Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has fuelled speculation of an exit after posting a message on Twitter suggesting his time in the Spanish capital may be up.
Benzema took to Twitter to post the following message, which hints at a farewell: “Nine years ago I first wore the Real Madrid shirt, thanks to the President, the whole club and the players and all the coaches with whom I met along the way. I've been proud to defend the club badge and am eternally grateful always #HalaMadrid."
Hace 9 años me ponía por primera vez la camiseta del @realmadrid Gracias al presidente, a todo el club y los jugadores Y a todos los entrenadores con los que coincidí. Orgulloso de defender este escudo y eternamente agradecido siempre #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/wgxDZ7BvFI— Karim Benzema (@Benzema) July 9, 2018
This comes at the same time as reports in Italy via La Gazzaetta dello Sport suggest that new Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is lining up a reunion with the Los Blancos striker after coaching him while at Real Madrid.
Ancelotti was hired at the end of last season by Napoli - although former boss Maurizio Sarri was never actually sacked and is still on the payroll - and is looking to add to their already formidable front line.
Reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport suggest that the Partenopei are ready to make a €40m bid for the France international to possibly fill the shoes of Dries Mertens, who has been linked with a move away from the Stadio San Paolo.