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Real Madrid: Arsenal ready to offer € 58 million for Benzema



Santiago-Bernabeu (Madrid), mercredi. Karim Benzema est titulaire face à la Juventus.

Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid) on Wednesday. Karim Benzema earned against Juventus. (AFP / Gerard Julien.)

This may be one of the big hits of this transfer window. According to British newspaper The Sun, Arsenal will make Monday a bid 40 million pounds, or about 58 million euros to Real Madrid to clinch the services of the French striker Karim Benzema (27 years).

The interest of Arsene Wenger, coach of Arsenal, Karim Benzema is not new. Year after year, at the time of the transfer window, the name of the French international insistently towards the London club. Wenger seems convinced that the attacker is the man for the job to propel the London Gunners even higher and be competitive for a national title that shuns since 2004, even for the Champions League.

Once Arsene Wenger has decided not to wait and move very quickly on the offensive, if one believes the edition of The Sun on Friday. The offer stupendous nearly 58 million will be sent to Real Madrid, who could study it with great interest. The recent arrival as coach Rafael Benitez, a successor Carlo Ancelotti pushed out, suggests a repositioning of Madrid attackers. Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale could occupy the axial position which previously amounted to Karim Benzema. In training, according to the Spanish daily As, Rafael Benitez has also tested training without Karim Benzema.

These elements have prompted Wenger to sound again the French striker. The radio Cadena Cope, the Arsenal coach would have called in early July, to explain to him the project of the Gunners. The technician had also submitted a contract proposal.

At the moment, this information is not confirmed from the side of Arsenal. Alongside the Arsenal training camp in Asia, Arsene Wenger has only confirmed this Friday the next departure of the French striker Yaya Sanogo for Ajax Amsterdam.

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