Sky Sports are already reporting on what would be one of the blockbuster deals of the summer, as they believe Manchester City are lining up a bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. The player’s agent is already publicly discussing a potential deal, revealing that he’s already working on formalities that would allow the Frenchman to play in England.
“I have put Benzema forward after a talk with a very reliable and high source at Manchester City as a possible summer signing,” player agent Jonathan Hope told Sky Sports.
“We are working closely to secure the exclusive mandate to obtain the paperwork firstly after a serious interest from the champions.
“We spoke with Manchester United two years ago and it went nowhere, which I can see is perhaps a regret on their part.
“The player has stated himself he will not go to Manchester United, however, he has not ruled out a switch to join the champions. I will have a clearer picture soon after the Euros when I have time to sit with his representatives.
“But personally I can see the business being done and to be fair it will rock English football.
“I must stress this is at discussion stages. All does seem in good order but this is football and things change fast.”
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