Karim Benzema has shaken hands on a new contract with Olympique Lyon.
"We shook hands 48 hours ago," the club president, Jean-Michel Aulas, told reporters yesterday. "We have an agreement with Karim. Now we have to reach one with the people who advise him."
The 20 year-old, who has scored 26 goals in all competitions this season, already had a contract with Lyon until 2012 and Aulas was negotiating a two-year extension with a pay rise that would make him the highest-paid player in the French league.