Arsenal approach Real Madrid with bid on Karim Benzema
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims Lady Luck has completely abandoned his side during the transfer window. The Frenchman has shifted attention towards signing Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema after failing to sign in several high-profile players this summer. As a matter of fact the Emirates boss has only made one small change to his squad.
After failing to secure the services of David Silva, Gonzalo Higuain, Roberto Soldado, Alvaro Negredo and Luis Suarez, the Emirates boss is preparing to make a swoop for Benzema. Real Madrid have already shrugged off interest from Arsenal suggesting they are uninterested in selling Benzema.
The French striker’s agent Karim Djaziri has also confirmed this news and added that Benzema is concentrating on spending this season with Real Madrid. However, the Wenger we have seen this summer won’t back off from his target so easily. Suarez’s transfer saga should be a reminder for Real Madrid that Wenger will throw bids towards them, even if they are somewhat ridiculous.
In an interview to Le Journal du Dimanche, Djaziri said that Benzema won’t be moving out of Real Madrid this season. Djaziri also said that Benzema wasn’t worried about the possibility of having to play beside Gareth Bale.
“We can't stop the rumors. But I tell you: Karim will not go to Arsenal,” Djaziri said. “It's never been a question for him and no contact has been made. “He will stay at Madrid. The probable arrival of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid doesn't threaten him at all. Cristiano Ronaldo and Bale will play on the wings and Karim in the center.”
Wenger, who continues to lament about facing “bad luck” this summer, is expected to put forth a second bid on Benzema on Monday. However, his desire to bring the 25-year-old striker to the Emirates will remain fruitless since Benzema himself has expressed his desire to end his career at Real Madrid.
Djaziri reiterated his client’s stance on the matter suggesting Benzema is keen on ending his career under Los Blancos colors.
“Karim could very well finish his career at Real, the club of his dreams,” Djaziri concluded.