If you thought the transfer talk would end when January did, you were wrong. It seems that already the press are eagerly anticipating the summer when more players will be bought and sold. Berbatov is the obvious transfer link for United, but it appears we are now interested in a Lyon duo worth an incredible £40 million.
Karim Benzema, 20, is a product of the Lyon youth team who is able to play on both wings, but prefers a more central attacking role. He has bagged 16 goals in 21 games in the league, as well as 3 in 5 in the Champions League.
Ben Arfa, 20, came through the ranks with Benzema and also prefers a more central attacking role, but has been used on the left wing for the majority of this season.
Arsenal and Chelsea were linked with the pair last summer but Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, claimed they would not be sold until his team had won the Champions League.
The papers are reporting today that Sir Alex Ferguson has been asking after the two young attackers, but Aulas has claimed the only way they’ll be making a move to Old Trafford is if Cristiano Ronaldo comes in their place. “I told Sir Alex that Benzema and Ben Arfa will not leave in the next two years,” Aulas said. “We want to build our future on them. If he wants to exchange Cristiano Ronaldo for Ben Arfa we could talk about it, but they would have to also give us a bit of money.”
Do you know much about the Lyon pair? Would you like to see them at United?