£40million Deal Done ! – Karim Benzema TO Arsenal In January

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ARSENAL are reportedly readying a £40million swoop to sign Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.

According to The Sun, Arsene Wenger is preparing to make the whopping offer for the striker on Monday.

Recent reports in Spain suggested that the North London club had already contacted Real Madrid with a firm offer.

However, The Sun claim discussions will start next week as the Gunners hone in on their second summer signing.

Arsenal have been repeatedly linked with Benzema, and it seems Wenger is determined to make the move happen.

New Real manager Rafa Benitez is looking to re-shape his squad this summer, and he is said to be willing to sell Benzema but at the right price.

The Spanish giants will be aiming to secure a fee close to the £42.5m Arsenal paid for Mesut Ozil two years ago.