Lyon attacking midfielder Miralem Pjanic has today revealed that his Lyon team-mate, Karim Benzema, is close to making a move to Manchester United.

Lyon’s manager today claimed that no formal bids have been made for the player although the club would listen to offers.

“Benzema is nearly gone to Old Trafford,” said Pjanic. “The English club are willing to pay €45 million for him and it is just a question of the day when he will move to England. He does not have anything against going to Manchester. Our side will be reinforced by Lisandro Lopez, the Argentine forward from Porto.”

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