Manchester United gaffer Sir Alex Ferguson is known to be a long term admirer of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, having tried to sign him last summer but eventually losing him to the Spanish giants.
If reports from AS are to be believed, Manchester United have offered Real Madrid a total of 30 million euros for the Frenchman.
Ferguson is even quoted as saying: “Benzema reminds me of Zidane in terms of flexibility. He has a special drive on the ball where it just sticks between his feet when he has it.”
However, AS go on to say that Valdano has informed the English club that Benzema is not for sale, especially after Mourinho publicly stated that he intends to make Benzema one of the best strikers in the world next season.