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Chelsea under ongoing talks with Karim Benzema’s representatives

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Chelsea is exploring the possibility of securing a deal for Al-Ittihad striker Karim Benzema this month. The 36-year-old reportedly desires to leave Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, journalist Simon Phillips has provided an update on Benzema’s situation on Substack.

Simon Phillips stated that Chelsea has contacted a financial expert and one of Karim Benzema’s representatives to assess the feasibility of a deal. The French striker is one of the world’s top forwards, having scored 31 goals in all competitions last season. Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has described Benzema as top level.

Benzema appears to be a great option for Chelsea this month. Since, the club has reportedly reached out to one of his representatives. This development is likely to impress Chelsea supporters since Benzema is one of the best strikers yet.

Will Chelsea benefit from securing Benzema?

While Benzema is aging, his performance last season demonstrated his goal-scoring capabilities. This season, he has scored nine times in 15 league appearances, albeit in the less competitive Saudi Pro League compared to La Liga.

Indeed, Benzema, despite his advancing age, showcased his goal-scoring ability last season. This term, he has notched nine goals in 15 league appearances, though it’s important to note that the Saudi Pro League is not as competitive as La Liga.

Overall, if the financial aspects align, securing Benzema on a short-term deal would make sense for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. But only time will tell whether Chelsea will be desperate to secure the French striker.

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