The previous Lyon man dragged Real to a Champions League triumph as captain last season and scored a remarkable 44 goals across all competitions. His form earned him the primary Ballon d’Or of his profession but he was then forced to drag out of the France squad for the World Cup through injury.
France lost the ultimate to Argentina. Benzema, who has played 617 times for Real, has since retired from international football and will now seek the ultimate big move of his profession.
United and Arsenal each have Benzema on their shortlists but could go for more energizing options, especially with each needing reinforcements in January. Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is believed to be liked by each clubs.