Rihanna dines out with Real Madrid star

Singer has late night snack with Karim Benzema

Rihanna Dines With Real Madrid Player Karim Benzema

Has singer Rihanna got a new boyfriend? The rumour mill seems to think so after she was spotted in New York with a famous footballer.

The star was photographed at 24-hour diner Coppelia in Manhattan early on Tuesday morning with Real Madrid star Karim Benzema. The pair then left at around 6am, but made no indication they were seeing each other or were just friends.

Rihanna and Karim, who were linked during the 2014 World Cup when she sent her commiserations via Twitter after his team France were sent crashing out of the tournament, appeared to be getting to know each other, reports the Daily Mirror.

Last year, she tweeted the 27-year-old '@Benzema I feel your pain right now!', to which he replied: '@rihanna No pain no gain, thanks for the support!'

It's not known what their relationship status is, but she's known to be a huge football fan.

RiRi, who was recently linked to Leonardo DiCaprio, reportedly partied at the nearby nightclub Griffin before heading for a late night, or shall we say early morning, snack.

Rihanna kept it casual for her big night, wearing a pair of skinny ripped blue jeans that she teamed with a cleavage baring black top and a black leather jacket.