a] Madrid [striker] isn't a typical No. 9 who... waits for balls, you have to move everywhere," Benzema said before Madrid's UEFA Supercup clash against Eintracht Frankfurt.