Arsenal fans are looking up with interest here in the Football Transfer Tavern as Metro claim they could well be keen on landing Karim Benzema.
The Real Madrid forward would cost in the region of £40 million and has been linked with the Gunners, Chelsea and Liverpool in the recent past.
Now as one of our punters notes, prising Benzema away from Real Madrid would cost at least the £40 million asking price and a substantial wage packet.
The French international star would also want assurances over whether he would be the first choice forward at the club over international compatriot Olivier Giroud and summer signing Danny Welbeck.
We think that money is the very least Benzema would demand from Arsenal with the guarantee that titles would be challenged for and Champions League football more than likely to be on the table each season.
With the Gunners’ title challenge looking like it is over by November, a significant improvement is required – both on the pitch and also in the transfer market.
Arsenal fans. Do you think that Wenger will be able to convince Karim Benzema to leave the Bernabeu and come to North London? Let us know your thoughts below.