United close to Benzema signing

MANCHESTER United were said to be moving closer last night to signing Karim Benzema, the France striker, from Lyon. (The Times)On the day that United announced the �15.

MANCHESTER United were said to be moving closer last night to signing Karim Benzema, the France striker, from Lyon. (The Times)

On the day that United announced the �15.25 million signing of Antonio Valencia, the Ecuador winger, on a four-year contract from Wigan Athletic, Miralem Pjanic, Benzema's team-mate at Lyon, claimed that the player was on the verge of a British-record move to Old Trafford.

“Benzema is nearly gone to Old Trafford,” Pjanic, the midfield player, said. “The English club are willing to pay close to 45 million Euros [about �38 million].”


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