The French footballer has been out of favour throughout the season last year at Real Madrid.
Karim Benzema have had a struggling season at Real Madrid, as he spent much of his time on the bench. His lack of game-time also became the main factor behind his exclusion from the 23-member squad for France in the World Cup, and he missed out on the World Cup glory.
A few hours ago, transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio linked Karim Benzema with Serie A giants AC Milan.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) July 20, 2018
The tweet said, “the backstory: last Monday meeting for French in Milanello.” The report said that Benzema’s representatives will be meeting with the club officials of AC Milan for a potential transfer for the Frenchman.
While Benzema has been out of favour under Zinedine Zidane, it is yet not known whether he remains to be the part of plans under Julen Lopetegui.
His agent reverted with a laughing emoji to the news.
— KDjaziri (@KDjaziri) July 20, 2018
The Italian journalist, in reply, issued a statement, which signified that Benzema might have changed his agent because his news is verified.
Di Marzio: “He [Djaziri] can laugh all he wants. Maybe he won’t be laughing when the player [Benzema] changes his agent & when he finds out Karim sent other representatives to talk to Milan & spoke to Gattuso himself. Only saying what I’ve verified.”https://t.co/69WTW5Z1K0
— M•A•J¹³ (@Ultra_Suristic) July 20, 2018
However, the issue worsened today as Karim Benzema has refuted the claims that he is moving to AC Milan. He took to Instagram to clarify the situation, and also took a shot at Di Marzio.
He made an Instagram story, confirming that the news linking him to AC Milan is a mere rumour. He wrote, “You’re the one who needs to change jobs, liar” for Di Marzio.
Real Madrid earlier sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Serie A champions Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese winger left the club after 9 years at Real Madrid.