Karim Benzema not leaving Real Madrid for Manchester United

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Karim Benzema’s agent has quashed speculation that the striker could be on his way to Manchester United, saying he wants to retire at Real Madrid.

It was reported that Benzema's agent Karim Djaziri met with United vice-chairman Ed Woodward earlier this week to discuss a potential summer move to Old Trafford.

However, Djaziri has told Marca that he is unaware of any meeting taking place and Benzema is only focused on his future at Real.

“I haven't met with any club in London. Not with United and not with anyone else. We haven't held talks with anyone other than Real Madrid," he said.

“What is Karim going to do in Manchester? He's happy in Madrid. He doesn't want to leave. Benzema would only leave if Real Madrid told him he was surplus to requirements, because he isn't going to leave of his own accord.

“Karim wants to see out his contract. He wants to retire at Real Madrid."

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It has been reported that new Madrid head coach Rafa Benitez wants to use Cristiano Ronaldo as a central striker, which could lead to Benzema leaving the Bernabeu.

However, Marca claims 'the club has sent the striker a reassuring message that they are counting on him for next season'.

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