Lyon's Benzema shuts door on Man Utd

Lyon striker Karim Benzema has slammed the door on a potential move to Old Trafford, committing his future to the French champions.

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Benzema is a reported target for Sir Alex Ferguson and scored against United in the Champions League last week.

But the 20-year-old France international says he has no intention of leaving Lyon, and if he did, he would head for Spain or Italy.

"I have a contract with Lyon until 2012," he told Sport. "I signed an extension last June.

"There will be plenty of time for me to think about other clubs in the future.

"I don't know when I will take a decision, but one thing that is certain is that it will not be at the end of this season.

"I will still be playing for Lyon next year. I am just 20 years old, and I have my future in front of me.

"My style of play would fit in best with the game in Spain, then Italy, and then England - in that order."

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