'The reality is not the internet' - Karim Benzema gives cryptic response to Real Madrid exit rumours

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  • Benzema expected to leave Madrid
  • Has been asked about his future
  • Insists he's focused on Sunday's match

WHAT HAPPENED? Benzema has been expected to call time on his Real Madrid career after 14 years ahead of a lucrative move to Saudi Arabia. However, the Frenchman has been coy when asked about his future and the speculation surrounding a potential imminent departure from the Santiago Bernabeu.

WHAT THEY SAID: "Talking about my future? For what?" he told Marca. "What is said comes from the Internet. And the Internet is not reality. I have a game on Saturday, I train tomorrow, so right now I'm in Madrid."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Benzema has reportedly been offered a deal worth over €400 million (£346m/$439m) to move to the Middle East. The contract on offer would also see Benzema become an ambassador for Saudi Arabia's' 2030 World Cup bid.

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WHAT NEXT? Real Madrid play their final La Liga game of the season on Sunday against Athletic Club at the Santiago Bernabeu.