£40m Accepted, Sky Sports CONFIRM Benzema January Move To Arsenal

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Are the Gunners back in for Karim Benzema? Yes, says the Daily Star, which has been reading the Spanish press and in particular a sensational report in Merca Football.

It claims that the fiery French striker, axed from Les Bleus Euro 16 squad, because of a sex tape scandal, could finally be on his way to the Emirates next year. The 28-year-old striker has long been linked to Arsenal and now the Star says “a £40m bid could be on the cards” as Wenger looks to replace Olivier Giroud.

He’s increasingly looking like a bit part player at Arsenal and it’s believed that Benzema will be brought in next summer with Giroud offloaded. Real are said to be ready to sell the frontman but they will insist on not a penny less than £40m.

Of course, “none of this will happen unless Real Madrid get their Fifa transfer sanction lifted,” Football 365 says, “as they will not be able to buy a replacement.” So if you are an Arsenal fan, don’t hold your breath for this one.