With Rafa Benitez reportedly set to deploy Cristiano Ronaldo as his central striker next season, 27 year old Karim Benzema is set for a season on the bench…
In a market where top quality strikers are now as common as gold dust, this makes the French attacker one of the most highly sought after targets in this summers transfer window.
With Arsenal reportedly looking for a big acquisition up front, Spanish radio station Cope have today reported that Arsene Wenger has been in contact with the Real Madrid superstar and that he is in the process of persuading him to move to London.
The story may seem pretty far fetched but when one considers Arsenal’s massive signings over the past three summers (Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and now Petr Cech), the signing of Benzema is perhaps more possible than many would believe.
The French international has been linked with a move to the Gunners for some time now and with super agent Muzzi Ozcan tweeting the following just two days ago, could Karim Benzema be the big name that he is referring to?
Arsenal will be making the transfer of the season ! The deal isn’t to far from being complete ! Will update in the coming days
— Muzzi Ozcan (@Muzziozcan) July 8, 2015
Manchester United are also thought to be interested in signing the Real striker but all reports regarding the never ending transfer saga of David De Gea suggest their gaze is now purely focused on central defender Sergio Ramos.