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Benzema: United keep trying to sign me
Karim Benzema claims Manchester United have tried to sign him "for the past three or four seasons".
Benzema, 24, transferred to Real Madrid from Lyon for £25 million in 2009 having been strongly linked with a move to Premier League side United.
Speculation has continued to suggest the Red Devils have a maintained interest in the France international, and Benzema has confirmed those rumours.
He is quoted as saying in the Sun: "The rumours about my future are common, every summer it's the same that I will be going to this club and that club.
"But I am very happy at Real Madrid and the thought about leaving has never crossed my mind. I know Manchester United have tried to sign me for the past three or four seasons.
"When I was at Lyon they and a number of other English clubs wanted me but could not agree terms with Lyon. Besides, I wanted to go to Spain and I can honestly say I have never regretted that decision.
"I'm still young and I have a contract at Madrid until 2015. I still want to achieve things at the club. I have had a taste of success after winning the Spanish title but I want more."
While Benzema is currently content at La Liga champions Real, he admitted he could one day consider a switch to the Premier League.
He added: "I would never say never about coming to England and, to be honest, I have no real preference in terms of teams. But that is a long way in the future, not something I would even consider at the moment."