Benzema wants Pogba to join Real Madrid

The striker would love for his France international team-mate to leave Juventus for the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, amid rumours that the midfielder could be sold
Karim Benzema wants Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba to jump ship for Real Madrid this summer as transfer rumours continue to swirl regarding the young midfielder's future.

Los Blancos have been linked with a mega-money move for the 21-year-old France international for several months, while Goal understands Chelsea have made the former Manchester United youngster their No.1 target this summer..

Benzema, who will line up alongside Pogba at the World Cup this summer, would love his international team-mate to come to the Santiago Bernabeu should he decide to leave Turin.

"He's a young player playing at a big European club. He gets better with each game and he's at a high level and will continue to work hard," the Madrid striker told reporters.

"I would love him to leave for Madrid because he's French and can become a great player."

Benzema added that his recovery from a minor muscle injury is going positively and dismissed concerns that he might not be ready for the World Cup as Didier Deschamps's men prepare for a friendly against Paraguay.

"My adductor is healing, it's much better, there's nothing to worry about," the forward added.

"I started to run again and I'm working with the physios, it's evolving in the right way. Now I have to keep working but don't be worried, it's much better than when I played in the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid."