Karim Benzema is being looked at with longing eyes from France, with some of the big Ligue 1 clubs considering a move for the under fire Real Madrid striker.
Le 10Sport has revealed that four French clubs have 30 year old Benzema on their list of high priority targets for next season: Olympique Lyon, PSG, Marseille and Monaco.
Lyon want Benzema
Lyon have Benzema lined up to be a replacement for Mariano, if the former Real Madrid hitman is lured to Atlético Madid. PSG meanwhile think Benzema could be a possible replacement for Cavani, or even Neymar if Florentino Pérez has his way and tempts the Brazilian to the Bernabéu.
And what does Benzema think of all this? Sources close to the player say that he isn't averse to a move. He's tired of the constant criticism at Real Madrid, and feels that only Zidane truly backs him. He also thinks a return to France would give him the chance to make a case for once again having an important role to play in the French team.