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Arsenal have already acquired the signature of a top class center forward this month by bringing in Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.
Still, they are linked with another quality French striker in the form of Real Madrid’s Benzema. Earlier this month, there was a report (via Don Balon) claiming that the Gunners have put put forward a proposal to secure the services of the former Lyon striker. Now, another Spanish media have come up with an exciting story.
According to Diario Gol, Real Madrid are looking to improve their squad and certain key stars are lined up.
The Spanish media suggest that Ronaldo cannot be replaced and Bale’s price tag would be high, therefore, the only way to get in a superstar is by selling Karim Benzema.
Diario Gol have mentioned that the Los Blancos are quite certain of Arsenal presenting a last minute bid to take the 29-year-old away from Les Bleus. Wenger is looking for a replacement for Alexis Sanchez and if the Chilean leaves then the Arsenal boss wants Karim to come in.
Benzema’s cuurent contract with the European champions will expire in 2019 and he rakes in €298,000-a-week (Star). This season, he has started every game for Madrid so far (4), bagged 1 goal and provided 1 assist.
The Spanish source have further mentioned that Florentino Perez has his phone ready to sign a new No.9. We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds in the coming days.