Houllier - who took over from Martin O'Neill at Villa earlier this season - was the Frenchman’s boss at Lyon and still maintains a relationship with the striker.
Benzema is finding his first-team opportunities limited at the Bernabeu, with several other world-class strikers on the books under Jose Mourinho.
And it is thought the Portuguese tactician may be prepared to allow Benzema to leave - although only on a temporary basis.
The player's agent Karim Djaziri is quoted as saying there is 'no chance' he will leave Real Madrid on a permanent deal - despite reports of interest from several European giants including AC Milan and Juventus.
But a short-term loan deal to allow Benzema to recapture his form after failing to adjust to life in Spain could still be a possibility.
'There are still some months to go before the January transfer window, but Karim wants to play for Madrid,' Djaziri added.
'He has been linked with Inter, Milan and Juventus but there is no chance he will leave Madrid. He has five years to run on his deal.'
i guess maybe if he goes to aston villa he can finally find a house with some furniture :( DON'T GO KAWEEM