transfer talk

Benzema's agent rubbishes talk of Real Madrid exit

September 14, 2010
By ESPNsoccernet staff

The agent of Karim Benzema has insisted that the striker will not be leaving Real Madrid in the January transfer window.

Karim Benzema has many admirers
GettyImagesKarim Benzema has many admirers

Benzema's future has been the subject of much speculation after a disappointing first season in Spain following his move from Lyon. He started only 14 La Liga games for Real last season, scoring eight goals, and as a result missed out on a place in the France squad for the World Cup finals.

Juventus, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been linked with a move for the 22-year-old when the transfer market re-opens, but it seems his agent is not interested in brokering a deal for his player.

"The future of Karim Benzema will be at Real Madrid," Karim Djaziri told calciomercato.com. "Are Juventus, Manchester United and Liverpool close to a deal? I categorically deny these rumours.

"He is a Real Madrid player and will remain a Real Madrid player."