Benzema 'will cost 100m euros'

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Lyon have warned hot shot Karim Benzema will cost a world-record 100million euros transfer fee.

French champions ward off possible suitors

Lyon hotshot Karim Benzema will cost a world-record 100million euros (£79m) transfer fee. The French champions have put this staggering price on the 20-year-old's head as they seek to ward off a host of top clubs linked with the star. Manchester United are among those linked to the French international, who has already scored five goals in Ligue 1 so far this term and another against Fiorentina in Group F of the UEFA Champions League last week. But club president Jean-Michel Aulas says possible suitors will have to stump up a record amount to prise the player away from the French champions. "We have signed a contract with him until 2013, with a get-out clause of 100million euros," warned Aulas, adding that Benzema is an integral part of their bid to progress beyond the last 16 of the Champions League.

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