KARIM BENZEMA is reportedly demanding showdown talks with Real Madrid over their alleged pursuit of Erling Haaland.
Onze Mondial claims the Borussia Dortmund star, 21, is a key target for Carlo Ancelotti this summer, alongside soon-to-be free agent Kylian Mbappe.
And while the versatile Paris Saint-Germain attacker, 23, could easily slot in alongside France pal Benzema, the arrival of Haaland would present a direct threat to his leading role at the Bernabeu.
Benzema, 34, continues to be in fine form for Real, netting 24 goals in just 28 games this season.
But with his contract expiring in 2023, Benzema fears Haaland’s signing could effectively end his 13-year Los Blancos career.
And he is ANNOYED by Real exploring the possibility of a bid.
The veteran will now seek a meeting with club president Florentino Perez to clarify his role and Real’s business intentions this summer.
Should Benzema not like what he hears, it could even open the door to a stunning exit.
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Manchester City – also reportedly keen on Haaland – were strongly linked ahead of the January transfer window.
But any decision over Benzema’s future hinges on whether Real intend to push through with a move for Norwegian hot shot Haaland.
He too has an impeccable goal record with 23 strikes in just 20 games this term.
Unlike Mbappe, who can also play out wide, Haaland’s best game is unlocked when he is the main central striker.
With Vinicius Jr already nailing down Real’s left wing, the signings of Mbappe and Haaland would give Ancelotti a new frontline for the next decade.
And it could spell the end for Real’s final star of the last Galactico era.
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