Benzema staying put - Agent

22 June 2009 08:04
Karim Benzema's agent has reiterated his client's intention to remain at Lyon for another season. Speculation regarding an imminent move to Manchester United has intensified of late, with the Red Devils keen to bolster their attacking options. With Cristiano Ronaldo on his way to Real Madrid, and with Carlos Tevez unwilling to talk terms, Sir Alex Ferguson had indentified Benzema as a top target. United have money spend, and Lyon president Jen-Michel Aulas has conceded that a 'tsunami of money' could force the French club's hand, but the striker's agent claims the Red Devils would find it difficult to prise the 21-year-old away from Stade Gerland. With the 2010 World Cup finals weighing on the mind of Europe's top talents, Karim Djaziri has revealed that Benzema feels his preparations for that tournament would be better served by spending another season in France. "Karim is on holiday at the moment and he is not thinking of moving," he said. "He wants to stay in France for another year so that he can prepare for the World Cup and I think that Sir Alex knows this. "Perhaps he wants to make an offer to Lyon. If that happens, then Karim will think about it, but as things stand, Karim wants to stay with Lyon for another year."

Source: SKY_Sports