Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez does not expect forwards Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema to leave the club. Bale, 26, has been linked with a move to Man United  and France’s Benzema, 27, with Arsenal.

 

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“I’m not going to talk about offers,” said Benitez at the start of the week. “Everything is well and Bale’s going to have a good season with us, I’m sure.”  On Benzema, he added: “I think Benzema is going to stay with us. I’m very happy with him.”On the field,  Bale scored twice against former club Tottenham Hotspur as Real Madrid won 2-0 in a Tuesday friendly at the pre-season Audi Cup in Germany.