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Published on the 22 July 2009 à 10:36

MANCHESTER at no time offered 40 M € for the transfer of Karim BENZEMA

Olympique Lyonnais formally deny the information published today by the paper L’Equipe, claiming that Manchester United had made an offer of 40 Millions € for the transfer of Karim BENZEMA.

The highest offer received from Manchester was 35 M€, including any eventual bonuses, and Manchester United general director, David GILL, clearly stated at the time that the club would not raise their offer.

Olympique Lyonnais finally accepted an offer for the transfer of Karim BENZEMA to Real Madrid, which was the players preference, for a net figure of 35 M€ which could reach a maximum of 41 M€ depending on the different performances and achievements of the player.

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