Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has quashed rumours that he could move to Manchester United this summer, insisting that he is happy in Spain.
The 25-year-old has been linked with the Red Devils for some time, which has led some to speculate that the Premier League champions could make a move for his signature if Wayne Rooney leaves Old Trafford in the coming months.
Benzema’s future is uncertain at the Bernabeu, with the La Liga giants believed to be preparing mega money moves for Liverpool front-man Luis Suarez or Edinson Cavani of Napoli.
If either were to move to the Spanish capital, the Frenchman’s position would be under serious threat, which has led to suggestions that he could look to a move away.
But, Benzema says that he is content at Real and is not thinking about a transfer.
“Of course I’m staying,” he told Marca.
“I’m happy at Real Madrid and I’m not going to leave.”
Benzema was criticised by sections of Real’s support last season, with his 11 La Liga goals deemed to be a below-par output for such a talented player.
Even if Los Blancos sign big name players this summer, the ex-Lyon man is said to be keen to stay and battle for his place.
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