05 Aug Benitez: Benzema & Bale not for sale
Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez says he has no intention of selling attackers Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, both of whom have been linked with a switch to the Premier League.
Benzema, 27, is the subject of interest from Arsenal, while the departure of Manchester United attacker Angel Di Maria has led to speculation that Bale could make the move to Old Trafford.
But speaking after Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Spurs, coach Benitez is adamant neither player will be leaving the club.
“I’m not going to talk about offers,” said Benitez. “Everything is well and Bale’s going to have a good season with us, I’m sure.”
Benitez said specifically on Benzema, who scored 15 league goals last season: “I think Benzema is going to stay with us. I’m very happy with him.”