According to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, Arsenal have bid £45m for Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.
At this point, Karim Benzema to Arsenal seems to be the longest running transfer saga of the summer. The Real Madrid man has been linked with the London club since what now seems to have been the dawn of time, but according to one Italian journalist, the deal may finally be moving forward.
Emanuele Giulianelli claimed last week that Benzema to Arsenal was a done deal. It turned out it wasn’t but hey, you know what they say… never let the truth get in the way of a good tweet.
Giulianelli may have been wrong last week, but that hasn’t stopped him from coming right back and having another crack at the same drum.
According to the Italian reporter, Arsenal have now lodged a mega-money offer for the French striker. But not only that, Giulianelli adds that Benzema is keen on a switch.
Check out the journalist’s sensational tweets below.
Benzema deal is on: best offer is from Arsenal, £45mln. They will take a decision soon. He wants to reach Wenger.
— Emanuele Giulianelli (@EmaGiulianelli) August 13, 2015
If this deal goes through at the proposed price, Benzema would break the record as Arsenal’s most expensive signing ever, beating the £42m they paid for Mesut Ozil two years ago.
We can still see the deal happening given the fact that it makes sense on so many levels for both Arsenal and Benzema himself. However, after Giulianelli’s last failed attempt at a ‘done deal’ report, we’ll be waiting a little longer before accepting the Italian’s twitter account as gospel.