Chelsea linked striker wants PSG to win Champions League clash

Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema was linked to Chelsea via his agent last week, but says PSG reaching the Champions League Final and dumping the Blues out is part of his 'dream'.

Karim Benzema may not be as revered as Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, but he has made a great job of playing second fiddle in recent months.

The French international has netted 21 times in 35 starts this season, including eight in his last 10 games.

With Madrid rumoured however to be considering big money moves for new strikers in the summer, his future has a little uncertainty attached to it, with just a year remaining on his contract.

His agent stated last week that he had been in touch with Premier League clubs, telling GiveMeSport: "I can confirm that I am in talks with Manchester City and Chelsea in relation to Karim Benzema."

The Madrid striker may not have done too much to endear himself to his prospective new club however by declaring PSG as dream opponents for this year's Champions League Final should Real Madrid reach it.

Despite his former Lyon connections, he told Spanish newspaper AS he would simply love to compete against a club from his country: "My dream final? PSG, as it's a French team."

PSG face off against Chelsea on Wednesday night in one of the most eagerly anticipated Champions League quarter-final ties, due to it's unpredictability, with pundits united in calling it as a 50/50 clash.

Real Madrid themselves face Borussia Dortmund, keen to overcome the side which dispatched them in the semi-finals last season, when Robert Lewandowski netted four past Jose Mourinho's side.

Benzema is determined not to let history repeat itself. He added: "We have not forgotten what happened last season, but now we have a new team with a new mindset. They have the same side but have several injured. We will give it our all to qualify this round."


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