Chelsea respond after being offered Karim Benzema transfer
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 30
Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Karim Benzema (FIFA via Getty)

have turned down the chance to sign former striker before the end of the January transfer window, according to reports.

Benzema is pushing to leave Al-Ittihad less than a year after completing his lucrative move to the .

The 36-year-old has been offered to several clubs in the Premier League and across Europe, .

Chelsea have also been offered the opportunity to add Benzema to their squad before the end of the January window but according to , the club’s plan is to ‘prioritise emerging elite talent’.

The report adds that Conor Gallagher’s future is still uncertain as Chelsea could remain open to selling the midfielder before the window closes at 11pm this Thursday.

Karim Benzema is pushing to leave Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad (Getty)

It’s also claimed that Chelsea have held discussions over a possible deal for Aston Villa striker Jhon Duran.

but Villa will be looking to make a significant profit on the player they signed in an £18 million deal from MLS side Chicago Fire last summer.

Another complication for Chelsea is that .

Reports elsewhere over the weekend suggested that .

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