March 3, 2024

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A big English club closes Benzema's door

A big English club closes Benzema's door

Karim Benzema will not join Chelsea in the January transfer window, transfer expert David Ornstein has revealed, revealing why the Blues are not interested in signing the former Real Madrid star.

Benzema is said to be less than comfortable in the Saudi Pro League with Al-Ittihad, where his professionalism has been called into question due to disinterested body language on the pitch and a late return from holiday. As a result, the 2022 Ballon d'Or winner has been linked with Premier League clubs Manchester United and Arsenal and Chelsea linked with the 36-year-old French international striker.

Too expensive for Chelsea

With the January transfer window just days away and a deal for Benzema looking unlikely to be agreed, Ornstein has revealed a surprising reason why Chelsea are unwilling to commit to him. : ” Rumors have linked Chelsea with Karim Benzema, but he has yet to join the club. They plan to avoid expensive moves for older players and prioritize emerging elite talents like Cole Palmer and Malo Gusto.

Financing a move for the highly-paid Benzema in Saudi Arabia would be more complicated. However Chelsea need a top goalscorer. Armando Broza has been down, while manager Mauricio Pochettino has compared him to Harry Kane since Nicolas Jackson arrived at the club.

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