Karim Benzema RUMORS & NEWS

  • Karim Benzema Won't Play For France This Summer Due To Sex Tape Scandal

    Deadspin "For as large as the legal ramifications of Karim Benzema’s involvement in the attempted blackmailing of fellow French soccer player Mathieu Valbuena have loomed over the Real Madrid star’s head, the effect the ordeal would have on his international career was also one of his chief concerns. Today..." April 13

  • Real Madrid's Karim Benzema ruled out for at least three weeks

    Sky Sports "Real Madrid are set to be without Karim Benzema for at least the next three weeks after he suffered a hamstring injury. Benzema, who has scored 19 goals for Real this season, was taken off at half-time during the 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid on Saturday. It was a result that saw Atletico..." February 29

  • Karim Benzema tells judge he lied about seeing Mathieu Valbuena's sex-tape

    Daily Mail "Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has admitted to lying to fellow France international Mathieu Valbuena over a sex-tape at the centre of an alleged blackmailing attempt. French daily Le Parisien reported quoted extracts from Benzema's hearing with a judge on 28 January in which the player..." February 12

  • Arsene Wenger salutes Olivier Giroud as he rules out Arsenal move for Karim Benzema

    Daily Mirror "Olivier Giroud is the same league as the best strikers in the world says Arsene Wenger, as he cooled talk of an Arsenal bid for Karim Benzema. The Gunners frontman netted a hat-trick against Olympiacos to propel Arsenal into the Champions League last-16 on Wednesday night. That made it 10..." December 11

  • Karim Benzema suspended from France team over sex-tape blackmail case

    The Guardian "Karim Benzema has been suspended indefinitely from the France national team over the sex-tape blackmail case involving his team-mate Mathieu Valbuena. The French football federation president, Noël Le Graët, said that Benzema would remain suspended until the case was resolved, calling it a..." December 10

  • Karim Benzema told judge that his role in Mathieu Valbuena sex tape blackmail was 'a misunderstanding'

    Daily Mirror "Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema told a judge that his alleged part in a blackmail plot involving France team-mate Mathieu Valbuena was "a big misunderstanding". Benzema, 27, finds himself at the centre of a story that has rocked French football in recent weeks. He was taken in for..." December 02

  • Karim Benzema should NOT be called up to play for France, says French Prime Minister

    Daily Mirror "Karim Benzema should not play for France while he is under police investigation, the French Prime Minister has said. The Real Madrid striker is being investigated over claims he was involved in a plot to blackmail fellow countryman Mathieu Valbuena. He is facing charges of conspiracy to..." December 01

  • Karim Benzema has not confessed to Valbuena blackmail - lawyer

    ESPN FC "Karim Benzema's lawyer denied reports on Friday that the Real Madrid striker had confessed to telling France teammate Mathieu Valbuena that he should hand over money to people attempting to blackmail him. Benzema, 27, was charged with conspiracy to blackmail on Thursday as part of an..." November 06

  • Real Madrid back Karim Benzema over sex video blackmail claims as striker returns to training

    Daily Mirror "Karim Benzema has returned to training with Real Madrid as the Spanish giants backed their man over allegations he was involved in the plot to blackmail France midfielder Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. Benzema returned to Madrid on Thursday after admitting to a judge in Paris that he had..." November 06

  • Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema charged in Mathieu Valbuena sex tape case in France

    Metro "Karim Benzema has been charged in an extortion case involving a sex tape featuring fellow French international Mathieu Valbuena, the French prosecutor’s office said on Thursday The Real Madrid striker has been charged with ‘complicity in an attempt to blackmail’ and conspiring to commit a..." November 05

  • Real Madrid footballer Karim Benzema is arrested over sex tape blackmail plot against Mathieu Valbuena

    Daily Mail "French football star Karim Benzema has been arrested over a sex tape blackmail plot against fellow France international Mathieu Valbuena. The 27-year-old Real Madrid striker, who was linked with a move to Arsenal over the summer, was being held by judicial police in Versailles, west of..." November 04

  • Karim Benzema says he laughs at rumours linking him with Arsenal move from Real Madrid

    The Telegraph "Will part 3,457 of the Karim Benzema to Arsenal saga be its final instalment? It’s the transfer story which just refuses to die, but the Real Madrid striker may have finally slayed the beast by saying that he laughs about rumours linking him to Arsenal. Benzema has been linked with Arsene..." October 19

  • Real Madrid boss tries to get Sergio Ramos back on side after spats with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema

    Daily Mail "Player power seems alive and kicking at Real Madrid after Rafa Benitez was pressured into calling Sergio Ramos to explain comments he made about the player after Sunday’s Madrid derby draw. Benitez had been asked after the game if any of the mistakes had particularly upset him and he bemoaned..." October 09

  • Benzema and Benitez in a war of words at Real Madrid

    Pro Soccer Talk "Karim Benzema has scored six goals in his eight appearances for Real Madrid this season, and is currently the top scorer in La Liga. Despite being in great form, Benzema has continuously been substituted by manager Rafa Benitez, which has upset the French striker. Benzema opened the scoring..." October 07

  • Arsenal can complete Karim Benzema transfer with significant offer – report

    Metro "The north London side were linked with the Real Madrid forward for much of the summer but Arsene Wenger ended up signing only Petr Cech from Chelsea. However, the Gunners could land Benzema if a significant offer is lodged, according to Spanish news outlet Fichajes. " September 23

  • Arsenal's pursuit of Karim Benzema was "embarrassing", blasts former striker Ian Wright

    Daily Mirror "Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has slammed the club's pursuit of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. The Frenchman was linked with a switch to the Emirates all summer with Arsene Wenger refusing to rule out a move. Benzema opted to stay at the Bernabeu, taking to Twitter to dismiss reports..." September 17

  • Karim Benzema will complete £50m Arsenal move before transfer deadline day

    The Express "Arsenal take on Liverpool at the Emirates tonight (8pm) as Arsene Wenger's men look to build on victory at Crystal Palace last weekend. Wenger is in the market for a new striker but has had trouble finding one good enough to improve his squad. Real Madrid hitman Benzema has been linked with..." August 24

  • Karim Benzema ‘cleared for Arsenal transfer as Rafa Benitez believes Real Madrid strikers are insufficient’

    Metro "Arsenal are clear to complete the transfer of Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema after Rafa Benitez reportedly slammed his striking options. The Gunners are desperate to add the French attacker to their ranks and some reports have claimed that he would sign next week. And fuel has been added to the..." August 16

  • Arsene Wenger given green light to sign Karim Benzema in club record transfer

    Daily Mail "Arsene Wenger has been given the all clear to break Arsenal's transfer record to land Karim Benzema. And the Gunners are also willing to eclipse current record signing Mesut Ozil's £150,000-per-week wages to land their No 1 target. Wenger is desperate to land Benzema this summer, believing..." August 09

  • Karim Benzema 'come and get me' plea will seal £45m move to Arsenal

    The Express "The Real Madrid striker has been linked with a £45million move to the Emirates, despite Arsene Wenger playing down talks of a deal. And La Liga expert Hunter believes all the components are in place for the move to happen, providing Benzema pushes for the exit door. Real Madrid are..." August 06

  • Real Madrid: Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema staying - Benitez

    BBC "Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez does not expect forwards Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema to leave the club. Wales international Bale, 26, has been linked with a move to Manchester United and France's Benzema, 27, with Arsenal. "I'm not going to talk about offers," said Benitez...." August 05

  • Karim Benzema will complete Arsenal transfer, says Italian reporter Emanuele Giulianelli

    Metro "Arsene Wenger has been a long term admirer of Benzema, 27, who has scored 133 goals in 281 games for Real Madrid since signing from Lyon in 2009. Arsenal are desperate to sign a world class striker and have apparently launched two bids for the Frenchman this summer. " August 05

  • Arsene Wenger denies Arsenal made bid for Karim Benzema

    The Score "Manager Arsene Wenger put an end to rumours suggesting Arsenal approached Real Madrid about a possible transfer for striker Karim Benzema. Wenger confirmed the club did not submit a £40-million offer for the French striker, referring to a report from The Sun. The story also implied the..." July 17

  • Arsenal ‘making efforts to sign Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, Arsene Wenger wants transfer done’

    Metro "Benzema’s future is said to be ‘up in the air’ at Madrid with new manager Rafael Benitez planning to use Cristiano Ronaldo as the club’s main striker next season. A host of top teams have since been alerted to Benzema’s availability, and now Spanish newspaper AS says Arsenal are making efforts..." July 05

  • Man United plot STUNNING £40m move for Arsenal and Liverpool target Karim Benzema

    The Express "Louis van Gaal wants to overhaul his strike force and, having already ended Radamel Falcao's loan spell, has his eye on new talent. Benzema has also been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool however Manchester United would have an advantage over Brendan Rodgers' side due to being back in the..." May 26

  • Liverpool ‘ready to sign Karim Benzema, Real Madrid to accept £34.5m transfer offer’

    Metro "Liverpool are ready to sign Karim Benzema at the end of the season with Real Madrid set to let him go. The Reds are in desperate need of a world class striker and have made signing one a transfer priority for the summer." March 11

  • Liverpool ‘to make £50m transfer offer to sign Real Madrid star Karim Benzema’

    Metro "Liverpool are reportedly set to make a £50million bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as they look to solve their striker problems. The Reds need to add more fire power to their ranks in the new year, with Brendan Rodgers’ side struggling for goals this term. And reports suggest..." December 19

  • Arsene Wenger ‘has phoned Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema to discuss Arsenal transfer’

    Metro "Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly spoken to Karim Benzema about a move to the Emirates Stadium in the January transfer window. Benzema, who is also a target for Liverpool and Chelsea, has been dogged by speculation over his future in the last few weeks. And amid rumours that Madrid..." October 11

  • Ronaldo hails Real Madrid team-mate Karim Benzema the best striker in La Liga

    Daily Mail "Cristiano Ronaldo has hailed Real Madrid team-mate Karim Benzema the top striker in La Liga after scoring twice in Sunday's 5-0 thrashing of Athletic Bilbao. The Ballon d'Or holder praised Benzema's response after being booed by sections of his own supporters this season. Ronaldo fired in..." October 09

  • Liverpool ‘want £40million Karim Benzema as Luis Suarez replacement’

    Metro "Liverpool are weighing up a move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as they plan for life after star striker Luis Suarez. Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is weighing up his options after accepting Barcelona’s bid for the Uruguay ace, who is now undertaking a medical with the Catalan..." July 10

  • Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti begs Karim Benzema not to join Arsenal

    Daily Star "The Gunners are interested in snapping up Benzema as they bid to bolster their strikeforce. The 26-year-old netted 24 goals this season and will lead the France line at the World Cup. Real boss Ancelotti is desperate for Benzema to stay and has reassured him he is key to his plans next..." June 04

  • Arsenal to launch £30m move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema

    The Telegraph "Arsenal will renew their interest in Karim Benzema following the Champions League final after becoming aware that the 26-year-old France striker could be allowed to leave Real Madrid this summer. Arsène Wenger has failed with several previous attempts to buy Benzema, including last summer, but..." May 15

  • Real ready to sell Karim Benzema to Arsenal to fund huge bid for Liverpool's Luis Suarez

    The Express "Reports in Italy suggest that Real remain optimistic that they can persuade Suarez to swap Merseyside for Madrid despite the Uruguayan signing a new contract at Anfield earlier this season. Florentino Perez is said to be enamoured with the idea of having Suarez join Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth..." April 22

  • Ribery and Benzema acquitted on charges of soliciting an underage prostitute

    Daily Mail "Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema have been acquitted on charges of soliciting an underage prostitute. The French judge ruled there wasn't enough proof the men were aware that self-described escort Zahia Dehar, now 21, was a minor at the time. " January 30

  • Arsenal step up Benzema chase as Arsene Wenger looks boost Gunners' firepower

    Daily Mirror "Arsene Wenger is making fresh moves for Real Madrid star Karim Benzema. Gunners boss Wenger is desperate to sign another striker in January and has asked to be kept informed on any developments on Benzema. And significantly, Benzema is believed to be more open to a move after snubbing..." November 11

  • Arsenal 'not the team' who made €50m enquiry, could it be Chelsea?

    HITC Sport "Mystery remains over the Premier League club who made a €50m enquiry for Karim Benzema. Spanish football agent Francois Gallardo set tongues wagging a fortnight ago when he claimed a mystery English club had made an approach with a view to signing Karim Benzema. He claimed a proposal of..." November 02

  • Real Madrid ready to offer £20m and Benzema for Liverpool's Luis Suarez

    Daily Star "Suarez still wants out of Anfield, despite Liverpool’s impressive start to the season. Arsenal are lining up a fresh New Year bid for the striker after failing to land him in the summer. But the Uruguayan has his heart set on a move to Carlo Ancelotti’s Madrid – and the Spanish giants hope..." October 30

  • Real Madrid striker Benzema could be on his way to England

    Daily Mail "Real Madrid’s out-of-favour striker Karim Benzema is on offer to Premier League clubs for an inflated fee of £42million. Madrid want to recoup the rest of the money they spent on Gareth Bale by selling the France striker. It is understood that at least three English clubs have been contacted -..." October 27


    Off The Post "Arsenal are ready to make a £43m bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema his agent has hinted. The Gunners have long been linked with a move for the France international and are the favourites to secure his signing. Now Benzema’s agent Francois Gallardo has divulged more details about a..." October 20

  • Real Madrid chief admits club could sell Benzema and confirms interest in Falcao

    London Evening Standard "Arsenal target Karim Benzema could be sold by Real Madrid the Spanish club's president admitted today. The French striker has been publicly criticised by Real coach Carlo Ancelotti and is regularly whistled and jeered at by the Bernabeu crowd after an indifferent start the season. And..." October 16

  • Arsenal consider move for Karim Benzema as Real Madrid fund Suarez bid

    Metro "Arsenal will be offered Real Madrid striker Karin Benzema at a bargain £20million in January as the Spanish club step up their bid to sign Luis Suarez from Liverpool. Gunners manager Arsene Wenger was interested in Benzema in the summer but was not prepared £40m for the France international who..." October 15

  • Arsenal and Chelsea among those keen on Karim Benzema as Real Madrid

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United Chelsea and Arsenal have been alerted to Karim Benzema’s availability in January after Spanish giants Real Madrid told the player’s representatives to find him another club writes Tom Hopkinson of the Sunday People. The French striker has fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu..." October 05

  • Chelsea's Jose Mourinho to raid former employers for Karim Benzema

    The Express "Chelsea could launch a surprise move for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema in January according to reports in Portugal. The Frenchman was the subject of interest from Arsenal in the summer but a move didn't materialise. The Blues brought in Samuel Eto'o in the summer but has had to rotate..." October 03

  • Arsenal target £70million triple raid of Read Madrid

    Daily Mail "Arsenal want to blow their entire £70million transfer budget on Real Madrid trio Karim Benzema Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria as they bid to rescue a botched summer window. Arsenal – whose need for reinforcements became desperate on Thursday when they were handed a very tough Champions League..." August 30

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