Karim Benzema remain at the Lyon

BARCELONA, June 13 (Ligue 1) - Lyon striker Karim Benzema has remained the champions of France after the World Cup in 2010, according to club president Jean-Michel Aulas.

The 20-year leader is regarded as one of the best young players in Europe after scoring 21 league goals for Lyon spearheaded the seventh consecutive Ligue 1 title last season.

Aulas is now Barcelona for the European Club Association (ECA) conference in Camp Nou, and with the catalan would be between giants Benzema admirers, it took time to dispel speculation a deal could be made to sell his star striker.

"In euros, or 40million euros 50mil we sell Benzema's ear, 'Aulas joked to reporters.

"It is not a question of money. The player wants to achieve something important in the Champions League with Lyon.

"It is fortunate the club and it can be seen with his last contract renewal. I am sure he will stay with Lyon until the 2010 World Cup finals. "

Benzema is underway with France at Euro 2008 where the attacker is set from Friday evening is crucial encounter with the Netherlands.

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