The Lyon star has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent months.
“If I was to choose to sign one French player out of, say, Benzema, Ribery or Gourcuff then I would, without doubt, sign Benzema,” Nadal told French newspaper L’Equipe.
“I like Ribery a lot, he is a great player, but I know less about Gourcuff.”
“Another player who is very good is Nasri, who is young and looks like he will become better and better. I like him a lot too,” the tennis ace added.