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Aulas: Benzema stays at Lyon

Aulas: Benzema stays at Lyon

Football Transfer Centre

Jean Michel Aulas, Lyon's chairman, has revealed that Karim Benzema will be staying at the club. It is understood that Real Madrid and Barcelona have a long-term interest in the France international.

"With 40million euros or 50million euros we would sell Benzema's ear," Aulas joked to reporters.

"It is not a question of money. The player wants to achieve something big in the Champions League with Lyon.

"He is happy at the club and this can be seen with his latest contract renewal. I am sure that he will stay with Lyon until the 2010 World Cup finals."