Mixed messages for Benzema
Karim Benzema intends to remain at Lyon but Jean-Michel Aulas has failed to rule out a move.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 05/06/09 11:12am
Karim Benzema intends to remain at Lyon but chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has failed to rule out a move.
The gifted France international is the subject of speculation suggesting he could leave Ligue 1 this summer.
A number of clubs, including Juventus and Manchester United, have been mooted as potential suitors for the striker.
But Benzema told L'Equipe: "I am 21 years old and I will have time to play for another club.
"The clubs are going to carry on calling, everyone is looking for forwards. But I am fine at Lyon.
"If there is a huge offer and the chairman tells me I have to go, I would probably leave. But I will not go and see him to ask to leave."
Chairman Jean-Michel Aulas, however, told Le Dauphine Libere: "He said he wants to stay. I don't want to sell. So he is here at 99 per cent.
"However, Kaka should have not left Milan and he will join Real Madrid. We have entered spiral madness. Anyway I am relaxed. I won't say Karim is untransferable."