Wenger WORKING HARD To Sign Karim Benzema, Deal VERY POSSIBLE

Having signed Petr Cech from Chelsea recently, Arsene Wenger is looking to add a striker to his team despite the admirable performance of Olivier Giroud last season.

In their bid to get more striking reinforcement ahead of next season campaign, Arsenal are ready to “test Real Madrid resolve” with a €25 million bid for French international, Karim Benzema, Daily Star can confirm.

Various reports are also claiming that Arsene Wenger is really desperate to sign Benzema, and is prepared to submit a bid of £17.8 million – according to the Metro – with Madrid ready to sell.

Benzema, a target for Liverpoool and Manchester United in on the radar of Arsenal and the above named source also says the Gunners are “expected to be the first team to bid for the 27-year old”.

Arsene Wenger is a huge admirer of Benzema, who he reportedly got close to signing last summer.

New Madrid boss, Rafael Benitez is reported to have decided to deploy Cristiano Ronaldo as the team’s main striker next term. This has made Benzema open to leaving the Bernabeu, as his play time will be limited.

Meanwhile, Benzema’s agent, Karim Djaziri has moved to quash the speculation, saying his client has no desire to leave Madrid this summer.

“I haven’t met with any club in London. Not with United or not with anyone else. We haven’t held talks with anyone other than Real Madrid”, Djaziri was quoted as saying to Marca, a Spanish media. He went further to say that Benzema would only leave Los Blancos he was seen as surplus to requirements.

For the Gunners, signing Benzema will represent a huge significant boost, as he would be preferred to lead the line for Arsenal, instead of his compatriot, Giroud. He would therefore guarantee the Wenger-tutored team goals.

Benzema was signed from Lyon in the summer of 2009 for a reported fee of £35.8 million. He has won the La Liga (2011-12), three Copas Del Rey (2010-11, 2013-14), the UEFA Champions League (2013-14), UEFA Super Cup (2014) and FIFA club World Cup (2014) titles with the Los Blancos.