No Offers For Karim Benzema - Agent

The agent of the Lyon striker reveals Benzema will stay in France...for one more year at least.

Olympique Lyonnais forward Karim Benzema will stay in France for one more year, according to his agent.

Speaking to sport.co.uk Benzema's agent, Karim Djaziri, insisted that there has as yet been no contact from clubs wishing to aquire the player.

He also revealed that Benzema intends to stay in France for next season to focus on preparing for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

"There has been no contact [from would-be buyers] for the moment," he affirmed. "Karim told me he wants to stay here. He told me he wanted to stay at Olympique Lyonnais and help prepare for the World Cup in France."

Djaziri refused to rule out the possibility of a future move for the 21-year-old, but underlined his determination to stay for now.

"Obviously you can never say definitely in football, but before he left for his holidays he said he wanted to stay at Lyon for one more year. Then, if there is an offer we will take a look at it."

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been a long-time admirer of the French international and speculation is rife that United are ready to launch a bid.

David Kifford, Goal.com