Karim Benzema’s lawyers have requested a face-to-face meeting with Mathieu Valbuena in an effort to ease tensions between the France teammates embroiled in a blackmail scandal.
Benzema, who has been handed preliminary charges of conspiracy to blackmail relating to an extortion scam over a sex tape involving Valbuena, has no right to meet the Lyon midfielder during the investigation.
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The hearing could allow the players to speak for the first time since Benzema was charged last month and placed under judicial supervision. The investigating judge has one month to consider the request.