IS NEYMAR-RONALDO SWITCH POSSIBLE?

  Every day in football strange things happen. No many foresaw Neymar’s move from Barcelona to Paris St Germain but it did happen for a world record. There have been many speculations about a possible return of the Brazilian star to Spain but for Madrid instead of Barcelona. Now there are even more sensational talks…

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Real Madrid Can Get Neymar?

La Liga giants Real Madrid have reportedly identified Neymar Jr. as their next superstar at the Santiago Bernabeu following a surprise underwhelming season. The Brazil international could move back to Spain this summer even though it would come at a huge cost. Barcelona spent a huge sum, which the full details are not in the…

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ARSENAL MOVE FOR KARIM BENZEMA

Arsenal FC have reportedly moved to sign Karim Benzema from Real Madrid. The north London club is under pressure again this season. They are yet to conclude the deals for Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, as well as other club stars. However, they want to take advantage of the situation at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu to…

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BENZEMA TO REPLACE SANCHEZ AT ARSENAL?

Reports in England say Arsenal FC really want Karim Benzema as the replacement for Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean has remained steadfast in his decision to move away from the Emirates. Reports in Spain as well claim Benzema is leading the list of possible replacements for the forward. French manager Arsene Wenger is a confessed fan…

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ARSENAL AND LIVERPOOL WANT KARIM BENZEMA

Spanish source Don Balon reports that Premier League side Arsenal and Liverpool are keen on landing Real Madrid man Karim Benzema this summer. The transfer deadline is days away but the sensational report made the rounds that the top English sides can lure the Frenchman away. Real Madrid were linked with AS Monaco striker Kylian…

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BENZEMA TO REPLACE SANCHEZ AT ARSENAL?

There are sensational reports that Arsenal could land KarimBenzema at the Emirates Stadium this summer.


While Arsenal have maintained a strong stance at keeping Alexis Sanchez, the club is preparing a high profile deal with Real Madrid for Benzema should the Chilean exit.

Reports in England claim the Spanish side would make Cristiano Ronaldo the striker with the team built around him as he advances in age. This is based on a promise coach Zinedine Zidane made to the Portugal skipper.

Paris St-Germain – also reported to be considering a world record swoop for Brazilian playmaker Neymar for £195 million from Nou Camp – are interested in Sanchez but the Gunners are refusing to let him go.

The former Barcelona striker prefers a move to Premier League rivals Manchester City but Arsene Wenger would likely not sanction strengthening a key rival. There is also Bayern Munich in the fray, but the German Bundesliga giants seem to have given up due to the high costs of transfer and salary.

Arsenal have already gotten a top striker in Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon but if Sanchez exits to any of the interested sides, Arsenal would chase Benzema. Wenger was ready to offer as much as £53 million for the Frenchman last year. The manager said the club ruminated on the issue of Sanchez and then decided not to sell, despite the huge financial implication as he could walk for free next year when his deal lapses.

For now the transfer saga continues. However if Alexis leaves, Benzema would be the replacement.

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WILL JUVE OVERCOME REAL ON SATURDAY?

Juventus are set for their biggest game of the season when they line up against Real Madrid in Cardiff on Saturday for the UEFA Champions League final.


Madrid have been versatile this season courtesy of a lot of depth in the team. Over 20 players raked in a thousand minutes this term – a rare occurrence in Spain.

The team selection would be a bit of an issue as they would all want an invite to the biggest platform in club football in the world. Coach Zinedine Zidane would surely play the regulars but there are a lot of missing parts to be filled.

Gareth Bale would be hoping for action if he trains with the team as it is his hometown. Many are pushing for Isco to start based on his performance season-wide and current form. Spanish supports want Isco as his work rate matches his skills and ball movement now. Bale’s style fits Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema’s style. His brand is also difficult to defend against.

Zidane would be gunning for the record of being the first coach to lift back to back Champions League titles, and complete a league and European double – a first since 1958. Real have the edge on team depth.

Juve’s defence is a real threat. They can soak up Madrid’s attacks and with Gianluigi Buffon, it is really formidable. Buffon would stand a chance at winning the Ballon d’Or or at least being in the top three after years of world class football. Buffon has been consistent even at his age.

Juve star this season Paulo Dybala would want to pull some magic. Real are eyeing a move this summer and what a perfect stage to sell himself. Real have the edge and support but many people are backing Juve for an upset as well. Saturday is the day.

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Karim Benzema yet to Receive a Call from Didier Deschamps

Real Madrid superstar Karim Benzema has revealed that he is still waiting for a call from French national team coach Didier Deschamps.


The striker may be one of the best players for the French national team, but his lack of discipline with national team has led to an omission by current managerDeschamps. Benzema has not played for the national team since October 2015. He was charged with a blackmail conspiracy of one of his teammates. Deschamps took the brave decision of letting Benzema out of the Euro 2016 squad. France were able to reach the final even without the 28-year-old, andDeschamps’ decision has been justified.

As a result, Benzema is facing an uncertain future with regard to the national team. Since making his debut for the national team in 2007, he has featured in 81 games and scored 27 goals. He is far off from the likes of Thierry Henry and Michel Platini.

The former has scored 47 goals in 99 appearances for the national team while the latter has 37 goals in 60 games. Benzema’s struggle for form with Real Madrid has not induced any need for his inclusion into the national team.The 28-year-old has scored 17 goals in 39 appearances for Madrid this season. Benzema is the top scorer for Madrid in the Champions League this season with five goals.

“I haven’t had a call [from national team].As I said, I continue my work in Madrid, especially as the end of the season is exciting, with big matches coming up.It’s up to me to put in some great performances with my club. It’s [win over Bayern Munich] a good result, but we mustn’t get carried away. I think we could have score more goals. We wanted to get one or two more goals, but we have to settle for the result, because it’s difficult to win against this team,” said Benzema after the Champions League game against Bayern Munich.

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Benzema criticized for defeat

Karim Benzema has been criticized for the defeat that saw Sevilla ends Real Madrid run of 40 matches.


The French striker was guilty of a careless pass that surrendered possession to the opposing side and saw them scored the winning goal in the closing stage of the game.

Benzema enjoyed a poor game throughout the whole match and with Zinedine Zidane fielding an unusual formation, the player did not provide the assistance that Ronaldo was looking for upfront. Indeed, the French manager opted for a rare 3-5-2 formation which saw the team become stronger defensively but sacrificing its creativity.

Ronaldo was looking towards Karim Benzema for help, but unfortunately, it did not come as the French striker seems to be lost in his role in this new formation.

For most of the match, Karim Benzema appeared as a lost player as he struggled to find his place in the team. Sometimes he was in a deeper role playing as a midfielder in an attempt to touch the ball and other times he was found on the wings but in both cases he struggled to make a clear impact in the game.

However, this did not prevent Real Madrid from taking the lead in the game thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty at the end of the first half. But they will be guilty of not finishing the game off and will allow Sevilla to grow in confidence as the game goes by. Benzema will be the culprit where he will miss a clear opportunity to double his team lead, but instead, he will shoot directly at the keeper.

Sevilla will manage to take advantage of the tiring legs of the Real Madrid players and scored two goals in quick succession that will allow them to get a deserved result in the game.

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BENZEMA BACK IN TRAINING AHEAD OF ATLETICO CLASH

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has returned to training ahead of the meeting with Atletico Madrid on Saturday, according to reports in Spain.


Sergio Ramos is expected to feature in the derby but fellow defender Pepe is expected to miss out.
Coach Zinedine Zidane would be happy with the news of Benzema’s return as reports filtered in that Alvaro Morata picked up a hamstring injury whilst on duty with Spain during the international break. Early reports say he could be sidelined for up to four weeks. Zidane would not be happy with such news, as the Spaniard is needed to contribute to the team.

Benzema suffered a slight muscle problem recently, but he was on ground as the team trained on Thursday. Casemiro trained alongside Pepe, away from the rest of the team, and he is not expected to feature against the 2014 La Liga champions. Casemiro broke his shinbone, and it would take a while before he resumes regular action.

Real Madrid would still have most of their stars available for the weekend game after the club confirmed via a statement that Dani Carvajal, Nacho Fernandez, Raphael Varane, James Rodriguez all safely returned to the Madrid after the international break. Keylor Navas is being awaited, and it seems the goalkeeper would have just one training session with the rest of the team before the match.

“Real Madrid completed the fourth session of the week and continued their preparations for the Madrid derby, which will take place on Saturday at the Vincente Calderon. Benzema joined the group for a session in which Zidane had more international players at his disposal,” the club said in a statement.

“[Toni] Kroos and Morata continue with their recovery processes, while Casemiro and Pepe trained out on the pitch away from the rest of their teammates,” the statement added.

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