Man City owners won't blink over Benzema's £80M asking price

Manchester City's owners believe they can prise Karim Benzema away from Olympique Lyon. The News of the World says Manchester United and City have been warned they must splash out a world record £80million for Benzema. The French striker is one of Europe’s hottest properties — with Real Madrid, Barcelona and the two Milan clubs also on his trail. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said: “Our aim is to win the Champions League with Karim.” The fee might stretch United but moneybags City’s new Arab owners would not shy away from the deal.

Manchester City's owners believe they can prise Karim Benzema away from Olympique Lyon.

The News of the World says Manchester United and City have been warned they must splash out a world record £80million for Benzema.

The French striker is one of Europe’s hottest properties — with Real Madrid, Barcelona and the two Milan clubs also on his trail.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said: “Our aim is to win the Champions League with Karim.”

The fee might stretch United but moneybags City’s new Arab owners would not shy away from the deal.

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