Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has refused to enter new contract talks with Karim Benzema.

Benzema is pushing for new terms and a pay-hike to place him alongside captain Sergio Ramos.

However, Don Balon says Perez has no interest in discussing new terms, despite pressure from coach Zinedine Zidane.

Perez still believes the best option would be to sell Benzema, rather than hand him an improved contract.

And he is prepared to defy Zidane, with the feeling inside the boardroom being Alvaro Morata would never have left for Chelsea if the coach had not favoured Benzema so blatantly.