Manchester United transfer roundup: Karim Benzema hints at Real Madrid exit

Manchester United transfer roundup: Karim Benzema hints at Real Madrid exit

Here is the latest Manchester United transfer news and gossip.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema posted a cryptic message along with a photo of him on a plane on Tuesday which hinted he may be about to leave the Spanish club.

The message, ‘Let’s leave the past behind. #rip’, was pounced upon by supporters as Man United and Arsenal have both been linked with moves for the striker. However, Sky Sports’Bryan Swanson later tweeted to tell fans that the picture was from his holiday and that he is still with the Madrid squad in Shanghai. Who do we believe? Who knows. Either way, Benzema is certainly trying to get United and Arsenal fans excited.

Benzema may be on his way out of Spain but Sergio Ramos won’t be. United are said to be resigned to missing out on the defender and will not look for any other centre-backs, including Nicolas Otamendi, if he signs a new contract with Madrid.

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Rafael Benitez has had his say on the matter, telling reporters that he is “optimistic” that Ramos will stay.

Elsewhere, Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly made a £28.5m bid for Angel di Maria. It is safe to say that United will be holding out for a lot more than that considering they paid Madrid £59m for him last summer.

Finally, Victor Valdes posted on Twitter to tell fans that he is still enjoying training with United. The timing of the tweet was odd considering his falling out with Louis van Gaal earlier this month and the fact that United have just signed Sergio Romero.

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