Karim Benzema has ruled out all talk of a potential January swap deal involving Wayne Rooney.
Ever since Rooney declared that his long term future will be away from Old Trafford; speculation has been rife within the media about his next move. Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have all been mooted as potential destinations for United’s No.10, as has Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid, who according to reports in Spain are preparing to use Karim Benzema as bait in order to lure Rooney to the Bernabeu in January.
However the French striker confirmed that he is not interested in leaving Real Madrid in the distant future and is determined to prove his worth at the Bernabeu.
“It’s only normal that players are linked to Real Madrid. This is a great team,
“Ferguson is a fantastic coach, but I play for Real Madrid.
“I feel more integrated now. My Spanish is better and I understand almost everything. I love Madrid.
“I am working hard to earn more playing time,
“Once I play people will see what I am capable of. I am sure I will succeed with Real Madrid. I don’t have a single doubt.
“I have the mindset to play here. If I have to defend and run, I will. That is fine. I will work harder to play more and to prove to everyone that I am a good forward that can score a lot of goals and play pretty football.” (SkySports)
Karim Benzema has scored 10 goals in 41 appearances since his £30m move from Lyon back in 2009.